Three Basic Carpet Cleaning Tips You Should Always Remember
Whether it’s full-on wall-to-wall carpeting, or just the floors, or just rugs, carpets are likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make for your home. Also, as far as investments go, you’ll want to take proper care of them and make them last for as long as possible.
Proper carpet cleaning and maintenance goes a long way in not just making carpets last long, but also, making sure that they age beautifully over the years.
Follow these three basic, yet very effective tips to keep your carpets looking new for years to come.
- Vacuum regularly
This is the most basic and inarguably, the most important step you can take to make sure that your carpet lasts for a very long time.
Sand, soil, and other pollutants from the outside world will go inside your beautiful home and settle into the fibers of your carpet. And, the more traffic your carpet sees, the more damages and looking dull the fibers are left to look like.
Removing such pollutants with a vacuum cleaner is the best way to keep minimize the damage to your carpets.
As a rule of thumb, vacuum frequency should be around once or twice a week. Though, for those with more than two occupants, it’s recommended to vacuum every day or every other day, even if it’s just in the high-traffic areas.
- Remove stains immediately
Spills and stains should be taken care immediately as well. The longer spills and stains are left to sit on the carpet, the harder it is to remove, even for professionals.
Blotting the stain with a clean white towel and rinsing it with water is always the best way to remove stains, without having to risk damaging your carpets.
Other solutions you can try is dabbing a mixture of one part dish detergent with four parts water and onto a white cloth and using it to slowly blot out the stain.
If the stains and spills remain, it’s best to take note of what caused them, how long they’ve been there and call on a professional.
Never attempt to remove stubborn stains yourself, especially if it involves the use of harsh chemicals, as it may do more damage than good.
Also, do not rub stains, as while it may remove the stain, it also causes irreversible damage to the carpet fibers.
- Regular professional cleaning
Having your carpets regularly cleaned by certified professional cleaners is also necessary to keep it looking fresh and clean for years to come.
Carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning once every year or two years, both to maintain the carpet’s cleanliness and look, as well as for warranty purposes. However, doing so much more regularly, such as once every six months, may be more ideal for households with more than two occupants.
Keeping up with the proper care and maintenance of your carpets may not be cheap, but it’s still much cheaper than having to replace it prematurely due to negligence. Also, by making sure that your carpets are well taken care of, you also make sure that your house stays as healthy and as beautiful for as long as you expect!
Bliss Cleaning provides carpet cleaning services in Crawley, carpet cleaning services in Horley, Horsham and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free, no obligation carpet or upholstery cleaning quote.