I think one of the most common mistakes people often make in carpet cleaning is trying to do too much. What does that mean? Simply put, people who have no professional training trying to "professionally" clean their carpet. I did not mention that to insult anyone or to discourage anyone from cleaning their carpet. I just believe people should make informed decisions before going ahead with their plans.
Why can not a regular Joe shampoo the carpet in their house? Professional carpet cleaning services use a variety of ways to take out spills and grime from your carpet. But the most common, and in fact the most effective way, is to use hot-water extraction. This possibly rings a bell and you are thinking of an infomercial you have seen on television. While that gives you an idea of what professionals do it is definitely not the only process the carpet will need. In reality carpet could be one of the dirtiest parts of your house more so in the heavy traffic areas. The dirt not only settles on top of the fibers but is stomped and rubbed in. Dirt even reaches the backing of the carpet. If you think about it, can renting a steam vacuum and using that alone coax the embedded dirt, oil and germs from the backing? You see, before the rug is even steamed it has to go through a pre-spray process that is delivered in a way that it gets to the backing. Next, they go ahead and agitate carpet so the dirt will be loosened and the soap can be worked in to further clean it. A thorough rinsing process follows this as well as a painstaking water extraction procedure. If the soap and water are not extracted properly then the dirt will be left behind and water stains will be left behind. So if you are planning to undertake this project you have to truthfully answer the question, is this something you can do correctly?
It may seem like a hassle finding efficient carpet cleaning professional but you only need have this process done every six months and only once a year for low traffic areas like a bedroom. Having professionals clean your carpet will not only preserve its lovely appearance but will also safeguard the health of your family by getting rid of the mold, mildew, bacteria, and dust that get trapped in it.