How to stop your carpet shrinking

People often worry that their carpets might shrink after cleaning, but here at Cleaning Pro we can assure you that won’t happen if you employ a professional who knows what they’re doing!

There are many reasons why carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets are professionally cleaned at least once a year or once every six months in some cases. A deep clean will provide your home or business with everything from improved aesthetics to health benefits, but if you employ somebody without the necessary experience or skill, it could turn into a disaster!

Underpowered equipment or simply poor technique can cause carpet shrinkage. Cheap cleaning machines won’t be able to extract enough water out of the carpet, which could lead it to shrink as it dries. Bad technique could just be down to cleaners applying too much pre-spray cleaning agents, or too much water in the rinsing action.

The physical action of why carpets shrink is caused by the base of the carpet swelling up and expanding when wet. Because of this it requires more space and this causes structural stress to the rest of the carpet, which will lead to shrinkage as it dries.

Choosing a reputable cleaner with a truck-mounted system is an absolute must. This equipment provides the technician with the power required to remove enough water from the carpet during the Hot Water Extraction (HWE) process. Truck-mounted machines provide the deepest clean in the shortest time, meaning your carpets will have a quicker drying time, greatly reducing any chance of carpet shrinkage. Using the correct cleaning products is also essential, and in some cases a cleaner might assess that a particular type of carpet needs to be cleaned with the Very Low Moisture (VLM) technique instead to avoid shrinkage.

If you have any more questions or would like to book a free, no-obligation quote for your carpet cleaning job in Sheffield, get in touch with Cleaning Pro today. Your carpets will be in safe hands with us!

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