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FAQ 5 - Should I vacuum my carpets before they are steam cleaned?

When it comes to steam cleaning your house, vacuuming and cleaning before the process can offer several benefits. Preparing your home properly sets the stage for effective and thorough steam cleaning. Here's why Bellamy's Carpet Cleaning recommends vacuuming and cleaning before steam cleaning.


1. Removal of Loose Debris: Vacuuming the floors and surfaces helps to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris that could interfere with the steam cleaning process. By eliminating this initial layer of debris, the steam cleaner can focus on deep cleaning and sanitizing.


2. Enhanced Steam Cleaning Results: Cleaning your home before steam cleaning ensures that the steam penetrates deeper into the fibers and surfaces, resulting in more effective stain and dirt removal. Vacuuming and removing any visible dirt or stains beforehand prevents the steam cleaner from spreading them around or pushing them deeper into the material during the cleaning process.


3. Prevention of Residue Build-up: Vacuuming and cleaning prior to steam cleaning eliminates any potential residue or cleaning product build-up on your floors or surfaces. This can help avoid any unwanted chemical reactions or interference with the steam cleaning solution, allowing it to work more efficiently.


4. Improved Indoor Air Quality: Vacuuming not only removes visible dirt but also helps to eliminate allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, and pollen that may be present in your home. This can significantly improve indoor air quality and reduce allergic reactions.


By vacuuming and cleaning your house before steam cleaning, you create an optimal environment for the steam cleaner to work effectively. It ensures deeper penetration of steam, removal of loose debris, prevention of residue build-up, and improved indoor air quality.




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