No matter what you do and how much effort you put into it, your carpets will eventually show the effects of many months and years worth of wear-and-tear. Don’t worry, that’s not a knock on you. You’ve probably done all you could. It’s just that carpets are just that way.

Don’t worry, though, because your carpets, while it may already be showing signs of showing, can still be revived and be made to look almost, or if not, as good as new.

The best way to do so is to call a professional carpet cleaner and have your carpets cleaned professionally. According to Bliss Cleaning the Crawley carpet cleaners you should hire a professional to clean your carpets once every 12 to 18 months.

But then again, making that decision creates another problem in itself and its whether or not you go for dry cleaning or steam cleaning.

While professionals will be glad to take their time to walk you through the pros and cons of each method, it’s best to know them yourself so you can come to a decision yourself.

A Quick Breakdown of Pros and Cons

Steam cleaning and dry cleaning are vastly different from each other. Though, to streamline the process, here’s a quick breakdown to help you make a decision between steam cleaning and dry cleaning.

·         Steam cleaning, when done by professionals, often involve the use of a truck-mounted machine, detergent and a powerful nozzle to “jetspray” hot water and detergent onto your carpets to dislodge dirt and debris to make it easier to vacuum them up. While the cleaning is effective, it’s not exactly as chemical-free as most people think of it and the drying time can take as long as 24 full hours.


·         Deep and ground-in stains may reappear just a few days after steam cleaning. While most professionals often include a warranty that includes free recleaning should that happen, the additional drying time can make steam cleaning much more of a hassle.


·         Dry cleaning requires on the use of much more powerful chemical agents and application solutions. It also offers the advantage of almost no drying time, which may make it the better method of the two for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to vacate their house and waiting for the carpets to fully dry.


·         Unfortunately, powerful means toxic and many of these products carry strong odors that will stay in the house many hours (and sometimes, even days) after the professionals have done cleaning.

Making the Right Choice

Of these two popular methods, steam cleaning is considered by carpet manufacturers as the more effective choice. It’s the reason why they require carpets be steam cleaned every year or two for warranty purposes.

Still, dry cleaning isn’t without advantages and it may prove to be a more effective solution in certain cases.

If you can’t decide, you can go for a compromise and have your carpets deep cleaned via steam cleaning only once a year and then dry cleaned quarterly.

By turning dry cleaning into an interim type of maintenance, you make sure that your carpets are clean all year round and that stains, spills, dirt and others aren’t able to stay long enough for them to do irrevocable damage.

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