Carpet cleaning and maintenance at home

2017-04-17

Buying a carpet for your home not only helps protect your floor, but it also adds to the design of the room you place it in. It adds to the atmosphere and the feeling of cosiness. However, carpets are often subject to dust, dirt, filth, stains and other things when they get stepped on. This can make your carpet looks over-used and dirty. Because of this, it is important to take good care of your carpet regularly.

If your rug is not valuable enough to have it cleaned professionally and want to do it yourself, here are some tips which you can use:

1. Move all your furniture – To give your carpet a thorough cleaning, it is essential to move your furniture off the carpet to reach dusty areas underneath them.

2. Hoover your carpet – Thoroughly hoover your carpet to remove dust, clumps of hair, pieces of paper and other larger particles which can be hard to clean with carpet cleaning solution alone. This will make your efforts much more effective.

3. Get the right carpet cleaning detergent – There are different cleaning agents that are suited for specific types of fibres. If you have a carpet made up of natural fibres like wool, cotton or silk, then it would be best to ask which type of solution would work best with it.

4. Get a cleaning machine that works for you – There are a number of different cleaning systems that are being offered for sale or for rent. These cleaning systems though are usually less effective than off-site cleaning.

5. Don’t get the carpet too wet – When cleaning your carpet with water and detergent, make sure that you use just enough for your carpet. Don’t pour too much and get your carpet excessively soaked, because this can cause damage to your carpet and your hardwood floor.

6. Rinse with water – After putting the cleaning solution on your carpet, you should make sure that you rinse it with water as much as possible. This can prevent chemical residues that could damage your carpet from being left behind once your carpet dries up as chemical residues will attract even more dirt.

7. Don’t rub too hard – If you want to rub some stains on your carpet to get it clean, avoid doing it vigorously or doing too much. It can leave the carpet with a fuzzy appearance or worse, it can damage that particular area on your carpet.

8. Use the right stain removing agent – If you need to deal with carpet stains and spots, make sure that you have the right chemical or solution for it. There are some solutions that can be found in your home to treat different kinds of stains. However, if you don’t have one, then you can easily get a stain remover that can be used to remove or fade the stain.

9. Make sure to dry your carpet quickly – It is always recommended to quickly dry your carpet. Moisture can easily attract bacteria and other microorganisms, as well as dirt and other dust particles. You can shorten the drying time if the cleaning machine that you have can suck out the moisture from your carpet, or by using a fan to dry it. If possible, try to leave doors and windows open to allow better ventilation.

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