Getting rid of all those funky smells and dirt that have been growing steadily inside your carpet for God knows how long is a really great feeling.
After all, a good carpet cleaning machine can do a great and thorough job of it and leave your carpet not only cleaner, but almost completely dry. But why limit yourself only to carpeted surfaces?
Modern cleaners come with a whole host of accessories that let you clean a wide variety of surfaces and other items in your house, so taking advantage of this is a great way to both save money on an additional expensive machine you don’t actually need, and to take full advantage of your carpet cleaner’s capabilities.
The first and probably most obvious choice are hardwood floors.
Not all cleaners are designed for these kinds of flat surfaces, but the ones that are can do a thorough job of it by utilising the power of their scrubbing brushes to chip away at and completely eliminate stains like muddy footprints or dried food you might have missed.
It is even easier to regularly maintain the floor since the damp left behind will evaporate quickly, leaving only a clean surface.
More than just a floor cleaner
Many models are upright and can only clean floors, but portable cleaning machines and those that resemble a traditional vacuum often come with extension hoses and different accessories that allow you to reach inaccessible places. Other than that, they can be used to clean curtains and furniture.
When cleaning curtains, a hand tool that you can use for finer work is the best option since you don’t want to crease or damage the delicate fabric. As far as furniture is concerned, the approach is very similar to carpet cleaning, but you’ll want to make sure that you’re using a solution that is designed for this special task.
If you have pets, keep in mind that sofas and armchairs can accumulate a lot of hair that may eventually lower the effectiveness of your machine, so take special care to get rid of any logs when maintaining it.
Even though carpet cleaners are suitable for cleaning furniture, do not use them on antiques. The solution used can cause discolouration and the machine itself can be abrasive, so avoid antique furniture altogether in order to keep it intact.
If your mattress hasn’t been cleaned since forever, your carpet cleaner can help there as well. They do a pretty good job of removing dead skin, dust mites and even mould out of most mattresses, and if you have a child that is still potty training it can deal with urine stains too.
While you’re in the bedroom, why not freshen up your comforters and other bedding items? Cleaning up a spot at home is easier and cheaper than sending the comforter off to a dry cleaner.
Last but not least, you can freshen up your car’s upholstery.
Stains on seats can be handled more or less the same way that you’d clean your furniture, and if your model comes with the right accessories, getting to all the nooks and crannies inside your car shouldn’t be a problem either.