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How To Use a Carpet Cleaner
How To Use a Carpet Cleaner

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How To Use a Carpet Cleaner

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Before you use a carpet cleaning machine, clear as much of the furniture as you can from the room. Remove other objects and obstacles, giving you access to the most floorspace. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose dirt, fluff and debris from the surface - this could damage the carpet cleaner. 

Carpet cleaners use a combination of hot water, high pressure, cleaning solution and traditional vacuum cleaning to achieve a much deeper clean. Mix hot water and cleaning solution in the cleaner's internal tank, press the trigger on the hose and sweep the nozzle over the carpet to force the mixture into the carpet under high pressure. This action lifts the dirt, stains and allergens from the carpet fibres. Repeat this process over the same patch of carpet without pressing the trigger. The machine will suck the water solution up by the vacuum and deposit it in the integrated wastewater tank.

You can use some carpet cleaners on upholstery to deep clean to your couch, cushions, curtains and mattresses for a whole-house cleanse.

It is not advised to scrub the carpet with the nozzle or over soak and saturate one area of carpet with the water and cleaning solution mixture. It is better to distribute the solution over the carpet evenly.

Ensure that you cover electrical sockets before using the cleaner. You do not want any water getting into them.

Always read the manufacturer's instruction manual thoroughly before using a carpet cleaner, as each model may operate slightly differently. If you do not use the correct amount of detergent for the application, you can end up with an uneven or disappointing finish.

How Long Does it Take For a Washed Carpet To Dry?

High quality carpet cleaning machines penetrate pile deeply, so the surface can stay damp for a period after cleaning. Generally, carpets will feel dry to the touch after 5 hours, but it is recommended to allow up to 24 hours for the whole carpet to try thoroughly before use.

Once you have finished cleaning your carpet, you can vacuum it again to extract some of the excess water. You can also help a carpet dry quicker by creating airflow throughout the area. If the weather is dry and mild, you can open doors and windows to allow fresh air in. This will circulate more air around the space, allowing more water to evaporate.

You can also use a ceiling fan or pedestal fan to circulate the air in the room better. Using a fan can speed up drying if there is no access to fresh air, or the weather is too damp or humid. 

If you really need to move the process along or you have a deadline, you can use a carpet dryer to remove the water even quicker.

Maintaining a Clean Carpet

If the carpet is then vacuum cleaned weekly and cleaned with a carpet cleaning machine every 12-18 months, you can maintain a carpet to the highest standard, giving the carpet a fresh look, lengthening its life, and saving you money!

Advantages of Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Machine

While regular vacuum cleaning can help maintain a clean carpet, it fails to remove the deep-seated dirt, stains odours and allergens that cling to the carpet fibres. Ultimately, this can't prolong the look of a fresh, new carpet. A professional carpet cleaning machine invigorates the carpet - giving it a deeper and much more comprehensive clean. It prevents the carpet from looking tired and worn, and revitalise it.

For both industrial and domestic applications, carpet cleaners offer a more thorough clean - effectively lifting dirt and stains, removing odours and allergens, and prolonging the carpet's life. Hiring a carpet cleaner also represents excellent value for money, as they are much cheaper than hiring a professional service, yet you can achieve professional results.

How We Can Help

We have both domestic carpet cleaners and commercial carpet cleaners available for hire. All of our carpet cleaning machines are powerful, easy to use and give fantastic results. We work with our depots to ensure each machine is in peak condition - regularly serviced and cleaned. 

We have some of the cheapest carpet cleaning rates in the UK. Our carpet cleaning machines are available to collect from many collection points across the country, or we can deliver to your door! Book a carpet cleaner hire online or call us to enquire and arrange a hire over the phone.

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