When it is time to steam clean your carpets, you want to give it the best cleaning you possibly can so that you do not have to repeat it again in the very near future. The problem is, when you rent a carpet cleaner, you may not get all of the details about how to clean it properly. Therefore, you may get the carpet clean and feel that you are cleaning it the best you can, only to still have dirty carpets the day after it dries. Instead of risking it, why not learn the proper way to clean your carpets so that you can do it right the first time? Then, if you are lucky, you can wait a few months before having to do it again.
The first thing you should do is prepare for it. Ideally, you will remove all furniture from the room that you plan to clean. This is not always possible, especially if you hope to clean several rooms at one time. In this case, you may simply want to move all of the furniture to one side of the room. As you clean, you will have to move the items to the other side of the room. Make sure you are barefoot when you are walking on wet carpets that have already been cleaned. This will ensure that you are not tracking a lot of dirt onto the clean areas.
After you have everything moved, rent your steam cleaner from a store of your choice. For a single room or two you may be able to rent it for only a day, several rooms may require the two-day rental. Either way, you will want to bring it home and get started soon after.
To clean carpets properly, you should move the steam cleaner across an area going in one direction. Then you should go back over it in another direction and work your way through the room doing small sections. You should ensure that there is always soap in the machine and empty out the dirty water container as soon as it becomes full. Otherwise, you may risk it pouring dirty water back onto the floor when you move the cleaner around.
Carpet cleaning is not a hard task. It simply takes time to get through an entire room. The more often you go back over the wet carpet, the faster your carpets will dry. It may also pull more of the dirt out of the carpet, especially if you are moving the cleaner slowly across the wet areas.