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Carpet Cleaning When Selling Your Home

A slightly more advanced method when it comes to cleaning your carpet consists of purchasing a carpet cleaner and applying it to your space yourself. For this method, steam cleaning is the primary avenue people pursue.

Steam cleaning is far more intensive than simply scrubbing away with a towel and a cleaning solution. It all begins with a cleaning solution, usually one purchased rather than made at home. This will be forcibly injected into the carpet via the steam cleaner’s nozzles. This serves to break up the dirt, knock it from the carpet fibers, and generally loosen up anything that shouldn’t be there. During this process, the cleaning solution will work its way fully down to the carpet backing, providing a truly deep clean.

After the solution is steamed into the carpet, it is time to remove it. Steam cleaners all have a second function, which is the suck function. Running the machine back over the area will cause all the cleaner and the loosened dirt, grease, and grime to rush back into the machine. Your carpets will appear cleaner than ever before.

Studies done by people who study this sort of thing have found that steam cleaning, which also goes by the name of deep cleaning, is the most effective method of home-cleaning a carpet. Carpets that receive a thorough steam clean are, on the whole, 97% cleaner. This includes the removal of dirt, grease, bacteria, and other undesirable substances.

Time can be a factor for this method of cleaning, as will be the thickness of the carpet. Depending on the steam cleaner you purchase, you might be spending only 45 minutes on cleaning the carpet. Then again, you might find yourself sending several hours on the project, slowly going over stained areas as the cleaning machine sucks the fluid and dirt out of the carpet and back into its reservoir.

One of the unsung benefits of purchasing a steam cleaner is the fact that, after you clean the carpet in the home you are looking to sell, you will still own the machine for the home you will be moving to! It is an initial investment, but many people find it is a worthwhile expense for both now and the future.

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