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Using Carpet Cleaner At Home

By Lindsay Eckhart

Dark colored carpets may be easier to clean or to hide stains on. It is always important and vital to check on the components and uses of the carpet cleaner you buy so that you do not make things worse with your carpet. A stain that is too penetrated or has extended all the way to the bottom fibers of the carpet is a tough one to handle and requires special attention.

Deep penetrating stains require special attention. Sometimes the stain is removed from the visible parts of the carpet but it lies hidden underneath waiting for some water or other liquid to rise to the surface again. Deep cleaning is always a good idea after you have removed a stain from your carpets.

Deep cleaning is a process by which steam is shot through the carpet fibers all the way to the floor underneath and all the dirt and any other foreign substance is absorbed into the machine. Deep cleaning uses special carpet cleaners that penetrate every fiber of the carpet separating the soil and dirt from the fibers cleaning them permanently.

When a carpet is made with different fibers and different dyes it is not possible to ensure that cleaning it with a particular carpet cleaner will not fade the colors or specific areas of fiber. If you have a stain and the carpet below it has different dyes or fibers it is possible in the first place that the stain cannot be removed or it is removed partially making matters worse.

Most carpets today are made with artificial fibers which are easy to clean and retain their color without problem. Now it is always good to take precautions and test the carpet cleaner in a small portion of the carpet before applying it to larger sections. When you have a stain it is important not to concentrate your cleaning to the small area where the stain is located.

It is also possible to buy synthetic fiber carpets that are stain proof. It is almost impossible to stain them with anything. The feeling of walking on them or lying down on them is different though. They are not warm and soft but cool and feel like plastic. It is just a matter of taste, they look very much like the original cotton fibered carpets but it does not feel the same.

Stain removing products should not be used when you clean the carpet regularly. If there are no stains on it, regular carpet shampoo should be used. It is softer and has less chemicals, it is also milder to the fibers. Carpets are an investment that gives your home beauty and comfort, they should be cared for properly so they remain beautiful.

If you feel that you cannot cope with the stain or cleaning of your new carpet. If you are afraid to try any carpet cleaner on it or if you do not really understand how to clean it. Call a professional, have someone who knows what he is doing clean your carpet. Make sure that he will guarantee his work and will do a good clean job. No word contracts get something in writing.

Lindsay Eckhart is a busy, working mum who hardly has time for house cleaning. She reviews the best carpet cleaners like Hoover, Bissell and Dyson models in her best carpet cleaner blog.

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