Carpet Not Getting Clean? Signs Your Carpet Cleaner Needs Repairs

When it comes to maintaining a clean and sanitary home, you don't want to forget about your carpeting. You might not realize this, but the carpeting in your home can harbor germs, bacteria, and odors. Vacuuming your carpet will help to keep some of the dirt and dander away. But, to get the job done right, you need to clean your carpets several times a year. If you've purchased a carpet cleaner, you need to keep it in good repair. Unfortunately, with continued use, your carpet cleaner can break down. When that happens, you need to have it repaired. Here are four signs that your carpet cleaner needs to be repaired. 

No Power

If your carpet cleaner has lost power, you'll need to check it out as quickly as possible. Loss of power can be caused by a couple of things. The first thing you should do is inspect the power cord. Damaged power cords can cause power to get cut off to the cleaner. Some things to look for include exposed wires, or loose power connections. If the power cord is damaged, you'll need to take it in for repairs. 

Poor Suction

If your carpet cleaner has lost suction, it's not going to be as effective as it should be. First, a loss of suction will prevent your cleaner from pulling dirt and dander out of the fibers. Second, if your carpet cleaner doesn't have adequate suction, it can't express water and cleaner from the fibers. If your carpet cleaner no longer has adequate suction, you'll need to inspect several areas. Start by looking inside the nozzle for clogs. Next, make sure the attachments are connected properly. Finally, check the gasket. If the gasket is broken, you'll need to have it replaced. 

Lack of Roller Movement

If the roller brush on your carpet cleaner isn't moving, you'll want to inspect the belt. If there's a problem with the belt, the roller brush won't move. Unfortunately, without a moving roller brush, your carpet cleaner won't function. To inspect the belt, unplug the cleaner and remove the roller brush cover. If the belt is damaged or broken, you'll need to have it replaced right away. 

Loss of Steam

Finally, if your carpet cleaner is no longer producing steam or the solution sprayer isn't working, inspect the tank. If you can't see any visible problems with the tank, be sure to schedule repairs. Your carpet cleaner may have a broken tank seal or trigger.

If your carpet cleaner seems like it's been struggling, consider talking to a carpet cleaner repair service today.