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Basic FAQs that concern carpet cleaning for newbies. A beginner’s guide in carpet maintenance.
What are those black lines around my carpet and how can I remove them?
Those lines are created from soot coming from your furnace and in some cases by candles. They are called soil filtration lines. Experts at Carpet Cleaning Livermore advise that these black lines may be removed by taping and molding with a painter’s tape, and treating the edges with a cleaning solution and steaming with a crevice tool. The procedure is repeated until the black lines are gone.
How long should I dry my carpets after steam cleaning?
After steam cleaning or hot water cleaning, carpets are expected to be completely dry after 8 to 48 hours. The rate of drying depends on the weather. If the weather is too humid, it will take a long time for the carpets to completely dry up. It is important to completely dry the carpets before opening them to traffic. Wet or damp carpets attract dirt more easily.
What should I do after a sewage or water leak?
You don’t have to do anything, other than calling a professional to fix your problem. The situation calls for professional assistance, and if it isn't attended to quickly, mold starts to build up soon after. The longer it sits, the higher the chance that is grows on your walls, floors and carpets.
Are tiles more resistant to dirt compared to carpets?
They are more resistant to stains for sure, but the same cannot be said about dirt. This is because most types of tiles and the grout are porous. As a result, dirt and dust particles accumulate in them over time. Even though these particles are not pumped into the air when you step on the tile floor, they make it dull and much darker.
How are carpets cleaned professionally?
Carpet manufacturers recommend that their carpets be steam cleaned. Steam cleaning is the preferred method because deep seated stains and dirt will be loosened and removed via this method thereby preserving the look and integrity of the carpet material for longer. Other effective means of cleaning carpets include scrubbing and shampooing with carpet cleaners, vacuuming and encapsulation.