Most manufacturers recommend that carpets are professionally cleaned by a qualified technician every 12-18 months. Carpets should be cleaned on a regular basis and before they become heavily soiled. Allowing soil to build up will significantly reduce the life of a carpet.
It is highly recommended that a professional cleaner is used. There are many items available to the public that are advertised for carpet and upholstery cleaning. However, along with these come many risks and the potential of causing irreversible damage. Qualified professionals have the correct training and knowledge, along with access to professional products, to ensure that the job is carried out with the best possible results.
Today’s chemicals and detergents are manufactured to the highest specifications for quality and effectiveness. Professional cleaners will only use detergents designed for the removal of soil from carpets and upholstery and, when used correctly, these will not lead to any rapid re-soiling. Detergents that are not designed for use on carpets and upholstery may cause re-soiling problems.
No guarantee can be made that all stains can be removed. Some stains permanently damage the carpet fibres and no amount of specialist cleaning will reverse this. Many professional cleaners have received training for spot and stain removal and will be able to deal with most problems. If you have a stain that you are concerned about, discuss it with us beforehand we will be happy to advise.
It can take anywhere between 8-24 hours for the carpet to completely dry, depending on the variables. Using fans in any rooms cleaned and turning your heating system on, depending on the time of year, can help accelerate drying time.