How to Use a Carpet Steam Cleaner
The first thing that you want to do before you steam clean any carpet is you want to make sure that the area is vacuumed very well. In some cases, you might even want to go over it a couple of times. A good, thorough vacuuming is very important before you start to steam clean a carpet.
The next thing is that there are several models of steam cleaners that you can use at home. There are several types that you can rent. The most important thing is to make sure that you load the detergent in the system that is designed for that particular steam cleaner. You don’t want to mix and match, or you don’t want to use a detergent for cleaning your carpets that aren’t particularly designed for steam cleaning. The next thing is that you’ll want to fill your reservoir. In this case, this has an upper chamber that you can go, and you can fill with hot tap water. In most cases, hot tap water will be sufficient for use in your steam cleaning. You’ll want to make sure that as you fill this up, that you fill it up to the line that is indicated.
With your steam cleaning, one very important thing is that as you start. You can move it forward to spray some heavily soiled areas, but in most cases, what you want to do when your steam cleaning is as you are depressing the detergent button, that you want to be pulling the steam cleaner slowly and steadily towards you. In this case, you’re not really using vigorous strokes, as you may in a vacuum cleaner. You’re using slow, steady, and then you want to go back, and you’ll want to continue to work this in parallel. So as you’re depressing the button, then move in a slow method. What this will allow the slow, steady movement in parallel strokes will make sure that you get a completely clean, but it’ll also make sure that you don’t saturate too much of your steam cleaning solution into that.
Then also, a lot of your steam cleaners will have a rinse mode so you can go back and rinse and not leave detergent. Then from that, you can simply let your carpet dry, and in some cases, depending on what type of detergent, what kind of system using, it may recommend that you vacuum it again to remove any of your detergent residues.