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Professional Carpet Cleaning vs. Store Bought Machines

Cleaning a carpet periodically is essential in order to maintain a well-kept appearance within the home or business establishment and minimize premature carpet wear and tear. Manufacturers recommend deep cleaning, as opposed to spot cleaning, be performed annually or semi-annually to remove excess household dust and dander, prolong carpet life and keep carpets looking their best. Two options present themselves when contemplating this endeavor; purchase a carpet cleaning machine or hire a professional carpet cleaner in Daphne AL.

Carpet manufacturers recommend having carpets professionally cleaned to avoid several problems, the most common of which is excess moisture. Overly saturated carpets are prone to moisture build-up. Excessive moisture invariably leads to unhealthy mold and mildew growth, which, once established, is very difficult and often impossible to remove.

Store bought carpet cleaning machines range in price but all rely on the same basic principle to operate. A mixture of water and detergent is applied to the carpet, rotating brushes beat the fabric to loosen dirt and suction is used to extract dirty water and cleaning solution from the carpet. The problem with these home appliances is that although moisture definitely is sucked into the machine, the ratio of water applied as opposed to water left behind is grossly disproportionate regardless of how many suction passes are made over a given section of carpet. Numerous passes to extract excess moisture are not only time consuming but ineffective. The carpet remains damp, if not wet to the touch for a lengthy period, thus producing a suitable environment for mold and mildew development. Excess dirt is pulled downward with excess water and is trapped in deep carpet fibers. After these fibers dry, dirt moves back upward to the surface to reappear quickly as stubborn stains.

Professional carpet cleaning services utilize deep cleaning techniques to remove soils, built up residues and allergens without over-saturation of carpet fibers. Cleaning takes a fraction of the time required by store purchased apparatus and drying time is generally a few hours at most. Hiring a specialized cleaning provider is by far the safest, quickest and easiest solution to achieve the most desirable effects. Trained technicians can also address problem areas such as burn holes, pet stains and loose carpeting.

Whether for commercial or residential use, a good quality carpet will last 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance. Contracting a professional to deep clean it annually will achieve long-lasting results.

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