Does having thick carpet make it harder to clean professionally?


Whether you prefer thick and luscious carpet, or thin and dense carpet, it’s important that you know how to maintain your flooring to keep it clean and well-maintained. Here are some of the basics about carpet cleaning based on carpet thickness.

What constitutes thick carpet?

Thicker carpet usually refers to the length of the fibers, meaning the fibers of thick carpet are longer. This usually creates a more plush, soft carpet surface. But thick carpet also tends to become matted and flattened with time and traffic. As a result, more dirt and debris can become trapped within the fibers of thick carpet, making cleaning more difficult and time-consuming.

What is the process of carpet cleaning?

On a basic level, the process of carpet cleaning involves the removal of all of the dirt, debris, and contaminants from the carpet by thoroughly flushing the fibers. If the carpet cleaner quickly moves across a thick-carpeted area, less time will be allotted to each fiber, and the carpet will only be clean on the surface.

To thoroughly clean thick carpet, the cleaning technician must go slower than he/she would on thinner carpet in order to allow the cleaning solution to get deep into the thick fibers. They may also be able to use a higher pressure to more deeply penetrate the carpet and reach each fiber. As a result of this more tedious process that requires more time and more cleaning solution, a homeowner with thicker carpet may find themselves with a higher cleaning bill than those with thin carpet.

To ensure that your thick carpet is getting the thorough cleaning it needs, don’t hesitate to ask your technician about the pressure and solution that will be used. On average, the pressure used to clean most carpet is approximately 500psi, and thick carpet will require more around 700psi.
Fortunately, the professionals at Zerorez can make sure that your carpet, whether thick or thin, is cleaned thoroughly and kept looking beautiful. Contact your local Zerorez today to learn more.

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