Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

The Four Main Methods Of Carpet Cleaning


Carpet cleaning can be a difficult process, as stains and debris can become embedded in the fibers of your carpet. There are four main methods of cleaning carpets, each of which uses a different process to accomplish the same goal. Understanding the differences between these four main techniques can help you choose the one that best fits your carpet cleaning needs.

Wet Cleaning

Wet cleaning, also called steam cleaning, is the most common method of carpet cleaning. A chemical is applied to the carpet which is designed to loosen stains, dirt, and oils, and then pressurized, super-heated water is passed through the carpet, removing any of the debris that has become stuck. This deeply cleans the carpet, but can take a while to dry, and is fairly expensive to do due to the cost of the associated equipment.

Bonnet Cleaning

This is another cleaning method, but it does not clean as deeply as wet cleaning does. A chemical is applied to the stained area, breaking down any stains, and then a rotary bonnet is spun rapidly over the area, picking up and removing the chemical and any dirt. It is a very fast and inexpensive method for removing stains, but it won't clean up debris and dirt that builds up at the base of the carpet. Additionally, this method produces very little moisture, allowing it to dry quicker than steam cleaned carpets.

Dry Cleaning

An absorbent powder is spread throughout the carpet, and is then worked into the carpet using a machine fitted with brushes. The powder will absorb dirt and other debris. It is then vacuumed up. The main draw of this method of carpet cleaning is the fact that it does not require very long to dry, as very little moisture is used, allowing the carpet to be rapidly cleaned and put back on the floor. However, it won't deep clean the carpet, and over time, the powder can build up at the base of the threads of the carpet, which can then be tracked throughout your home.

Rotary Shampoo

Similar to bonnet cleaning, rotary shampoo cleaning requires a cleaning agent or shampoo to be mixed with water, and then worked into the carpet using a rotary brush. The foam is worked with the brush to scrub away stains and dirt. The foam is then vacuumed away. However, this form of cleaning is usually low temperature, which reduces its effectiveness, and can cause excessive wetting of your carpet, increasing how long you have to wait before you can reinstall it in your home.

For professional carpet cleaning, contact a company such as Home & Commercial Cleaning Service.


3 November 2015