Every year (or more often if you have pets and children) you probably get your carpets cleaned. Many people rent carpet cleaning machines from the grocery stores, while others hire a professional carpet cleaning company. How much better are the professional results?
Rental machines use over the counter cleaning products and a ‘suck and go’ method of cleaning. You have to go over the carpets several times till the water comes out clear, leaving the carpet and padding very wet. The water is cold or room temperature and the machine runs with a relatively small motor.
If you go with a professional carpet cleaning company, look for one that is certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. They certify technicians who have gone through rigorous training on professional cleaning methods, carpet fiber knowledge and cleaning solutions. According to the Institute, rotary extraction deep steam cleaning is the most thorough method of carpet cleaning available. Truck mounted equipment can power rotary extraction tools which release deep down embedded soil as well as decrease drying time.
Professional cleaners can also remove pet urine odor and unsightly black edges from carpets. The results will be a carpet that is noticeably cleaner, freshly scented and healthier.
Look for a professional carpet cleaning company that offers deep steam cleaning and even green cleaning methods. You also want a company that backs their work with a 30 day guarantee. In the Greater Toronto Area, we highly recommend Steamworks Carpet Cleaning. They use powerful, truck mounted equipment for deep steam cleaning that sanitizes, deodorizes and ‘fluffs up’ carpet fibres. All sides of the carpet fiber are cleaned with 3 spray jets and 5 vacuum slots which do over 650 cleaning passes per minute.
Steamworks can also apply Dupont Teflon Advanced carpet and upholstery protector to help your carpets stay beautiful longer. They can be reached at (905) 334-2917.