Hot water extraction is a great way to clean your carpets efficiently
“Jeannie Wildin at County Seat Home Decorating Center in Marion said frequent use of an efficient vacuum is crucial for carpet care. Wildin said carpets should be vacuumed weekly, or more often in heavy traffic areas, with pets, and when needed because of usage.
“Hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning, is the recommended method of cleaning your carpet,” she said.
It is important not to overwet the carpet, which can cause carpet shrinkage or discoloration, damage to the carpet pad, or odor.
Wildin said professional carpet cleaning is a combination of the equipment, cleaning solutions, and knowledge on the part of the person cleaning the carpet, but rental machines or machines sold for home use can help homeowners keep on top of stains.”
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The key takeaway from this article is the type of equipment and knowledge of the technician using it. While it’s possible to rent a machine and do it yourself, the results might be less than desirable. Why take that chance when you can have a professional do it for you quickly and efficiently!
At Bauer Restoration, our technicians follow the procedures of the IICRC (which is approved by all carpet and rug manufacturers.) Call us at 507-333-9838 or visit our carpet cleaning page for more information.