Nanna Brunault Carpet January 16th, 2018 - 09:23:08
Like any type of carpet repair stretching carpet is more involved than it seems to be. Stretching carpet isnt just a matter of smoothing out ripples and re-securing or pulling at the edges by hand as you would a bed sheet. Carpet stretching comes with its own tools and techniques that help you do the job right. A professional who repairs carpet for a living will have all of these tools on hand. If you decide to try and stretch carpet yourself most or all of these tools should be available for rental or purchase at a relatively reasonable price. Even contracting out your carpet stretching is far more cost-effective than replacing the carpet so either way these tools in your hands or someone elses save you quite a bit of money.
There are several good shampoos on the market depending on the type of carpeting and how dirty it is. There are many different brands and options out there so I really cant give a good recommendation as to which one is best but I would start by reading customer reviews. There are some things to consider that is being considered more and more in the cleaning industry and that is the harmful chemicals that are used many of the traditional carpet steam cleaner shampoos. The two main ones to be conscious of are Perchlorethylene (PERC for short) and Naphthalene. PERC as a popular solvent used in carpet cleaning solutions and in larger exposure amounts can cause dizziness and nausea can lead to kidney and liver damage and is possibly linked to cancer. Naphthalene is also commonly found in carpet cleaners and has been known to harm the kidneys and liver as well as the central nervous system. Both of these chemicals are harmful if the fumes are inhaled; not to mention bad for the environment.
There are basically different phases that need to be completed when cleaning a carpet. Of course this is a very delicate thing in your household which needs to be cleaned properly. Without following these phases you are just risking the worsening of the condition of your carpets so you should always keep these in mind and you are on your way in maintaining the best conditions for your precious carpet. The first phase of carpet cleaning involves the pretreatment of your carpet. This may seem to be an unnecessary carpet cleaning step but in reality this is the most important cleaning step. This prepares and conditions your carpet so that it will be cleaned easily. What is done in this step is that the carpet is spayed or sprinkled with a particular solution that help in cleaning of the carpet. It basically lets the solid particles soils dirt and dust which are trapped inside the carpets to resurface and lift up. This will now make it easier for the particles to be cleaned.
You should start by retreating any areas that you think will be a problem. Coffee or juice spills heavy traffic areas or pet mess areas are all potential areas for pretreatment. One thing to note about pet messes; there are many good enzyme based cleaners that can be purchased at your local pet store that are great to clean pet messes. This usually involves cleaning the area several days or even weeks ahead of time to allow the enzyme formula to work. This schedule should be planned around the date you need to clean the carpet by. If you really think some areas may be a problem a little scrubbing with the brush to help release some stains would not hurt.