The rug cleaning process has multiple steps, but the only part that the owner needs to worry about is getting everything out of the way. Although the cleaning crew will move the furniture that is blocking access to the carpet or rug, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove the breakable, small items that may be resting on this furniture. An inspection helps the cleaners identify any areas that might be permanent stains and determine if the floor covering will shrink. While it is true that many floor coverings these days do not use jute, which has been known shrink when extremely wet, as a backing, a professional service knows to look for details such as this before a rug cleaning. Vacuuming is done to remove surface dirt, and problem areas are spot treated. A hot water extraction machine will spray a temperature regulated stream of water and diluted soap to flush out dirt that has bonded to the carpet fibers. The machine removes the water as it sprays it to prevent leaving the floor covering completely soaked. A post-spot treatment is then performed for dirt that was not entirely expunged. The last step is to rake the pile to speed up the drying process.
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