A professional clean
If you really want to keep your carpet in the best possible condition and to prolong its life, it will need to be regularly cleaned by a professional using the hot water extraction system. This method (which we use) is designed reach the soil trapped at the base of your carpet’s fibres, and to deal with any oil-based soiling:
Soiled carpet prior to professional clean
The same carpet straight after professional cleaning
Carpet manufacturers and the carpet cleaning profession advise at least a 12-monthly schedule of regular cleaning to keep carpets in the best possible condition, with a 6 month schedule advised for some carpets in high traffic areas. A professional clean every 12 months, combined with regular vacuuming in the intervening period, is the only way of ensuring your carpets will last as long as they were designed to whilst looking as close to their showroom condition as possible. And it will keep them healthy and smelling fresh and clean too!
Apply a protector
For a small extra charge, it’s well worth considering asking your carpet cleaning professional to apply a stain protector. Applied straight after a professional clean, this flourochemical treatment will coat every fibre of your carpet so that it will be virtually 100% stain resistant. It means you can simply mop up the spill straightaway, leaving a clean carpet behind. Again, these protectors are best applied yearly to maintain their effectiveness.