Professional Carpet Cleaning
Have your carpet professionally cleaned periodically, every third or fourth
time, if this service is available in your area. Or you may find it more
convenient to have it done professionally each time special cleaning is needed,
rather than doing it yourself.
Professional cleaners use similar methods to home cleaning, but they should
have the knowledge, equipment and experience necessary to do a more thorough job
of removing embedded soil. Room size rugs and some wall-to-wall carpets can be
sent to the rug cleaning plant.
Professional cleaners can also handle spot removal, re-dyeing, rebinding and
repairs. Always alert the cleaner to the location and cause, if known, of spots
and stains that require attention.
When selecting a cleaning service, the main factor to consider is the
operator's skill and ability. Ask reputable carpet dealers in your area whom
they recommend. Satisfied customers may also suggest a cleaner to contact. Rug
cleaners of long standing reputation can usually be relied upon to provide
satisfactory service. They cannot provide guarantees, however, because of the
range of quality and wear they face in the carpets and rugs they clean.
Professional cleaners offering truck-mounted hot water extraction, will have
more power to remove soil and water than in a smaller, self contained unit (like
the ones you rent). Another professional method using carbonic foams the carpet
with the same bubbles as club soda, and less water. This method often leaves