What’s the difference between dry and steam cleaning? 

Dry cleaning is a fast procedure typically used for maintenance. Dry-cleaned carpets are dry in approximately 30 minutes. Steam cleaning is a thorough process that rinses carpets, and they take between four and five hours to dry afterward.

Dry cleaning would usually be used for something like removing a small amount of dirt on certain sections of a carpet, whereas steam cleaning is primarily used if your carpets are very dirty, contain stains that cannot be removed with dry cleaning, and when you want your carpets looking like new and removing any odors that might be trapped in the fibers.

Steam cleaning is by far the most popular choice for the majority of home and business owners as it provide a deeper clean that dry cleaning cannot achieve. Steam cleaning will apply steam and water to the carpets that will lift up any dirt, grime and stains and suck them into the steam cleaning machine so there is no trace of any dirt or grime left in the carpets.

If you have any carpets in your residential or commercial home that need to be professionally steam cleaned, we use the latest and greatest technology that can get your carpets looking and smelling like new in no time. Contact Zig Zag Carpet Cleaning today to have your carpets professionally steamed cleaned by an expert. You can read more carpet stain removal tips here


Do you have to have carpets cleaned when leaving a property?

In most cases, landlords and real estate agents require that you have the carpets professionally steam cleaned before you move out. If you live in a high-rise without parking or a lift, dry cleaning might be acceptable. If you have fairly dirty carpets in your rental property, it is always a wise idea to have them professionally cleaned so the next tenant can have a cleaner and safer living environment. In Australia the vast majority of landlords will expect you to have your carpets cleaned before you move out and may even hold onto your bond until you do so. Whether you have them cleaned by a professional or try to do it yourself, it will still have to be done before you move out of the rental property.

If you are moving out of a rental property and need your carpets professionally cleaned, then contact us today and we will be able to send over one of our expert carpet cleaning professionals to have those carpets cleaned and looking like new so you can have piece of mind knowing they are done correctly, increasing the chances that your landlord will be happy and the next tenant will be happy.

How much does cleaning carpets cost?

Carpet Cleaning Cost

The price to have your carpets cleaned will really vary on the size of the rooms that the carpets are in, how dirty the carpets are and how many rooms that you will want cleaned. In some cases it can cost anywhere from $89-$99 to have 3 rooms with carpet cleaned, but some people can charge more if they are one of the leading carpet cleaners in the city. The bigger the rooms the more it will ultimately cost.

There are also other factors at play such as if you also want to have a rug cleaned or upholstery cleaned at the same time, the will add to the price of the overall clean. For the end result and the work that has to be completed, carpet cleaning is an affordable;e service that will leave your carpets looking brand new and will save you a great deal of time and effort to have it completed by a professional.

Here at Zig Zag Carpet Cleaning we offer some of the more affordable prices top with a service and quality that is above the rest. We take an equal amount of time and care into every carpet cleaning job that we undertake to ensure that your carpets look brand new, and any stains, dirt, grime and odors are removed from the carpets completely.

If you live in Adelaide and have any carpets that you would like professional cleaned at your residential home or commercial property, then call Zig Zag Carpet Cleaning today and we will be able to send one of our expert team members over to bring new life back into your carpets and ensure that they are clean and fresh for years to come.

How often should carpets be cleaned?

These should be cleaned at least annually. If you have pets or small children, every six or eight months may be more appropriate. The answer will really come down to what type of carpets you have, how many rooms you have carpets in and how dirty the carpets may be. The more frequently your carpets become dirty, the more often you will have to have them cleaned.

If you are looking for a way to prolong the time between needing to have your carpets professionally cleaned, one of the best ways is to stop people from walking on them when they are wearing shoes, especially if they have been outside with those shoes on. Another way to extend the life of the carpets and time between cleaning is to regularly vacuum them to remove any build up of dirt, grime and stains. Putting down rugs on top of the carpets in certain rooms can help to, as then you will only need to clean the rug and not the carpet itself.

There are many ways to keep your carpets in top condition and we recommend having your carpets professionally steam cleaned at least every 12 months to ensure they stay clean, strong and will last much longer than if you don’t have them steam cleaned. We use state of the art steam cleaning equipment at Zig Zag and can ensure to give you the best possible results that will keep your carpets in amazing condition for many years to come.