Quick Tips On Keeping Your Carpets Clean

December 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Family Issues

Carpet cleaning is such a pain for some people but if you ask me, it’s one thing that I love to do. With the right techniques and of course the right products, you will never complain about this task EVER again. The key to proper carpet cleaning and maintenance is PREVENTION. As long as you take good care of your carpet, you will be able to save a lot of money from having to purchase expensive cleaning products and new carpet.

If there’s a stain in your carpet don’t rub it harshly and carelessly because this can cause it to smear and may become permanent. This will also weaken the fiber of your carpet causing it to wear out quicker. Who wants to replace carpets every year?

Make sure you remove stains correctly, stains that are not treated well tend to reappear at the surface of your carpet. You think you already cleaned the mess but soon enough you will see that it is making its way to the surface of your carpet or rug again. You can prevent this by covering the stain with a thick cloth and weigh down with something heavy for a couple of hours or better yet overnight. This will allow the cloth to absorb the stain. Try and absorb as much of the liquid as you can.

It\’s always better to clean the stain when it\’s fresh. You can use Isopropyl rubbing alcohol to get rid of the stain quickly. Apply it by pouring some onto a clean towel or other cloth. You can also use paper towels for this task. Make sure you use white. Just blot it until as much stain is removed. Don\’t spread the stain by blotting in different directions.

With or without soil or stains on your carpet, it is very important to vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Keep in mind that carpets wear out mostly because of dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil so frequent vacuuming is a must if you want to keep your carpet at its tiptop condition.

You should give your carpet a good deep cleaning on a regular basis. If you have your own steam cleaner then it\’s a good idea to use it as often as possible, especially if you have pets. If you don\’t have your own steam cleaner then you can either hire a carpet cleaning machine from your local hardware store or supermarket, or hire in a professional to do the cleaning for you. You should get a deep clean done at least every 12 months but ideally every six.

For more information and help on carpet cleaning tips, check out our website at www.carpetcleaning-us.com. We talk about carpet care, and if you don’t want to do the deep cleaning yourself, we’ll tell you about carpet cleaning companies in your local area.


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