Before we talk about what’s involved with carpet cleaning, we really need to talk about carpet itself, and the things that cause it to become dirty in the first place. Some of this may seem like it’s obvious, but it’s really not.
I can’t say as to exactly when carpet first became common in houses, but it’s definitely been around since the 16th century, and I would hazard that it predates even that time. Before that, gigantic carpets were used to the same effect, and they were made very similar to the way carpet was up until the 1950s.
Carpet is nice, as it adds a comfort to walking on the floor, it adds a texture unmatched by stone, Tyler would, and it’s generally easier to clean on a daily basis, as vacuum cleaners work well on it and it doesn’t need to be mopped.
It’s also a major selling point in homes, with wall-to-wall carpet being a major selling factor for most houses, apartments and other domiciles. So, before you go looking for carpet cleaning in Toronto, let’s talk a little bit about the many ways which carpets become dirty, and a little bit on how to prepare for these cleaners.
What is the makeup of carpet?
Carpets made after the 1950s, which is pretty much every carpet in a typical home now, are made of synthetic fibers. Depending on the style of carpet, these fibers may be braided or woven in various ways, to achieve thicknesses, appearances and feel when touched.
While especially modern carpets are increasingly resistant to a lot of form of stains, the synthetic fabrics can still be stained, and are susceptible to other things that can do all or otherwise reduce the appearance of the carpet.
What are some of the things that impact carpet?
There are a number of things that can happen to carpets, such as spills, which are an obvious one. Animals will also sometimes relieve themselves on your carpet, and this is a really tough stain to get rid of. Animal urine is a nightmare.
However, it’s not just about spills or “accidents”, it’s also about things like sunlight fading carpet, dust being ground in the carpet, dirt from the carpets being walked on, and a loss of springiness to the carpet from constant wear and tear due to foot traffic.
What do carpet cleaners do?
Carpet cleaners have industrial-strength chemical formula a and industrial cleaning equipment which can do a lot more to remove stains, fading and can also help to restore the springiness of the carpet fibers. Yes, you can do a lot with a steam cleaner and some good chemicals on your own, but you can’t do what carpet cleaners do, and they have a skill and expertise, as well as an understanding of different types of carpet. This is something that, on a small scale, you can do yourself, but there will come a time, every couple of years or so, when you’ll want to have the best carpet cleaning in Ajax come to the rescue.
How do I prepare?
Before the best carpet cleaning in Toronto arrives at your door, you will want to go ahead and do a good sweep, and if possible, a steam clean a day in advance. This will make their jobs easier, and will make you feel a little less embarrassed if you’re carpets are especially dirty. You will also want to put away any pets, remove any furniture or breakables from the room(s), and be sure to wear a mask. Remember we need to all do our parts to finally put an end to this horrible pandemic!