Carpet Maintenance Care

Carpet Maintenance & Care Tips

carpet maintenanceA structured carpet maintenance plan is essential for the carpets life, appearance and health. Use these items when organising your regular carpet maintenance program. Always remember, proper and consistent carpet maintenance will extend the life of the carpet. Thus, it promotes a healthy indoor environment. Also, it protects the aesthetic appeal of your home or businesses.

Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Maintenance has provided expert services in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland. Utilising superior truck-mounted equipment services, it removes more soil dirt viruses, germs and allergens.

With natural regular care, you can protect your home investment. Surely keep your carpets looking great for as long as possible. Family-owned since 1987 – Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Maintenance is family-owned since 1987, so we recommend that you follow these care and maintenance guidelines to protect your investment.

Carpet Soil Suspension Methods

Successful soil removal depends on these four fundamentals: temperature (heat), agitation, chemical action, and time. These factors are all interdependent: raising your carpet cleaning solution (within limits) and the carpets will be cleaned in less time. Give a weaker solution more time so that it will clean better.

It has its limits, though. Subsequently, like carpet cleaning solutions cool, they lose the ability to clean properly. And removing some soils and stains, such as cooking oil grease, or anything else with a high melting point, may be nearly impossible if the cleaning solution is too cold. 

Our Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning Truck-Mount Use 82°C Hot Steam Kills Bacteria, Dust mites, Germs, and Virus Pathogens. If chemicals are not sufficient, all the time in the world won’t help make them clean any better. 


The speed of chemical reactions doubles for every ten °C increase in heated temperature. Furthermore, the efficiency of a carpet cleaning procedure is much dependent on the temperature heat of the steam used in the process, thus “hot water extraction.” The reality is that the cleaning solution must be hot enough to be above the melting point of the soil in the carpet. 

Indeed, a pro carpet cleaner such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning uses 80C hot steam. (An example, try washing butter off a knife with cold water, then with hot water.) 75 – 84C is an ideal temperature.

But budgets are often spent on harsh chemicals and the education to use them than on equipment that can make cleaning solutions hotter. To do that, you must get the best quality carpet cleaning Auckland Results with the most significant performance truck mount equipment like us here from Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry.


Every type of spot soil has to be physically picked up, brushed away or rinsed off the carpet fibre’s surface. Certainly, Agitation can accomplish three goals: it lifts matted and crushed threads, helps cleaning agents get into the carpets, and then holds solid particles of dirt in suspension without allowing them to settle back into the rug.

Various means of carpets agitation exist to remove soils, such as brushes, hand wand agitation, High PSI pressure blasted water, air, or absorbents. As agitation increases, thus, does the rate of soil stain removal. For wet carpet steam cleaning, agitation typically means using rotary hot water extraction (otherwise known as steam cleaning). Cleaning machines can use high-pressure vacuums, rotating pads, or other technology to agitate the cleaning solution. A specialised cleaner such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning uses wand agitation and high PSI for a genty but sufficient anxiety. Too much friction and pressure may damage the carpet tile surface. Good value carpet cleaners in Auckland and get free disinfect sanitising service for good indoor health. Agitation also helps to distribute carpet cleaning solution such as preconditioners through the carpet fibres.

Chemical action

Carpet cleaning chemicals and stain removers have complex jobs to do. They must also separate soil and grime from carpet fibres, hold that soil, grime, grease, and whatever caused the stain. On the other hand, suspension or solution cancels the electrostatic charge that binds dirt to carpet fibres and penetrates every nook and cranny of every carpet fibre to get out the dirt. Then it has to be capable of being thoroughly extracted without leaving a residue. A pro carpet cleaner such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning uses citrus-based pre-sprays. Thus, it is safe for kids, pets and the environment and preserving the colour and texture of the carpet, that would be good, too.

The primary role of chemicals is to suspend the soils to loosen, dissolve, separate them from the carpet fibres, and then stop them in the chemical solution for extraction.

If a single detergent exists that can do all of that and remove every type of stain exists, no one has yet seen it. Instead, effective carpet cleaning, stain removal and odour control typically require various chemical tools, including pre-sprays, detergents, surfactants, stain treatments, carpet protectors and static reducers.


No matter the circumstance, adequate dwell time is required for a cleaning solution to suspend soils. Time is a carpet cleaner’s ally: in most cases, the more time a cleaning solution has to work, the more effective it is. Pre-treating stains and using other pre-sprays are, among other things. 

Thus, it is the basic principles of a professional carpet cleaner such as Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning. Consider something as simple as a spillage of sugar water on carpets. The sugar dries to a syrupy. It does take time to dissolve this moist soil.

The more we apply these four basic principles, the more effective the methods will be, and the better our cleaning outcomes. Perhaps you cannot use the chemical pH strength you want because the fibre cannot tolerate high pH, as you might damage the surface with too much agitation. On the flip side, allowing cleaning solutions to soak into the carpet’s base for hours leads to other problems and isn’t an effective cleaning strategy. The key is to take the time to thoroughly clean the carpet, moving slowly enough so that the cleaning solutions can do their work. In this scenario, you have to use one or more of the four principles to compensate.

Carpet Maintenance Plan

In brief, any maintenance program’s absolute objective is to be protective and preventive rather than curative. An adequately monitored program will be able to accomplish this. That’s a carpet cleaning guarantee.

  • Interim Cleaning

Interim Cleaning explained as in between or a quick surface cleaning reducing the downtime of a carpet. The cleanings intended to keep a rug looking cleaner for a more extended period.

  • Spraying

Use a spray just before extracting to loosen traffic soils.

  • Regular Spotting

Work also with right spotting products for daily spotting.

  • Restorative Cleaning

Inhibits permanent fibre damage from embedded soils

These methods will achieve a thorough cleaning that is essential to the long term life of a carpet. 

Steam ‘n’ Dry Auckland Carpet Cleaning, superior truck-mounted equipment services, removes more soil dirt viruses, germs and allergens in South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland. The frequency based upon the amount of soiling.

Restorative Carpet Maintenance Cleaning Choices

1. Hot Water Extraction or Steam Carpet Cleaning (Most Widely Used).

2. Rotary Shampoo.

3. Dual Process (Rotary Shampoo and Steam Cleaning).

4. Scheduled Vacuuming.

5. 80% of all soil tracked right into a facility is dry.

6. Walk-Off Mats.

7. A setting of mats at all entrances as well as service elevators.

5 Simple Measures in Cleaning the Soil

While this may initially go unnoticed, it can become hard to hide when enough stain gets into your carpet. Here are five simple tips for how to clean carpet soil.

Dry Soil Elimination

Vacuuming is necessary to extend the life of a carpet. It also enhances the overall appearance and improves indoor air quality. We are providing the use of proper filtration.

Soil Suspension

It is the primary element for successful cleaning. Therefore, it involves separating the soil from the fibre.

Soil Elimination

Thus, it is the elimination of the cleaning solution—also, the suspended soils which should leave the fibre fresh, clean and residue-free. The rinsing procedure can take place before the thread has a chance to dry. The soils extracted following drying as in dry powders or shampoo, vacuumed after they dry.


Nylon and wool fibres must at all times be groomed after wet cleaning and just before drying. Will remove any wand marks or swirls from rotary machines. These fibres will take a water set which makes it impossible to remove these nap shadings.


As quickly as possible to avoid resolving mildew and odours. Also, reduce drying times using air movers as well as proper ventilation.

Cleaning your carpets takes a lot of work but is well worth the effort. These five simple tips will help you get your carpets clean, remove stains, and leave them smelling fresh.

Dry Soil Elimination Equipment
  • Beating Machine
  • The canister vacuum with attachments
  • Corn broom as well as handled dustpan
  • Mechanical hand sweeper
  • Pile lifter
  • An upright vacuum with a beater bar brush

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5 Significant Reasons Why Dry Soil Elimination Is So Essential

  • Improving indoor air quality (providing the use of proper filtration)
  • Enhances the appearance
  • Cease re-soiling
  • Lessen the wear, and tear on the carpet fibre
  • Make the cleaning solutions more potent

Lastly, regular vacuuming importance prevents dry soils from working down to the base of the fibre. It can cause a lot of damage. These deeply embedded soils can also bring about re-soiling following wet cleaning.

Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry carpet maintenance specialists have the knowledge and expertise to clean any carpet effectively, including wool.

Different materials require different cleaning treatments, and wool carpets need a specific technique to keep them fresh and deeply cleanse them of dirt and bacteria. Our carpet cleaning experts can treat all kinds of carpet and leave the wool feeling back to its best.

Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Wool Carpet Cleaning

Our techniques won’t damage wool. We use the steam cleaning method, also known as hot water extraction. It lets off 80°C hot steam to the deep clean carpet fibre material, cleaning away the dust, dirt, bacteria, viruses, and more.

Many owners of wool carpets worry that a professional carpet cleaner will use cleaning techniques that can damage their carpet, such as excessive scrubbing or even use harmful solutions that contain toxic chemicals.

At Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Maintenance, we only use non-toxic solutions. We treat carpets gently, cleaning them powerfully but without unnecessary force and amount of water.

Too much water if the fibres are thick like they are in wool carpets. We don’t use too much water when we clean carpets, so water can’t seep into the material and damage it.

Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Wool Carpet Cleaners

Our carpet cleaners trained to know exactly how to treat different types of carpet material and dry them quickly. We can spot-clean stains.

For carpet cleaners, it is essential to see the stain personally so proper intervention will be done. Spot-cleaning a wool carpet is an easy thing to do, and our carpet cleaners will make sure to handle your rug with care.

We can advise you on how to look after your carpet in the long-term between professional rug cleans. Our carpet cleaners have years of experience in cleaning, and a few of them have been with us for years.

Other Services

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Pet Odour Removal
  • Flea Control
  • Mould Clean
  • Pest Control
  • Repair Carpet Layers
  • Inside Car Upholstery Cleaning
  • Rug Cleaners
  • Couch Cleaners
  • Stain Removal
  • Carpet Repairs
  • Disinfecting Cleaners
  • Mattress Cleaning
  • Bed Bug Control
  • Wet Carpet Dryers

Auckland Steam’ n’ Dry Owner GRAEME STEPHENS wrote this article. An IICRC master restoration technician in 2001, with over 32 years of upholstery and carpet cleaning in Auckland services. 

PUBLISHED 30/12/2014. UPDATED 12/05/2021

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