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Carpet Cleaning Prices - What Does it Cost?

Carpet Cleaning Prices - What Does it Cost?

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Getting your carpet professionally cleaned is one of those tasks that you don’t really think about too much if you don’t need it, but as soon as you do require it, it’s all you can think about! How much will the carpet cleaning cost? How long does it take? How do we prepare the house for the carpet cleaners? When can we get back in the house? And the most unhelpful answer is: it depends. However, when you break down these considerations in a bit more detail, you can get a better idea of how much it will cost. 

Why get your carpets cleaned?

Most people assume you would only get your carpets professionally cleaned if you’re moving out of or into your home or rental property, or if you have tenants moving in or out of your rental property. This is one of the most common times for people to get their carpets cleaned as the removal of the furniture presents the perfect opportunity to give the carpets a thorough clean. Another common time is when there is a large stain that needs to be worked on. If the carpet cleaners are required for a large or stubborn stain, people will usually take this opportunity to have the rest of their carpets cleaned rather than just opting for a spot clean. 

But you don’t have to be moving out of your house to need your carpets professionally cleaned. First off it is a good practice to get into to ensure the longevity and quality of your carpets. A thorough clean on an annual basis will help keep your carpets looking and feeling fresh, and as good as new. Regular maintenance also ensures that no stains or spots are able to take hold on your carpets, which can build up over time attracting further debris to build up which can discolour your carpets further. 

It’s also important for the health of your home and family. Carpet can trap air pollutants, allergens, bacteria, dust, and other debris which can affect your family’s health. A regular clean will not only freshen up your carpets, but your indoor air quality as well. This is especially important for those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, as the pollutants and allergens can exacerbate their symptoms. A clean carpet will help keep your home clean and healthy for your family. 

What is the carpet cleaning process?

Each area that needs professional carpet cleaning will go through a specially designed process to ensure a thorough clean. The trusted carpet cleaning service in Melbourne, Drytron Carpet Dry Cleaning, has developed a six-step carpet cleaning process using deep cleaning technology to remove dirt, odour and stains and leave a long lasting high quality finish. Across almost 30 years of experience, Drytron has been able to refine their carpet cleaning practice, developing two proprietary products in the process to ensure the most thorough clean possible for your carpets. The products, Drytech One and Drytech Two, are only available through Drytron’s cleaning process.

The first step utilises a high-powered jet vacuum to remove debris and position the carpet fibres in an upright position. Then a broad-spectrum pre-treatment to break down stains is applied. The broad-spectrum treatment ensures that all types of stains and debris can be uplifted during the carpet cleaning process. Drytech One is then applied to the carpets using a compressed air sprayer, which transfers a light mist to the carpet. This prevents the carpet from getting too wet, or fluids pooling beneath the carpet. Next comes Drytech Two, where an accumulator pad is submerged then squeezed as dry as possible before being applied to the turbo agitator. Through rapid rotation, the accumulator pad activates the Drytech compounds to extract debris from carpet fibres and onto the pad. This carefully executed process is gentle enough to maintain the integrity of the carpet.

So how much will it cost?

Carpet cleaning prices can vary depending on who you ask and the quality of cleaning that you’re after. First you need to consider the area of the size you are wanting professionally cleaned. Is it just the living areas where there is the most foot traffic? Do you want to get your bedroom carpets professionally cleaned as well? How big are these rooms? Room size is the biggest determinant of cost, as the bigger the space, the more time it takes to clean. This will likely be one of the first questions you will be asked by your professional when they are determining the carpet cleaning price or providing you with a quote. 

To make life easier, Drytron have created a carpet and upholstery booking engine to help you work out the cost of your clean. First fill out your suburb, postcode and booking type. Then simply select the room type, quantity and a quote will be generated. Factors such as room size and intensity of stains will be taken into consideration when determining a quote, and we’ll talk you through the options suitable for your home. 

Drytron will then complete our signature six step process for the most thorough clean for your carpets. Drytron’s six step carpet cleaning process leaves your carpets feeling dry within one hour, unlike other services which can require up to 24 hours to completely dry out. This means that with Drytron, you have minimal disruption to your day and your home, and you can get back to enjoying the fresh carpet feeling.

Complete a quote using our booking engine or call our friendly team to discuss your carpet cleaning requirements.

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Rug Materials, What Should You Choose?

Rug Materials, What Should You Choose?

Rugs have been around for centuries and are an important item in your home, especially if you have large expanses of hard flooring such as tiles or timber.  These days, many homes are opting for hard flooring rather than carpet throughout so rugs are a simple way to add comfort, give warmth and brighten up a room with a splash of colour.

They can be fun, make a bold statement in a room and can be changed easily when you want to update your decor. From a practical perspective, they can protect your floor and reduce noise. There are many types of rugs, coming in a vast array of colours, styles, textures, sizes and shapes and can be constructed from different materials.

What to consider when choosing a rug

Where will you put the rug?

The location of your rug will determine how much foot traffic it will need to endure. In a high traffic area such as a hallway perhaps you’ll want a flat weave in a darker colour to withstand lots of wear and reduce noise. In a playroom you may want to choose a hard wearing synthetic fibre that will stand up to the kids!

What look and feel do you want?

How do you want the rug to make the room to feel? If it’s for a bedroom you may want a cosy, thicker fibre and weave, or in a formal sitting room perhaps a silk rug for an opulent feel. In a living room you may want your rug to be a statement, in bold colours or a strong texture.

What size is best?

The larger a rug, the more it creates a sense of space. A small rug in a small room will make the space feel cramped. Make sure you measure your space, taking into account vents and furniture.

In a living area, choose a rug as large as will fit – it’s a great way to define a space. In a dining area, make sure the rug is large enough to cover the floor with the chairs pushed out so there is no tripping on the edges.

Ease of cleaning

Again, consider the amount and type of traffic your rug will endure each day. Some fibres are easy to clean, while others require a professional rug dry cleaning service – more details are below. Consider whether your rug will be subjected to any moisture, in which a mildew resistant acrylic will work well.

If you have pets, you’ll be happier with a fibre which doesn’t attract pet hair, so maybe something in a low weave.

Before undertaking any DIY cleaning process, check with the manufacturer’s guidelines and test on a small area beforehand. When you purchase a rug, keep the tags and cleaning method handy and know that you can contact the best Melbourne rug cleaning service to keep it looking it’s best for the life of your rug.

What is your budget?

Having a budget in mind will determine what material you can afford. If you want a rug to last a long time, an investment in wool is worth it, but if you just need something functional or to add a bit of colour to a space, a synthetic fibre rug will suffice.

Natural or synthetic fibres?

The material a rug is constructed from affects its feel, durability and function. Basically, rugs are made from either natural or synthetic fibres. We have considered various materials commonly used today and have provided some information on each to assist you with choosing a rug for your home.

Natural fibres are higher quality than synthetic fibres and are the best choice for durability. They last longer and don’t release any harmful gasses.

Synthetic fibres are man-made materials, often mass produced and are therefore a cheaper option. Synthetic fibres have been improved over the years to mimic the characteristics of natural fibres, however they can feel a bit cheap, and less luxurious than natural fibres.

Natural fibre rugs

Wool

Wool is a classic fibre for rugs as it provides durability, is easy to clean and is quite economical. Wool is a versatile fibre which can be dyed any colour, withstands a lot of wear and is super comfy.

The oils in wool means it naturally repels liquids, enabling an easy clean-up of spills. Wool rugs tend to be a bit thicker than others and may pill or shed slightly although this will lessen over time. It is recommended that wool rug cleaning is carried out by a professional cleaning service.

Cotton

Another fibre which dyes easily is cotton, allowing for many colours. Cotton rugs are soft underfoot, however are usually not as plush as wool. 

They are still quite durable and are often machine washable. Less expensive than wool, cotton rugs look a bit more casual. They are hypoallergenic and breathable.

Jute, Sisal and Hemp

These are very tough, very durable rugs and often have a texture and weave other fibres cannot achieve. These rugs are coarser than wool or cotton, almost rope-like, and are therefore not as comfy on your feet.

They are also more difficult to clean as they absorb liquids quickly, so it’s best to use a rug dry cleaning specialist. Often not dyed, they provide a lovely, natural colour and feel to a room. Jute and Sisal are sustainable and biodegradable and are good choices for allergy or asthma sufferers.

Silk and Viscose

Silk and viscose are really soft materials which are versatile but not very durable when used on their own. However they can be used together with wool to create gorgeous rugs as their fibres create a beautiful sheen and will provide a rich look to your room. Due to the fine fibres, delicate patterns can be achieved. Great to stylishly dress up your home.

Leather

Cowhide and leather have been used as floor coverings for centuries as leather is very durable and readily available. It is easily dyed, so leather rugs are available in many colours and patterns. They are generally easy to clean, however the material can absorb spills if not cleaned up straight away.

Synthetic Fibre Rugs

Acrylic

Acrylic rugs are tufted to look like wool rugs, at a cheaper price and are suitable as a hypoallergenic alternative to wool. They are stain resistant and easy to clean, however will wear over time and the fibres are not crush resistant. Low quality acrylic rugs can generate static.

Nylon

Nylon rugs have fibres which are elastic and resilient so can take a lot of wear without crushing. They are water and stain resistant so are extremely easy to keep clean. Nylon rugs may not be as soft as natural fibre rugs.

Polypropylene

Heat-set polypropylene rugs are dense like wool but with a lower price tag. They are known for being water resistant, so are great for areas near moisture or where there may be lots of spills. They are versatile and can be used outdoors. However, they attract dirt so need to be cleaned regularly and those that are not heat-set are poor quality and wear easily.

Polyester

Polyester rugs have a shine to them, but are softer than nylon. They are easy to keep clean as they are water resistant, and are also fade resistant and economical to purchase. However they do wear and crush easily, so you’ll need to vacuum and clean regularly to get them to last.

Once you have chosen your rug and enhanced your home, take pleasure in its beauty and functionality. Contact the expert carpet cleaners at Drytron on 13 12 50 when you need rug cleaning in your home.