Some homeowners prefer hiring carpet cleaning professionals rather than doing it on their own. Others, however, would like to personally clean and take care of their carpets. Both have their own benefits and disadvantages. If you are not sure which one is right for you, continue reading below to learn more about common strategies to clean your carpet.
DIY carpet cleaning
It is important to clean your carpets regularly in order to prevent airborne dust, contaminants, allergens, and pathogens from accumulating on your carpets and putting you and your family’s health at risk. Daily and yearly cleaning routines are necessary not only to maintain the beauty and quality of your carpet but also to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for harmful pathogens and allergens.
Daily cleaning routines are basically the ones that you can do on your own. These include regular vacuuming and immediate stain removal. You can do these on a daily or weekly basis depending on your schedule. On the other hand, you should know that it is necessary that you immediately work to remove stains as soon as they happen. This will prevent the stain from seeping through the deep fibers of your carpet and making it more difficult to remove.
How well you clean your carpet generally depends on the vacuuming equipment and cleaning solutions you use. The best vacuum you should use to clean your carpet should be able to effectively remove soil particles, contain dust that it sucks from your carpet, and maintain the appearance of your carpet. It is important that the vacuum cleaner that you use on your carpet is proven not to damage carpet fibers. Seek professional advice from MBHS Carpet Cleaning on the most cost-effective vacuum cleaner to use for your carpet on a daily basis.
Experts highly recommend using vacuum cleaners that have High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter to prevent the dust that comes out of the carpets from being emitted into the exhaust part of the vacuum cleaner. You can vacuum once a week or more frequently, depending on how frequently the carpet is used.
To effectively remove dust, debris, and allergens from your carpet, you should spend at least one minute on each square yard of your carpet. However, if you have thicker carpet or a shag carpet, you should spend more time on each portion of the carpet to effectively clean it. You can also consider running the vacuum over your carpet a couple times.
Professional carpet cleaning
Sometimes, even with daily or weekly vacuuming, your carpet will still need a thorough cleaning that only a skilled and trained professional can provide. Accidents happen and you are not always there to immediately clean your carpet every time something is spilled on it or when your pets chose to relieve their selves on your carpet. Even when you make it on time to clean the mess, there is an offending smell that you cannot seem to remove no matter how much you scrub and clean your carpet. And there are other times when you just do not have or cannot find the right tools and cleaning solutions to use. It is during these drastic times when you need to call in a professional to effectively clean and restore your carpet.
Professional carpet cleaners have the necessary heavy-duty equipment that will clean your carpets more quickly and more effectively than your vacuum cleaners. They also have the best and most effective cleaning solutions on hand. And if you have particular preferences regarding cleaning solutions, they can find the most appropriate solutions for you or they can use your cleaning solution if you already have one.
MBHS Carpet Cleaning have years of experience cleaning different types of carpets and removing all kinds of stains and odors from your carpet. Call them now to learn more about their services.
MBHS Carpet Cleaning
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577