Step-By-Step Guide to Clean Carpets

Cleaning your carpets is crucial for maintaining their shiny look, increasing their durability, and keeping you and your family safe from various illnesses. Vacuuming and DIY stain removal processes effectively clean carpets, but they are not effective enough to maintain the carpet’s overall integrity. 

Professional carpet cleaning is the best way to entirely clean and disinfect your carpets. It removes the stubborn stains and grime from the surface of carpets and eliminates up to 99% of germs, viruses, and harmful bacteria. Moreover, it is a fast and reliable carpet cleaning solution. 

Typically, cleaning companies provide professional carpet cleaning services. You can approach them if you want to get your carpets professionally cleaned and disinfected. 

The CT carpet cleaners follow a step-by-step process to clean your carpets. They begin with a quick pre-inspection and end up with a post-inspection process, ensuring you get your carpets in good condition. Let’s learn more about the step-by-step professional carpet cleaning process in detail.

Step 1- Pre-Inspection 

Pre-inspection is a process of checking out your carpets’ current condition, determining workload, and estimating the required time & effort. In this process, the experts also check if there is any damage caused to your carpets. 

Pre-Inspection of your carpets is essential as it helps carpet cleaners to determine a reasonable cost for cleaning your carpets, depending on various factors. 

Step 2- Vacuuming 

Vacuuming is the process of removing waste particles, dust, and dirt from your carpets using a vacuum cleaning machine. It is also a part of regular carpet cleaning. 

If you have a vacuum cleaner at your home, you can vacuum your carpets on your own. However, as you are not an expert carpet cleaner, you may fail to clean them properly and possibly end up with a mess. So, it is always a better option to go with professional carpet cleaners. 

Professional carpet cleaning Hartford companies use specialized vacuum cleaning machines. They are more effective and efficient compared to the vacuum cleaners you use at your home. Moreover, professional carpet cleaners have the expertise and vast experience, so they are efficient enough to obtain desired cleanliness and shiny appearance. 

Step 3- Pre Spray 

Stains, wax, and grime are hard to remove from the surface of your carpets. You can’t remove them using hot water extraction or steam cleaning alone. Here the pre-spray is crucial. 

Pre-spray is the process of spraying a specific type of chemical (typically a combination of surfactants and solvents) all over the carpets’ surface to soften and break the soiling. The carpet cleaners let the chemical stay on the carpets for a few minutes so that the soiling can be effectively removed by hot water extraction. 

The cleaners spray the chemical using either a pump-up sprayer, an in-line injection sprayer, or an electric/battery-powered sprayer. 

While spraying the chemical on the carpets, the cleaners follow preventive measures to avoid mishappening. They use protective glasses, masks, respiratory protection, and hand gloves. 

Step 4- Hot Water Extraction/ Steam Cleaning

Hot water extraction (HWE) effectively removes the soiling from the carpets using hot water and a cleaning agent at high pressure. This process is also called steam cleaning. However, there is no steam involved in this process except the steam that comes from hot water. So, the term “steam cleaning” is incorrect to define the hot water extraction process correctly. 

In this process, a hot water extractor is used to inject hot water and a cleaning agent forcefully on the surface of carpets. When the cleaning solution comes into contact with the carpet, its temperature is around 50 to 120 degrees Celsius, depending on the heat provided by the hot water extractor. This much pressure and temperature help remove all the dirt, grime, and residue off the carpets. 

Once the hot water extraction process has been completed, the cleaners use heating dryers to dry carpets. This process takes a few hours. 

Step 5- Applying Deodorizer 

Many times, you would have experienced nasty smells coming from your carpets. Food and drink spills, pet urine, and dampness are some of the biggest reasons behind this. The professional cleaners apply a specific type of deodorizer on the carpets and let them stay on the surface for a few hours to get rid of the  nasty smell, 

This process entirely removes the foul odor from the carpets, making them perfectly clean and smelling good.  

Step 6- Apply Carpet Protector (Upon Request)

Paint residues, food and drink spills, pets, abrasion, and moisture are some of the biggest threats to your carpets. They can spoil your carpets’ shiny appearance, softness, and overall integrity. 

To protect your carpets from the damages caused by harmful agents, you can apply a carpet protector on your carpet’s surface. It is optional. The professional cleaners apply a carpet protector on your carpet only upon your request. 

Generally, a carpet protector is a thin film of plastic capable enough to protect your carpets from any type of damage. 

Step 7- Post-Cleaning Inspection 

Post-Cleaning inspection is the last step of professional carpet cleaning. In this stage, the professional cleaners inspect your carpet, ensuring the cleaning is done correctly and no stain and dirt left on the surface. They also ensure that no damage occurs on your carpets during the cleaning process. 

After the post-cleaning inspection of your carpets, they safely hand over your carpet to you. 

Wrapping Up

The step-by-step cleaning process, including all seven steps, makes the professional carpet cleaning process the most effective way to clean your carpets properly. We strongly recommend you get your carpets cleaned by professional carpet cleaners instead of cleaning them on your own. 

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