The minute brand new carpet is put on your floors, it becomes a job to ensure they are clean. This is because people track dirt on their shoes and their feet, even if you habitually wipe your feet before stepping on carpet, which no one ever does. This leads to carpets with dirt that is down deep inside of the carpet fibers. Cleaning them is a chore that most of us want to avoid and vacuuming only gets the surface. It cannot get down deep where the allergens are going to hide. That is why so many people choose a carpet cleaning service so that they can enjoy their carpets again. Is that the right choice for you?

Carpet cleaning, if done properly, is not an easy task. It involves moving furniture around and slowly moving the cleaner back and forth over the carpet. It involves knowing the best type of cleaner and the best type of soap for your carpets. It includes spot treating and how to get that stain up. In short, it is a major headache for most people and even if you get it done, you still may not be happy with the results.

If you hire a carpet cleaning service, you ensure that your carpets get as clean as they possibly can. You may still have to remove the furniture, but all of the other hard work is left up to that person. They will be able to look at the stains on your carpet and figure out what they need to do to ensure the stain is gone. They will have an understanding of what direction the carpet fibers run so that they can pull the steam cleaner against it and take the stain away. They will know what type of soap and pretreatments to use on your carpet to kill allergens and eliminate the dirt that is ground into the carpet.

Carpet cleaning is a lot different from vacuuming. Vacuuming doesn’t take a lot of time and carpet cleaning does. Carpet cleaning is not a process that can be rushed and if you don’t know what you are doing, you may still have a carpet that is half clean. By hiring someone to do the dirty work for you, you can enjoy taking off your shoes and walking on cleaner carpet. Who wouldn’t enjoy that feeling?

No matter how much money you spend on a vacuum cleaner, there will always be situations where a vacuum is not enough to clean the carpets in your home. For many, they have decided to get rid of the carpet in their home completely because of this. However, some of the more devoted fans of carpet keep trying to vacuum away the grossest parts of their home’s carpet. Many do it by renting a carpet cleaner and others strike out and buy one. That is why we are here to help you decide whether you should you rent or purchase a carpet cleaning machine.

Some people can get away with only renting a machine once in a while. They are typically people who do not have a lot of carpet and those who vacuum very often. They are people who do not have to deal with kids spilling things and allergies. They may also be people who have carpet in an area of their home that does not see a lot of shoes, IE a carpeted bedroom. For the rest of us, those that have carpet throughout, allergies, children, and pets; we may need to rent so often that it quickly becomes cheaper to purchase a machine.

Carpets hold dust. They get stained up. In high traffic areas where people may come in from outdoors with mud on their shoes, even a little bit of mud can destroy the looks of your carpet. Some people may even end up with blackened carpet near their doors. This not only looks bad, but it can damage the flooring underneath. It could be a place for mold to grow and then allergies inside can be worse. Therefore, you need to clean it more often. The same can be said for having kids and spilled drinks in the living room. No matter how much you blot with a towel, chances are good you will not get every drop of water out of carpet because it soaks up the water.

If you prefer to not purchase a carpet cleaner, you don’t have to. It could be that you simply rent a cleaner every few months to keep it looking presentable. If you have a friend who owns one, you may be able to borrow theirs and there are always carpet cleaning services that promise to clean your carpet better. Any of these things are also good options. You simply have to decide what is most worth it to you.

Many people have opted to go with a hardwood floor because carpet cleaning is such a chore. However, installing hardwood flooring is way more expensive than simply cleaning carpet. The good news is, if you know a few tips and tricks, you will not have such a hard time cleaning carpets and I personally feel that the best way to take on carpet cleaning is to simply get up and do it. You can rent a carpet cleaning machine for very little money and if done right, you can turn old, stained up carpet into something you enjoy walking barefoot on.

The first step in carpet cleaning is to find the machine that you want to use. You can purchase a rental or buy your own. If you have a lot of allergies, you may be better off to buy a carpet cleaner because once you have clean carpets you will notice that your allergies are less bothersome. Some of the carpet cleaners available for purchase are also able to clean upholstery and a lot of rental machines are not able to do it. Either way, choosing your machine is going to be beneficial.

After you have the machine, you will want to clear everything out of the room that you can. For heavily soiled carpets this is even more true. When the room is cleared as much as possible, you will want to vacuum it thoroughly. During the vacuuming, avoid trying to rush over the carpet. Vacuum slowly so that your machine will have time to get up everything that it can. Again, on heavily soiled carpets that have a lot of traffic, you may end up with muddy carpet once you start using the steam cleaner. That would only serve to make more of a mess out of your carpets.

When the floor is as clean as you can get it, fire up the steaming carpet cleaner. Take your time with this part as well. Most have a trigger that will allow the water to come out. Squeeze the trigger and pull it back toward you. Then run the cleaner over it a time or two to get all of the excess water up that you can. Change your position and do it again. It is best to do small sections so that you ensure you do not miss anything. Areas that are less soiled may not need for you to go over it in multiple directions, but it is always beneficial in heavy traffic areas.