Carpet cleaning may seem like an intimidating task when one first considers the venture. There are smoothie stains from the smoothies you make every morning for breakfast that your dog seems to enjoy knocking over while getting on the couch, baby food all over the floor from the times that the little guy threw it down after no longer wanting to eat, and of course coffee stains from the rush of getting out of the house in the morning for a gym class and the three year old knocks it down off the stairs on the way out to the car. Carpets attract the toughest stains. It seems to be an insurmountable task.
There are multiple ways one can clean his or her carpet. Using some specific tips can help keep the carpet clean and up to par. In order to do so, it is imperative to keep up with cleaning the stains that happen periodically and vacuum often to keep dust away as much as possible.
One way to prevent excess dirt from ever entering the carpet is to get a door mat at the front of the house. This allows most of the initial dirt and grim to stay at the front door and never even get to the carpet. It can be extremely helpful for people to take their shoes off when they enter the house as well. Then, the dirt from the outside will also never even have a chance of entering the carpet. With that said, keeping the front entrance and door mat clean regularly will help to eliminate the dust and dirt from going to other parts of the house as well.
Because stains are bound to happen, it is best to get them up as soon as they do. If you wait, the harder it will be to remove. If you can get a cloth and something heavy to set on the stain, the cloth can soak up a lot of it for you. It is important not to rub too hard so that the quality of the carpet doesn’t diminish. The best thing to do is to then apply lukewarm water after getting up the majority of the stain.
Steam cleaning is a great way to clean the carpet. You can buy or rent your own cleaner or you can hire people to do it. This can be done bi-yearly or yearly.
If one must use cleaning products on the carpet, it is important to use mild ones. Extremely potent cleaning supplies can really diminish the quality of the carpet. It will also cause the need to replace the carpets quicker. The more tough the chemicals and intense the product, the harder it will be on the material.
Carpet cleaning is an important and often overlooked part of cleaning. Doing a regular vacuum can be good for some time but it is important to do a deep cleaning as well. The dust and dirt that can accumulate in carpets can be extensive. Invest today in good carpet cleaning products and commit to steam cleaning at least once a year for the longevity of your carpets!