Many people have turned to dry carpet cleaning to clean their carpets. It offers many advantages to steam cleaning. It dries much faster and is less prone to stains wicking back. One way in which you can have your carpets dry cleaned is to rent a dry cleaning machine. Learn about this process and learn how to successfully clean your carpets the dry way.
The first step is to rent the dry cleaning machine. Look in your phone book or do an online search for “Host Dry Cleaning”. You should easily find a store where you can rent the machine. It is a small machine with counter rotating nylon brushes. You will also need to pick up a bottle of pre-clean and a box of absorbent sponges. It should run you around $60 for the machine rental and supplies.
Once you have the machine home the fun begins. First you need to vacuum your carpet thoroughly. Do not rush through this. Go slowly and do a good job. Next you will spray a small area (10 foot by 10 foot) lightly with the pre-clean that you have bought. It will help break down and loosen the soil. After spraying this solution, sprinkle some of the absorbent sponges onto the carpet. not too much, a few handfuls will do. Next turn the machine on and go over the carpeting. Run the machine north to south and then east to west. Do not linger in one spot for too long or you could abrade the carpet fibers. After you have thoroughly agitated the powder you need to let the carpe dry. It usually doesn’t take more than 15 to 30 minutes to dry. After it dries you simply vacuum it up and you are done. Congratulations you now have clean carpet.
As you can see, carpet dry cleaning is not a difficult process. Just take your time and do not skip any steps. Most places will have a video available with the machine which will demonstrate the process. be sure to grab one of them if it is available. Good luck.