Carpet Cleaning 101 – Your top questions answered

The journey to maintain clean carpets is a bit like trying to find your way through a maze. The first question is “How frequently?” The questions are endless. There are many questions. In consultation with experts from the carpet cleaning North Shore, I’ve put together answers to your burning questions about carpet cleaning. We’ll get right into it! Learn about our history.

How often should I clean my carpet?

Ideal: Vacuum at least one time a week. It’s suggested that professional cleaning be done every 12-18months. However, homes with pets or children may need to have more frequent deepcleanings.

Q2 Can I remove carpet stains using store-bought cleaners?

Answer: Many off-the shelf cleaners will remove common carpet stains. However, they should be tested first on a non-obvious area of the carpet. Some cleaners may cause discoloration, or they might leave residues that are attractive to dirt.

What is the best way to clean with steam?

Steam or hot water extract is known for deep cleaning. This method not only kills dust and dirt, but also bacteria and mites. Consult with professionals if you are unsure if it is suitable for your carpet type.

Q4: What is the drying time for freshly-cleaned carpets?

Answer: It can take anywhere from 6 to 10 hours for carpets to dry out after cleaning. However, this time frame may be extended to up to 24 hours, depending on the ventilation and humidity. You can accelerate the process by using fans and dehumidifiers.

Do “green”, eco-friendly, or environmentally friendly carpet cleaners work?

Answer: Absolutely! Green cleaning is just as good as its chemical equivalents without causing harm to the planet or your health.

How do I stop resoiling quickly after cleaning my carpet?

You should avoid walking on newly cleaned carpets before they are fully dried. You can wear white socks, if necessary. Rugs or carpet protectors in high-traffic zones can help.

Question 7: Is it necessary to vacuum prior to a professional clean?

Answer: Yes. Pre-vacuuming will remove surface dirt. This allows the cleaning professional to concentrate their efforts on the deeper grime.

How can I tell if my carpet will shrink after cleaning it?

Answer: If you have the proper equipment and technique, shrinkage shouldn’t be a concern. Most carpets with natural fibers will shrink. Be sure to let your cleaner know the carpet type before you arrive.

Ultra Brite Carpet & Tile Cleaning North Shore
79-83 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
(02) 8015 5143

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