Everybody loves to have clean and fresh smelling carpets. That new look that clean carpets have is usually quite enthralling to say the least. Even though most people prefer to have their carpets clean; there are numerous misunderstandings, questions and myths that linger about the carpet cleaning experience, timing, process and methods that can be employed during the process. Listed below are some of the most common questions and answers about carpet cleaning.
Question 1; what time of the year is best to clean your carpets?
In Singapore it is wise to avoid cleaning your carpet during the monsoon period when there is a lot of rain. It is highly advisable to do carpet cleaning during the warm or hot season. Carpets will dry easily when washed during the warm season and it is also quite easy to make arrangements to stay outdoors and keep out until the carpet is completely dry.
Question 2; what happens if I walk on the carpet before it dries?
It is important to keep away from the carpet until it dries completely; but in instances where that is impossible there is generally no harm as such, but all effort should be made to avoid stepping on the wet or soapy spots.
Question 3; How often should I clean my Carpet?
Most homeowners wonder how frequently they need to clean their carpets. This is usually dependent on the foot traffic that the particular carpet receives on a daily basis. A carpet that is used in the living room will obviously need more frequent cleaning than one that is used in the bedroom.
Question 4; what Carpet Cleaning Solution should I use for carpet cleaning?
This is a critical question that needs some serious consideration as a wrong choice may completely destroy the carpet either immediately or over time. There are carpet fibers that are quite sensitive and will only work with certain specific cleaning solutions. It is thus important to identify an appropriate solution; you can try it out in some small parts of the carpet that are usually hidden and see the effect it will have on that particular part before using it on the entire carpet.
Question 5; How do I Clean my carpet if I have pets?
If you are only using water and some normal detergent then it is okay to just do the carpet cleaning. But if there is usage of some carpet cleaning solution then it is important to use non toxic solutions that are not poisonous either when dry or wet. Read through the solution contents and instructions to ensure that the ingredients are not poisonous to any of your pets. If unsure, seek some advice from professional cleaners .
Question 6; how long will it take the Carpet to Dry?
This usually depends on the weather outside or the climatic conditions at the time of cleaning the carpet. The amount or part of the carpet being cleaned; whether a small part or the whole carpet will also dictate the time it will take to dry it completely. The thickness of the carpet and the amount of soiling that the carpet had does also contribute directly to the time spent drying it.