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Best Way to Clean Carpet | 9 Must Know Tips

Thursday 10th May 2018

carpet cleaningCarpets, Upholstery and textiles are a lot like clothes, if you want to keep them clean, fresh, hygienic and looking good you must clean them regularly. Carpets, Mats, Rugs and all textile furniture in a commercial environment take some serious punishment in the amount of dirt and grime they accumulate. The accumulation of dust, dandruff, pet hair, human hair, pollen etc and what ever else people drag into your business on the soles of there shoes becomes ingrained in your carpet where it will be held infinitely if we don’t clean it. This accumulation of dirt and grime will not only change appearance through lack of colour but damage your carpet and reduce the carpets life substantially. If you were to do a comparison of the carpet or upholstery you have now compared to when it was new you would be shocked at the disparity.


Dirty carpets and upholstery are not only a breed ground but a reservoir for all types of unfriendly bacteria, pathogens, microbes, bugs and mites that put your customer’s, staff and visitors health at risk. This can bring a wide range of problems to your business. Simple irritation from dust mites stuck in the fibres to full blown respiratory difficulty’s to allergens from dust and pollen along with asthma attacks for asthmatics.  Pathogens and bacteria that can last for days and weeks in fabric making the spread of Infectious Disease such as MRSA a lot easier. One study by “Borkow, G. Monk, A. World Journal of Clinical infectious Diseases Aug 2012” found that 65% of nurse’s uniforms had been contaminated with the MRSA bug (So imagine what’s lurking in your fabrics).


So it is important to invest in the right quality Carpet Cleaning Shampoo.  Below are some practical questions you should consider when buying your next Carpet Cleaning Shampoo.

  1.  Is The Carpet Shampoo Fast Acting?
    A good consideration as we need a Carpet Extraction Shampoo that can remove heavy soiling, stains and embedded dirt in one application. As we all know the less time we spend repeating the process the more cost effective the results, saving time and money for all. 
  2. Does The Carpet Shampoo use Smart Chemical Technology?
    This is really important as there is no point washing your carpet if the carpet shampoo you are using is not going to suspend and hold the dirt lifted from the fibres. Imagine you clean your carpet to find all along the dirt and grime are being re-applied to the carpet you have just cleaned.
  3. Does The Carpet Shampoo Have a Built in Protector?
    It goes without saying that once the carpet, rug upholstery or whatever fabric we have just cleaned we want it to last as long as possible. Hence it goes without saying there is no point buying a carpet shampoo if it has no built in Anti-Soiling Protector or Fabric Protector.
  4. Does The Carpet Shampoo have an Optical Brightener? 
    It goes without saying that you have invested heavily in your carpet or furniture for your premises and we all want our assets to look there best. This is why it is important that whatever carpet shampoo you use has an optical brightener built in as this will revitalise even the most tired looking fabric by enhancing the fabrics colours back to there original colours.
  5. Does The Carpet Shampoo Have a Deodouriser?
    A must have for all carpet shampoos when you want to remove bad smells that have absorbed down into the fibre of the fabric. When odours of urine, pets, vomit or old food droppings are left to stagnate in a carpet you need a deodouriser to neutralise the offensive bacteria and remove the smell for good, not something that just masks the smell with a pleasant fragrance.
  6. Is The Carpet Shampoo Cost Effective in Use?
    If you are a commercial user it is important you get good value for money to this end we have to make sure it is a concentrate we are buying, does it really dilute 50:1 and work or is this a pipe dream by the seller. It says Low Foaming Carpet Shampoo but will it work through an Extraction machine without foaming up all my equipment. Finally is the Low Foam Carpet Shampoo safe to use on all Fabrics and Textiles from carpets to curtains including sofas and chairs?  
  7. Is the Low Foam Carpet Shampoo Safe To Use?
    Beside cleaning the carpet will your Low Foam Carpet Shampoo be safe to use on sensitive fabrics without the risk of colour runs better safe than sorry (Check First). We should be able to use our Cleaning Chemical through a carpet cleaning extractor without any risk of nauseous chemical fumes or toxins being released.
  8. Is it safe around Children and Pets?
    There should be no risk to animals or humans you want your carpet shampoo to be non residual so you don’t have to worry about children, babies or pets skins getting irritated when playing on your carpet.
  9. Do I need Hot Water for my Carpet Shampoo?
    A good carpet shampoo will work with Hot or Cold Water although results will always be better with hot water when spotting. This is important as you maybe on sight with no hot water facilities.

best way to clean your carpetHopefully the above helps you in selecting the right Low Foam Carpet Shampoo for your business or home. Its worth remembering Carpets cost a lot of money lets protect this investment by keeping them in good condition by understanding the best ways to clean your carpet. It is recommended to deep clean the typical home or business carpet twice a year, high traffic areas may require more frequent cleaning. The longer you postpone cleaning your carpet the more damage is done each time someone steps onto your carpet they are effectively grinding dirt into the fibres. So organise regular carpet cleaning to ensure you don’t end up incurring the additional cost of repair or even replacement.   

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