Catherine Carpet June 19th, 2018 - 19:47:14
Getting a good quality carpet steam cleaner is essential to the cleaning process. Make sure you have one that is of good construction. It is very frustrating to keep fixing a machine that keeps breaking down throughout the process of trying to get the carpets clean. A good carpet steam cleaner should also provide enough suction to pick up most of the water put down in the process. Your carpeting should be damp not wet when the entire cleaning process is done. If your carpets are wet it will take a very long time to dry and it is also an indicator that the carpeting is not as clean as it could probably be. The last thing to look at is the scrubbing action. Most new models of a carpet steam cleaner either use a rotating roller scrub brush or spinning scrubbers. I believe either is good but I prefer the spinning brushes because they seem a little easier to remove for cleaning. If you have pets that shed you will probably be cleaning them several times throughout the project.
If there is just one Berber carpet row that has been pulled it can be re-burled (glued back into place). If the Berber carpet run is more serious say for example a dog was trapped in a room and tried to dig her way out then a patch is in order. If your Berber carpet is loose then it will need to be stretched. Stretching Berber carpet isnt really any different than stretching carpet of any other type. If a carpet comes apart at the seam it can be repaired in several different ways. One way is to glue it back together another way would be to remove the old seam tape and do the entire seam over. If the seam that came apart is on a Berber carpet then it becomes a bit more challenging.
This process was accomplished with a profusion of soap or detergent and water. When the operator thought that the carpet reached maximum cleanliness the carpet would be very thoroughly flushed with water and then suspended on a rail in the air to dry. Another weighted rail would be on the lower end of the carpet to stretch it back to its original dimensions. When the carpet was completely dry the back was resized to replace the sizing lost in the scrubbing procedure. After this step the carpet all clean and beautiful once again was returned to the owner. It was good for another few years of traffic. Although this cleaning method is still employed today it is probably used to a lesser degree since wall-to-wall carpeting has become popular. Wall-to-wall carpeting cannot be removed to provide it with a thorough scrubbing. Therefore one must resort to a variety of alternative methods to achieve this same end. Basically this consists of three steps: a thorough vacuuming spot cleaning of the surface to be scrubbed and the scrubbing-cleaning operation. The cleaning operation may be performed in a variety of ways generally divided into two classifications: surface cleaning and deep cleaning.
Becoming very popular on the market are nontoxic alternatives that do not contain these chemicals. Make sure you know what is in the products you are buying if you are concerned about possible health problems through exposure to these chemicals. The small scrub brush is to help loosen stubborn stains that the machine has a hard time tackling. I would definitely recommend going over the entire area with the machine before determining the need for scrubbing. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub out a stain is not much fun so I would avoid it if at all possible. If you do decide to use traditional carpet cleaning chemicals a pair of rubber gloves and a respirator should be used to protect you as much as possible from exposure.