Needless to say, pretty much everything in your home and everything that comprises it requires some amount of cleaning or maintenance. When it comes to many materials, the more you keep them clean and care for them, the longer they will last. At the very least, they will look nice, for longer, if you take care of them. This is certainly true of rugs, upholstery, and carpeted floors. When it comes to rugs and upholstery, there are not as clear-cut of rules as there are for carpeted floors, but you should get your upholstery and rugs professionally cleaned, from time to time. Professional carpet cleaning, though, should be done every year, in order to keep your carpet clean and sanitary.
When it comes to carpet cleaning, though, and all other types of professional cleaning, for that matter, it is extremely important to find a good company, to perform the service. They do not all use the same techniques and equipment, to clean your carpet, and the difference can mean a difference in quality. In terms of a routine, yearly, carpet cleaning, the best technique is carbonated extraction, which is an innovative system, which uses carbonation to remove particles of dirt and grime, one at a time, from deep within the carpet. Steam cleaning and other common methods of carpet cleaning operation in a much more crude way, which is one reason why they are less effective, not to mention less friendly to the environment. Though carbonated extraction does use water, it does not leave your carpet soaking wet, for many hours, in the way that steam cleaning does. If you have ever had your carpet cleaned, in that way, you probably had to spend the night somewhere else. With carbonated extraction, this is never an issue, since your carpet is dry enough to walk on, in only a few hours. While this may seem like mainly a matter of convenience, having your carpet dry quicker means that mold and bacteria have much less of an opportunity to develop, as they can live most easily, in moisture. For this reason, investing in carpet cleaners that do not use carbonated extraction is unwise.
Carbonated extraction may be the most effective way to get your carpet free of grime and dirt, which can build up over the course of the year, but it is not necessarily a universal cleaning method, which is why most carbonated extraction carpet cleaners have other methods that they use, to deal with other types of materials, as well as stains, on carpets. For stain removal, as well as for upholstery and rug cleaning, other techniques are necessary. Some of these do involve some cleaning chemicals, but, generally speaking, the companies that are committed to carbonated extraction use better, more environmentally-safe, methods of stain removal, as well. In terms of rug and upholstery cleaning, the materials must be removed from the premises and cleaned at the offices of the carpet cleaning company. With upholstery cleaning, the upholstery must be removed from the furniture and reattached.