A bit of pressure can go a long way when it comes to getting any carpet cleaning project to be successful. But the pressure that is to be utilized should be checked carefully to see that it is not so hard that it damages the carpet.
Excessive suction from the vacuum can actually cause more damage, without cleaning the carpet properly. The best way to vacuum the carpet is to start at the side of the room opposite the door and work backwards. Don’t rush the process or move the cleaner over the carpet too quickly. You need to give the suction time to work dirt loose from around the depths of the carpet fibres and to suck it out. Doing one pass over the carpet only removes surface dust and leaves behind all the dirt that has been trodden down into the base of the carpet.
The vacuum cleaner may have a brush attachment, but a brush is not really good for carpet, as it tends to tear the fibres out. However, if you are using a powdered cleaner that is sprinkled onto the carpet before vacuuming, a brush –used gently – can help to work soil loose so it can be removed by suction.
Never rub a carpet to remove stains. Rubbing only wears out the fibres so they break off. Gently pressing the area with a damp cloth or a dry paper towel if it is a wet spill, will help soak up the stain so it doesn’t get into the base material of the carpet. Start from the edges of the spill and work your way into the centre so the stain doesn’t spread further.