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When Choosing Steam Carpet Cleaning There Are Many Benefits

When a homeowner wants to infuse new life into their flooring or just make the home a little healthier, steam carpet cleaning is a great solution. This option is a popular method for treating floors for several reasons and is a good idea when there are pets or children in the home. Because both children and pets spend a lot of time on the carpet, it is essential that the home be free of bacteria, viruses, allergens and debris. Commercial floor treatments ca6n help make this a reality for any household.

What are the benefits of steam carpet cleaning?

During the treatment, a small amount of detergent is misted on the  carpet and allowed  a few minutes of contact time. A professional will then rinse the  carpet with hot water and extract the detergent and water combination with a powerful machine. During the process, some steam may be generated, but hot water extraction is a more accurate way to refer to this form of treatment. Many professionals will supplement the treatment with a fan or drying machine to dry the area quickly.

What makes it effective is the combination of high heat, safe detergents and powerful suction. The heat and detergent is a powerful  cleaning team,   repressing a variety of molds, pests and microorganisms. This form of treatment is particularly effective at helping to eliminating some of the most worrisome microbes, like salmonella or E. coli. When performed correctly, this form of treatment leaves  little soap residue and little water behind, minimizing the risk of resoiling. The powerful vacuums a professional uses are strong enough to work deep into the carpet fibers, penetrating down to the base. This provides a thorough, longer lasting treatment.

After treatment, the carpeting will be clean and safe to relax on and will look much better. This can prolong the life of the carpet by several years if regularly done, saving the homeowner on replacement costs over the long term. It is also a gentle form of treatment, so it is appropriate for precious rugs and other textiles.

What training should a professional have before using steam for carpet cleaning?

It is highly recommended that a homeowner select a professional who has training in this form of treatment. Uncertified companies can do a lot of damage to the flooring if they do not treat it correctly. Resoiling is one possibility, as well as leaving too much water behind. Excess water can accelerate the growth of molds and other microbes, so it is essential that the technician know exactly what they are doing.

For this reason, a homeowner should consider a professional who has certification by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, (IICRC). The IICRC’s training will introduce technicians to the newest machinery and materials used in this form of treatment, as well as providing hands-on experience to students. This will ensure the technician knows exactly how to perform the proper treatment for the best results possible.




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