Tips On How To Clean Your Carpets
Rugs and carpets are very common flooring types used in settings such as office buildings, condominium complexes, and common areas. This is why it is important to find out as much as you can about this flooring type and how to maintain it.
Even though carpets come in various forms, and they are made using different fibers along with several weaving methods, carpets and rugs are typically cleaned using similar methods.
The Cleaning Steps
We have already discussed how important it is to follow 5 common steps associated with professional carpet care programs. These steps include:
1. Dirt Confinement
This stops dirt from getting into a facility with the use of the appropriate carpeting materials at entrances into the building.
2. Vacuum Cleaner
A regular maintenance program will include removing dry dust and debris with the use of CRI approved vacuum cleaners.
3. Stain Removal
This step involves using professional and recognized methods.
4. Periodic Cleaning
This is a maintenance program focused on enhancing and improving the visual appearance of your carpets.
This step includes deep cleaning that removes and extracts encrusted and ingrained soil and residues.
Any type of cleaning is made up of four parameters that consist of something called the Sinner Circle. These are the parameters that determine the results of the clean and assist with how soils, bacteria, and any other particles are removed from surfaces.
The physiochemical conditions associated with water like pH, the temperature and the presence of alkalinity and minerals also influence how disinfectants and detergents behave along with the results linked to cleaning.
A mechanical action such as rubbing mixes fibers, which suspends the organisms and soils that helps to eliminates them, will maximizes the overall effectiveness of these chemical actions.
The chemicals actions according to the product and the method chosen will depend on how fragile the surface is and the characteristics of the microorganisms and soil.
The next parameter is known as the contact time. This is how long it will take for a cleaning disinfectant agent to inactivate organisms or for a cleaning detergent to pull the soil or particles into suspension. When it comes to cleaning carpets, a different approach is used when it comes to the first parameter. This is when water is replaced with heat.
When it comes to cleaning carpets, heat is important as it helps the molecules to detach and dislodge a lot easier and aids with suspending any soiling present in the fibers. A number of methods use heat as the foundation for cleaning processes in order to maximize the results.
Despite the fact that not every rug and carpet is made in the same way, it is still important to follow professional cleaning methods and these same principles to ensure professional results and to retain the quality of your carpets and to ensure they last for as long as possible. In our next article, we will be talking about carpet cleaning tools and techniques.