Most consumers who purchase carpet and tile for their Riverview home spend thousands of dollars to increases the value of the home. However maintenance cleaning of their expensive investment is often overlooked for several years. According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) a family with children should have their carpet professionally steam cleaned every 6 to 12 months. Households with pets should steam clean the carpet more frequently, every 3 to 6 months. It’s important to follow the carpet manufacturer’s recommended cleaning schedule to maintain the warranty.
Everyone tracks unwanted contaminants indoors (dirt, pet dander, allergens, dust mites, chemicals, fungus and other pollutants) but children and pets greatly increase the volume. As time goes by there is a build up in your carpet that settles in the fiber and down to the backing. Dirt is an abrasive and will grind into the carpet fibers with every step. Steam cleaning injects hot water and cleaning solution into the carpet, which loosens the dirt.
Carpet Care Tampa uses the following steps when cleaning carpet.
- Pre-treatment with cleaning solution
- Agitation works soap deep into carpet fiber
- Spot treatment
- Hot water extraction rinse with softened water