Who doesn’t love to have clean and fresh carpets in their home? Life gets busy and with that comes high traffic areas in your home. This traffic can put a toll on carpeting. Over time, foot traffic can leave dirt and grime in your carpeting—even with consistent cleanings. So, you might wonder: how do I prevent this from happening. Well, if you combine your vacuuming efforts with an occasional deep cleaning, you will be well on your way.
At CitruSolution Asheville, we use a proprietary product that contains d-limonene. This compound is all-natural and found in the peels of citrus fruits. It is a natural solvent that breaks down dirt, bacteria, and grime. It also leaves a nice scent behind that neutralizes any pet odors. So, after we come in and get your carpets like new, you’re going to want to keep them like that. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you how to do deep carpet cleaning yourself. This will ensure that your carpets won’t get too bad before our next cleaning.
What You Need To Do A Deep Cleaning
To get started, you’ll need a few things on hand. First and foremost, you’re going to need some kind of carpet cleaning machine, like this. There are tons of options when it comes to what machine you use. You don’t even need to buy a machine. There’s the option to rent a machine, like a Rug Doctor. These machines work by infusing hot water with a cleaning solution into your carpets while scrubbing. Once the carpet has been completely scrubbed, you rinse and suck out the dirty water. Along with the machine, you’ll need a cleaning solution. We suggest something with natural oils or oxygen bleach. These options will provide the best cleaning results for the money.
How To Do A Deep Carpet Cleaning
Before we get into the actual deep cleaning of the carpet, there are some things you need to do. First, you need to thoroughly vacuum the carpets. This will make shampooing the carpets go way smoother. You’ll have less debris to deal with and only need to worry about swapping out clean water. Start on one wall and work your way to the other side of the room. As you work, you’ll need to dump the dirty water and replace it with clean. The goal here is to keep cleaning until the water being sucked out is clear.
Once you’ve sucked all the dirty water out of the carpet, you’ll want to let the carpets dry for 8 to 12 hours. After the carpet is completely dried, it’s time to run that vacuum one more time. Leftover cleaning solution may act as a dirt magnet. This isn’t a bad thing! That magnet will help you get any residual dirt and grime that the cleaner didn’t pick up.
Call The Professionals
Now you know what to do to stay on top of your clean carpets. If you’re ready for your next professional cleaning, give CitruSolution Asheville a call today, and get on the schedule!