The Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning El Dorado Hills improves the look and feel of your facility’s floors. It also helps prevent dirt and dust from tearing at carpet fibers over time, making them appear worn and ragged.

Regular vacuuming is essential. So is removing spills and stains promptly. Most carpet cleaners come with the tools you need to do this. They can also pretreat stubborn stains and use fans to speed up drying times.

Carpeting adds comfort and warmth to rooms but it can also trap dirt and grime that accumulate over time. Regular cleanings prevent the buildup of these contaminants, and help prolong the life and appearance of the fibers. It also promotes a healthier environment, especially in homes with children and pets.

Dirty carpets can attract more dust, dirt and allergens, making them harder to clean. This buildup can cause the fibers to tangle, mat and flatten. Over time, this can damage the fibers and the backing of the carpet.

Professional carpet cleaners use specialized equipment and cleaning solutions that are much more powerful than those available to consumers. These machines can deep clean the carpet, removing dirt and other contaminants that can’t be removed by vacuuming alone. They can also remove many different types of spots and stains from the carpet.

Consumers should read the manufacturer’s instructions on the cleaner they choose before using it in their home. It is important to only use a recommended amount of solution, as too much can ruin the carpet. Over saturating the carpet can lead to mold and mildew problems, as well as make it impossible for the carpet to dry thoroughly.

Vacuuming the carpets often will help to remove most of the loose dirt on the surface. For hard-to-reach places, a carpet wand with a brush attachment or a power-driven rotating brush can be helpful. These tools can reach into the cracks between the fibers and help to loosen the dirt that is embedded there.

Before applying any carpet cleaning solution, it is important to spot test it in an out-of-the-way area for colorfastness. Carpet stain remover and a mixture of one part white vinegar to three parts cold water are good choices for this purpose.

After the cleaning solution is applied, it should be allowed to soak in for a few minutes. It is then agitated with a rotating brush to work it into the fibers. Once the carpet is completely dry, it should be re-vacuumed to remove any remaining cleaning solution and the dirt particles it has trapped.

Stain Remover

Carpet stain remover is used to break down stains that have already set. It may take a longer time for this type of cleaner to work, but it is generally effective. Be sure to follow the instructions on your product for the best results. Some require waiting for the stain to dry completely before rinsing and blotting. Also, be sure to test the colorfastness of your carpet before using a stain remover. Do this by applying a small amount to an inconspicuous area of the carpet, holding a white cloth against it and checking for any color transfer or other changes.

Whether it’s food, beverage or pet stains, the sooner you treat them, the better. Be quick to blot, don’t scrub and use a clean white cloth or paper towel to avoid dye transfer. The longer a stain soaks, the more it will penetrate the fibers and cause permanent damage.

If your carpet is heavily trafficked, it might appear soiled even after you’ve cleaned it, due to the flattening and dulling of fibers from dirt and oils. To help with this, try covering the stain with a layer of baking soda or cornstarch. This will absorb the grease and make it easier to remove the stain.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that different types of carpeting materials are sensitive to certain types of cleaning products. You can find this information on the care label of your carpet or a list of recommended products from the manufacturer.

It’s also a good idea to spot-test your cleaner and stain remover before using it. Fabric-care, stain-removal and housekeeping expert Mary Marlowe Leverette recommends dampening a cloth with the cleaner and rubbing it in an inconspicuous part of your carpet to check for any color-fading or other changes.

The 2022 Good Housekeeping Best Cleaning & Organizing Award winner, which is plant-based, works well on many stains, including wine and blood. It’s easy to use, with a spritz-style bottle that helps you target specific spots and avoid overspray. It even eliminated old stains from wool carpeting and a brocade dining chair seat, which no other product could. Plus, it has an invigorating spearmint sage scent.


Whether you live in a hot, humid climate or have young children and pets in the house, carpets are prone to holding on to odors. Spills, pet urine, mold and mildew stains and even smoke can leave behind unpleasant smells. A good deodorizer will remove the odors and freshen the carpet fibers, making the home or office smell clean and inviting again.

You can find carpet deodorizers in the cleaning aisle at most grocery and similar stores. Most are powders that you sprinkle on the carpet and then vacuum up, leaving it smelling fresh for a while. You can also find sprays that you spot-treat with a cloth or sponge, before vacuuming. The sprays contain fragrances that mask unpleasant smells and leave a pleasant scent. Some sprays may also contain chemicals such as ammonia and chlorine that are effective at killing bacteria or removing mold and mildew.

If you have allergies or concerns about using a spray with harsh chemicals, consider using an all-natural deodorizer. Many natural options are available, including sprinkling baking soda on the carpet and leaving it to dry, or mixing water with borax to make a deodorizer powder. Vinegar is another powerful odor-fighter, especially for musty, moldy smells. It is also effective at killing mildew and bacteria, and can be used in a diluted form to spray directly on the carpet.

If you have a pet that has had accidents, try using an all-natural deodorizer that will neutralize the odor and discourage them from going back to the same place by eliminating the marking odour. A sulfate-free, 100 percent natural product like Aunt Fannie’s Carpet Refresher will do the trick. You can also use orange oxy powder on a pet stain to neutralize the odour and help the carpet dry quickly. You can also use Orange Oxy on any type of stain, including blood, wine and coffee. Simply apply a small amount to the stain, and then allow it to dry completely before vacuuming. If you want to keep your carpets as odour-free as possible, prevent them from becoming stinky in the first place by practicing proper indoor air quality. Proper ventilation can reduce humidity and moisture that can lead to mold and mildew, and implementing a no-shoes policy will reduce the number of dirt particles tracked onto carpets from the outside.


It’s no surprise that food residue, drinks and dirt make their way into your carpet quickly. This is especially true when you have kids and pets running through the home. This is why having a pre-treatment spray and regular spot treatment with a stain remover is so important.

Before shampooing, our technician vacuums your carpet thoroughly to loosen bonded dry soil and pet hair from the fibers. He then pretreats high-traffic areas and spots to ensure they’re cleaned thoroughly. Then, he uses a heated, rotary extraction cleaning power head to clean the rug. The machine then rinses the carpet with a fiber rinse that’s gentle on your carpet yet effective at removing detergent and soil residues.

You can also buy a commercial rinse aid that works like shampoo to help you clean your own carpets. It’s available in powder or liquid form and is added to the water tank of your cleaner. When you use it, you should be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying it.

When shampooing, the soapy, detergent-like solution dissolves thick dirt, mud, dust, and debris. This makes the debris easier to extract with a power-powered wand. It also helps to deodorize your carpet by leaving a fresh scent and making it feel soft to the touch. But when you over-shampoo your carpet or fail to adequately rinse it, a layer of soapy residue can leave your carpet looking dingy and smelling bad.

A proper cleaning and rinsing will remove this layer of residue, leaving you with cleaner, softer carpet that’s less likely to attract dirt and odors. It will also help your carpets to dry promptly and prevent problems like mildew and mold.

For best results, avoid rearranging your furniture until the carpet is completely dry. You should also keep pets, children, and people off the carpet until it’s dry to minimize marks and varnish stains from wood or tile underneath. You can speed up the drying process by opening windows and using a fan.