Carpet Cleaning Technical Information

As part of our effort keep you, the client informed, we have included this link to help you preserve your carpets, rugs, furnishings etc. for many years to come. Because carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture are expensive items to purchase we are happy to provide some routine handling and cleaning tips to help them last for many, many years.

What can you do to maintain your carpet between cleanings?


Carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week with a properly engineered vacuum cleaner. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner with separate motors for sucking up the dirt and beating the brushes that free the particles trapped in the carpet's pile. Rotating brushes have proved to be the most suitable. The suction should be strong enough to remove even the most tenacious particles and the brushes should be firm enough to free even the most stubborn dirt.

Handling wet carpets
Because of their size handling wet wall-to-wall carpets poses a different problem, to that of area rugs. If rugs can be removed (some wall-to-wall carpets are small enough to do so it is highly recommended to take it to the cleaning center where it can be cleaned and dried professionally. However, when carpets cannot be removed, extract as much of the water as possible using rented equipment suited for the job. However here to, prevention is better than cure and you would be well advised to call in the professional cleaners to avoid electrical shocks and possible damage to an expensive investment.

Carpet-Cleaning-Pro .com provides the following cleaning methods, each suited to different types of products:

  • Dry steam or hot-water treatment - Frees ingrained dirt particles and vacuums them up while the cleaning solvent is applied.
  • Various shampoo applications - Removes ingrained dirt and grime using a variety of fragrant carpet shampoos.
  • A combination of the previous two.
  • Foam cleaning using various types of foam - A drier type of carpet and upholstery treatment used on carpets with color fast and shrinkage problems.
  • Bonnet (special pad) cleaning - Specially applicable top delicate and antique carpets when shrinkage or color running could be a problem.
  • Use of absorbent dry compounds - Once again for use on delicate and special carpets to prevent over wetting, color loss and shrinkage.

We often recommend our in-plant cleaning service to guarantee better results under optimum cleaning conditions.

Carpet-Cleaning-Pro .com's professional technicians will choose one of these proven methods, and then apply the best treatment to your carpets and upholstery. Because a certain amount of mechanical action is required to assist in maximum soil removal, they will also use the appropriate brushing machinery for your product.

Professional cleaners also offer spot removal, re-dyeing, rebinding, and repairs. You can help by pointing out the location and sources of spots, stains and other problems you have with your carpet. Always alert the cleaner to the location and cause, if known, of spots and stains that require attention. Because carpet and household cleaning is complex and complicated, you should use professional services. However, make absolutely sure that the professional company you have chosen fits the bill, as not all companies are what they claim to be.