Professional carpet cleaning is extremely expensive. Often, carpet cleaners charge hundreds of pounds to clean the carpets in your house, despite the fact that you can do the work yourself from home for a small percentage of their price. Getting professional carpet cleaning results is easy if you use the correct tools and understand what you are doing.
1. Rent carpet cleaning machines and buy products in preparation
Carpet cleaning machines can be rented from many leading supermarkets. In the UK, 90% of people are no more than a 10 minute drive from a carpet cleaning machine rental provider, and their rates are extremely affordable. They can cost as low as Â£30, including detergent, for a 24 hour rental. This is a tiny fee compared to the cost of hiring carpet cleaners, you can carry out the work whenever you like and you know that you will be doing a thorough job.
Carpet cleaning machines are easy to use and require no training or expertise. They give your carpets a deep clean by injecting the cleaning solution and water deep into your carpet fibres, before agitating the carpet and extracting the liquid and dirt.
2. Vacuum thoroughly
Carpet cleaning machines give a much thorough clean to your carpets than you could ever achieve with a vacuum cleaner. They will remove even the really ground in dirt, bacteria and allergens which are lurking in your carpets, as well as removing odours and stains. Before using your cleaning machine, it may help to vacuum first to give even more impressive results.
3. Carpet cleaning
When you hire your carpet cleaning machine you will be given instructions on use. If it is by the leading retailer of the machines, it will be extremely easy to use, and simply involve pouring in water and detergent, and passing over your carpets like a vacuum.
Carpet cleaning detergent should come with an in-built stain protection to protect your carpets from future marks. If you have particularly delicate or lightly coloured carpets, you may want to buy one of these carpet cleaning machines, to enable you to save money in the long run.
4. Allow to dry
Once you have passed over your carpets with your carpet cleaning machine they will need 2 to 4 hours to dry. The extraction method in rental carpet cleaning machines is extremely efficient so this is likely to be less than the drying time when hiring professional carpet cleaners. You can use some carpet cleaning machines on soft furnishings too, so if you have time left in your rental period you may want to give your mattresses, curtains and sofas a clean too.