Carpets can get pretty messy pretty fast.  If you are struggling to keep your carpets clean and odour-free then it is probably time to leave this challenging task in the hands of professionals like Complete Carpet Restorations.  

When you are trying professional carpet cleaning for the first time, you will likely have quite a few questions about these services and their benefits. Here is a quick look at the most common questions most people have when they want to fully restore and revive dirty carpets.

Is There A Difference Between Wet And Steam Cleaning For Carpets?

Yes, there is a huge difference between the techniques used in wet cleaning and steam cleaning of carpets.  

With steam cleaning, water is heated until a steam form.  Only the steam is applied to the carpet to remove dirt, grease, and stains from carpets.  

With wet cleaning, a special type of carpet washer is used that applies and extracts water as you work.  The carpet fibres are soaked in soapy water, scrubbed and the dirty water is then vacuumed from the fibres.  

Can I Be Allergic To My Carpets?

It is entirely possible for you to be allergic to carpets but don’t go and remove your carpets just yet.  The allergies usually don’t stem from the carpet itself.

You could be allergic to the cleaning products that you are using for your carpets.  Most DIY over the counter products contain lots of chemicals that can be harmful to your lungs or skin.  Professional cleaning companies don’t use products that contain lots of chemicals which mean your allergies could clear up by simply switching over to professional carpet cleaning.

Another thing that could be causing your allergies is the microorganisms found in your carpet.  Bacteria, microbes, dust, pollen, and other allergens could be causing your irritations.  Professional steam carpet cleaning or wet carpet washing should be able to clear up this problem since these cleaning methods are designed to kill bacteria and microbes in your carpet while extracting all dirt from your flooring.

How Often Should I Get Professional Carpet Cleaning?

Some people require carpet cleaning more often than others.  In businesses with lots of traffic, for example, carpet cleaning will be needed more often compared to offices that are very quiet.  Homes with small children or indoor pets might also require carpet cleaning much more often compared to homes with adult residents.  You might also require carpet cleaning after hosting a large event or party.  Many people prefer to get carpet cleaning before the holiday season starts so they can entertain guests in a clean home. 

As a rule of thumb, you should professionally clean your carpets at least once every 6 months but you can get your carpets cleaned more frequently if you notice that this isn’t enough to keep your home or office clean.

How Long Does Wet Carpet Cleaning Take To Dry?

Lots of people avoid wet carpet cleaning because of the waiting time.  The type of carpet you have and the weather can affect the drying time of carpets.  Thick and fluffy carpets, for example, will take much longer to fully dry compared to thin carpets.  In rainy weather, it also becomes much harder to properly dry off carpets.

Good companies like Complete Carpet Restoration use industrial cleaning equipment to dry off carpets.  These industrial fans and dryers do significantly reduce the drying time so you can get back to work in no time at all.

Do you have any other questions about professional carpet cleaning?  Simply contact Complete Carpet Restorations and get the right answers for all of your questions so you can enjoy peace of mind the next time you get carpet cleaning.