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How To Clean a Carpet at Home? Answering the questions the public ask Google!

Have you ever asked yourself or Google any of the following questions:


How do I deep clean my carpet myself?

What's the best way to clean a carpet?

How can I clean my rug at home?

How do I get my carpet clean again?

What is the fastest way to clean a dirty carpet?

What is the best homemade carpet cleaning solution?

Does Baking Soda clean carpet?

What happens if you put baking soda on wet carpets?

Which carpet cleaning solution is best?

How much is a professional carpet clean?

Apparently these are the most popular carpet cleaning questions asked on Google. Not just in Retford or Worksop but nationally so here we'll let you have our take on these questions as industry professionals.


Let's start by looking at a typical job with pet stains. This one Bassetlaw Pro-Clean completed in December 2023:


A before and after image of professional carpet cleaning of pet stains

So the first things we needed to do was identify both the carpet type and also the soiling type. In this case the carpet type was synthetic/man-made. This told us which range of chemicals we could use to clean the carpet safely and without damage. Then the customer advised us the stains were from pets so we had to ensure the chemicals would be strong enough to neutralise the soiling but not too harsh as to damage the carpet.


This should answer any questions as to 'Which carpet cleaning solution is best?' The answer is, there isn't one solution for all eventualities. If there was, professional carpet cleaners would only carry one type and not invest in many chemicals which are both safe and suitable for your home and requirements.


I'll let you into a secret. None of us carry Baking Soda!


As for cleaning your carpet yourself you simply can't without industrial equipment. Forgetting the chemicals for a moment you really need specialised equipment that allows a professional carpet cleaner to complete several processes. If your chosen carpet cleaner arrives with a Rug Doctor or similar machine this should concern you that you have not chosen a trained professional. Have you considered asking your cleaner what equipment they use at the time of quotation to ensure you're guaranteed a deep clean and getting value from your service? Do you honestly think you could achieve the results like in the photograph without the correct equipment, training, experience and chemicals?


In terms of speed the process is not fast. Carried out correctly each step takes time and can not be rushed. After all, you need to allow time for your soiling to be neutralised by reacting with the chemicals and also completely removed at the extraction phase. Your local professional will inform you of an estimated time at the quotation stage.


In terms of cost every job is different. It obviously costs more to remove a large blood stain from a carpet for example than to carry out an annual maintenance clean. However, please ensure you are given a price before work starts and DO NOT agree to pay any more. All amounts should be agreed BEFORE work starts and pricing should be open and honest.


So with this in mind there isn't a simple answer to any of the questions above but if you do want a detailed response from a professional with zero obligation then please don't hesitate to ask. You can email us here: office@bassetlawproclean.com








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