How to Take That Stain off Your Carpet

Carpet cleaning is a chore that many homeowners dread. The mess, the time and the cost are only a few reasons why many of us will avoid getting our carpets cleaned regularly. Fortunately, there are carpet cleaning Adelaide machines out there that can make this chore a lot easier and save you time. If you are thinking about buying one of these rental carpet cleaning machines, here are some things that you should know before you buy.

Carpet cleaning machines generally go by a few names including shampooer, extractor or dryer. They are all designed to extract the stains and dirt that become deeply embedded in the carpet with minimal effort from the owner. The basic process begins by placing a carpet pretreated with an absorbent cleaning solution and allowing it to soak for approximately fifteen minutes. While this is going on, the carpet cleaning Adelaide machine is going to use heated water to thoroughly clean the carpet and remove stains from the carpet fibre.


After the fifteen minutes are up, the carpet cleaner is going to press a bristled tool against each of the stains and dirt and allow them to become saturated. The bristles will remove most of the solution as well as the dirt. This is when you step back and grab a wet rug cleaning mop. You’ll notice that the rug is now spotless and the tough stains will be removed. Depending on the severity of the stain, you might need to use two or three passes with the hot water extraction machine to clean your rugs completely.

Some stains require a little more work than others. For example, a chemical spill in food service can leave a brown residue on the carpeting that cannot be completely removed by just using the hot water extraction machine. In this case, you will need to use a carpet cleaning machine with special chemicals designed to get rid of this discolouration. These chemicals also help get rid of grease and oil stains as well as other hard to reach stains. Be sure that you follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully when you are working with these chemicals.

Many carpet cleaning machines have adjustable drying times so you can work around your schedule and not have to worry about making your carpets too dirty before they’re ready to be cleaned. It’s good to know that most machines dry within forty-five minutes, but you will want to make sure that your machine is set up properly so that you don’t ruin anything by trying to over-dry them. Over drying can cause permanent stains to appear. Other times you might notice that your rugs aren’t completely dry even though they’re being cleaned. If this happens, it’s recommended that you run a fan on the carpet until the dry.

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