How to Clean Carpet: The Best Methods for Different Types of Carpet

Different Types of Carpet Cleaning Methods

Carpet is one of the most common flooring materials in homes. It can add comfort, warmth and style to a room, but it also needs to be cleaned on a regular basis as it acts as a dust filter. According to the USA EPA, carpet “acts as a reservoir for dust, dirt, pollen, mould spores, pesticides and other material.”

Different types of carpet require different methods for cleaning. Further different stains require different cleaning products which may or may not be suitable depending on what the carpet is made from! There is some science behind carpet cleaning, so it’s important to know what the carpet is made from before attempting to clean it. This is why you’re best to entrust your clean to a carpet cleaning expert that knows what they are doing!

In this blog post, we will discuss the best methods for cleaning different types of carpets.

Different types of carpets require different carpet cleaning

The most common type of carpet is loop carpet, which is made of loops of yarn that are tufted into the backing. This type of carpet is durable and easy to clean, but it can show dirt and footprints more easily than other types of carpet. Plush carpet is another common type of carpet, and it is made of cut piles of yarn that are tufted into the backing. Plush carpet is softer and more comfortable than loop carpet, but it is also more difficult to clean.

Carpet fibres and carpet cleaning

  • Wool carpet is one of the most common types of carpet. It’s also one of the most difficult to clean because it can shrink and stretch when wet. According to Bremworth Wool Carpets (the largest manufacturer of wool carpet in Australia) he best way to clean a wool carpet is to vacuum it regularly and have it professionally steam cleaned every 12 months.
  • Synthetic fibre carpets are made from materials like nylon, polyester, or acrylic. They are stain-resistant and easy to clean, making them a good choice for high-traffic areas. The best way to clean a synthetic fibre carpet is to vacuum it regularly and spot-clean spills as soon as they happen.
  • Plant fibre rugs are increasingly popular and made from materials like viscose, sissal, hemp, saegrass or jute. They are less durable than wool or synthetic fibres and can be difficult to clean as they absorb moisture. They are made from wood pulp and can discolour if they get wet. Dry cleaning is the better option, but better to avoid these materials to avoid disappointment with the rugs longevity.

Final thoughts

Carpets are an investment and it’s easy to damage or discolour them. That’s why you should engage a professional carpet cleaner that has the knowledge and experience to deliver the best cleaning results. The Squeaky Clean Team know carpets. They don’t simply clean them – they understand the different types of carpets and how to best take care of each one. They also know that not every home is the same. That’s why their services are tailored to each individual client. So, if you’re looking for a team that will deep clean your carpets, look no further than Squeaky Clean!