Steam cleaning your carpet is an important part of keeping your carpet in good shape for years to come. Unfortunately, some people are so uncomfortable with the prospect of steam cleaning their carpets that they hire a professional to do the job for them. The reality is that steam cleaning your carpet is easier than you might think and you can save yourself a significant amount of money if you steam clean your carpet yourself. Here is a quick overview of how to steam clean your carpet on your own.
Step #1: Inject the Cleaning Solution
The first step in cleaning your carpet is to inject the cleaning solution into the carpet. Simply wetting the carpet isn’t enough, as you need to be sure to lay down plenty of cleaning solution as well. With the help of the cleaning solution, you will be loosen the dirt and suspend it within the moisture. On the other hand, too much water can lead to problems with drying. Therefore, it is important to use a quality machine such as the Rug Doctor carpet cleaner, which is designed to clean the carpet properly with just one pass.
Step #2: Agitate the Carpet
The next step in steam cleaning your carpet is to agitate the fibers of the carpet. With the unique vibrating brush included in the Rug Doctor’s design, the brush is able to get between the fibers in order to loosen the ground-in grime. At the same time, it fluffs your carpet so the cleaner can pull up the liquid as well as the dirt as it passes over the carpet.
Step #3: Extract the Moisture and the Dirt
Finally, the steam cleaning process involves extracting the moisture and the dirt from your carpet. Since the Rug Doctor has up to twice as much power as other carpet cleaning machines, it does a very thorough job of extracting the dirt along with the excess moisture.
The bottom line is that steam cleaning your carpet is a very simple process, so long as you have the right machine. In fact, all you need to do is fill the cleaner with the proper solution and it will do the rest of the work for you!