Professional carpet cleaning can cost hundreds of dollars. In this economy, saving money is more important than ever. You can easily save quite a bit of money in cleaning your carpets by doing it yourself. Even if you don’t own a steam cleaner and need to rent one, the cost of cleaning your own carpets will still be less than that of hiring a professional. Products like Genesis 950 comes in several sizes ranging from Pints to 5 gallon cubes. For steam cleaning, a 1 gallon size which costs $28.50. With this size, you will be able to clean an average home. The bill a professional cleaning company for an entire home would no doubt cost over a hundred dollars, if not more. You can find other cleaning products for home steam cleaners as well, however they often can be quite expensive as well and generally fall in the price range of $20 – $40 (and that is just for 32 ounces usually).
With professional services you also have to plan the cleaning based on their schedule. Are they free on weekends? Will you have to take off work? How far ahead of time do you have to schedule? What if you need your carpet cleaned immediately? Other problems with professional cleaners is you do not know what they are cleaning with. Are there harsh toxins and chemicals? Is there bleach or ammonia? Is it worth the extra money for deodorizer? Is the cleaning solution they are using really helpful? Are they just saturating your carpet with water? There are a lot of questions you might have about hiring a cleaner. Likewise, there are just as many questions you might have about store bought products.
The deodorizers and anti-bacterial components are already part of the many cleaners. Environmentally friendly products like Genesis 950 have no bleach, ammonia, alcohol or acid. Being a green cleaner, it works with water to break the bonds of stains. It adheres to, and gets absorbed by stains, dirt and bacteria. When the area has absorbed the mixture, the structural bonds of the contaminants are broken and the stains, dirt and bacteria are lifted.
When that type of cleaner is applied using a steam cleaner, the mixture of water and 950 adheres to every carpet fiber. As you complete the cleaning of the carpet, that mixture is hard at work pulling every bit of dirt and grime off the fibers. It is extremely important that after you have gone over the carpet, you rinse the treated areas with straight water. Go over everything you have steam cleaned a second time. Be prepared to change your water several times when cleaning the carpet the second time. By doing so, you are flushing out all of the elements that have been loosened. This should be done for any carpet cleaning, even the professional ones. If the cleaner is working properly, it will pull so much dirt and grime out of your carpet that the clean water in the machine will be black in a matter of moments.
You will literally be amazed at how well you can clean your own carpets, and completely disgusted as to what you have pulled out of your carpet. Your carpets will look completely new. Don’t be surprised if your guests ask when you got new carpet. In addition to cleaning your carpet, cleaners like Genesis 950 act as a deodorizer. It will leave your carpet smelling fresh. It will also kills germs and bacteria. In addition to removing them from the carpet, it destroys them and prevents any further growth. This reduces the spread of viruses as well as deters the breeding of mold, making your living environment healthier for you and your family.
Naturally you are going to have some incidents after you clean where a paw print or a spill dirties the carpet you just cleaned. Genesis 950 works just as well as a spot cleaner as it does in a machine. For those hard to remove stains, whether it be a wine or coffee spill, an ink mark, spilled paint, dried glue or a make up smudge, spot clean using these simple instructions:
1. Clean stained area (furniture, carpet or rug) of any loose debris.
2. In a spray bottle, mix 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts warm water
3. Spray stained area with the mixture
4. Gently scrub the stained area being careful not to fray or tear the carpet, rug or upholstery
5. Let the area sit for 1 to 2 minutes – Genesis 950 is designed to work with water to soak into the stain and break the bonds of the stain, which then lifts the stain from the surface. This is what will remove the stain and the smell.
6. After about 2 minutes the stain will be loosened and can be lifted from the surface
7. Rinse area with with straight water once you have cleaned all the dirty spots on your furniture, carpet or rug
8. Allow furniture, carpet or rug to dry
9. If stain is persistent, repeat the above steps or increase the amount of Genesis 950 in the mixture
The mixture of Genesis 950 in a spray bottle makes it easy for you to quickly clean stains as they happen. Use just a small amount of Genesis 950 from your gallon container, or measure out 1/7 of the bottle from a quart. Just think, one full quart bottle of Genesis 950 in concentrate form is the equivalent to 7 bottles of the Genesis 950 diluted with water. That $14.50 bottle of Genesis 950 essentially breaks down to 7 bottles of cleaning solution at about $2.07 each. With the mixture already measured out in the spray bottle, it is handy for you to grab and use right away. There is no need to break down the concentrate every time you need to clean a mess when you store it in the spray bottle. There is also no excess waste. If your mixture is made in a bucket or other container, you may throw away what you don’t use after cleaning a mess because you have nowhere to keep the container with the diluted cleaner in it.