A carpet that is properly cleaned and maintained will last two times more than a carpet that is not. In this blog post we will discuss how you can keep your carpet clean until our team of professionals come to do a general and excellent professional carpet cleaning service for you.
Tip #1 Deal With Spills Immediately
Deal with spills straight away. Do not wait for accidental spills to become stains in your carpet. You can place some kitchen wipes immediately on the spill to prevent it from soaking. Do not rub the wipes on the spill as it will spoil the carpet further.
Tip#2 Use Mats Inside And Outside
Use water absorbent mats indoors and outdoors to wick off moisture before it gets in contact with the carpet.
Tip#3 Use The Right Procedure To Vacuum
Set your vacuum cleaner at the right height. If your vacuum is set too low, you can damage the carpet. You are also likely to damage the vacuum’s roller brush and the drive belt of the vacuum. If the vacuum is also set too high, then you won’t pick any dirt at all. To be able to set the vacuum at the ideal height, raise the vacuum to the highest setting, turn it on and lower it until you can feel the vacuum, trying to tug itself forward.
It is important that you vacuum up any surface debris before you wash your carpets. This will make washing your carpets and easier job and will stop your carpet washer from getting all clogged up.
Tip #4 Use The Right Cleaning Solution
Do not give in to the temptation to want to use a different than recommended cleaning agent for your for carpet cleaning. This could damage your carpet. It is important that you stick to the recommended cleaning solution.
Tip #5 Start With A Small Area
It is advisable to start cleaning a small area of your carpet first before doing the whole thing.
Tip #6 Vacuuming The Carpet The Right Way
As we have stated earlier on vacuuming your carpet frequently prolongs the life span of your carpet. Vacuuming prevents the build-up of gritty particles that can cut the fibres of the carpet. To vacuum your carpet from wall to wall, it is advisable that divide the carpet into quadrants. By doing so, you can spend time vacuuming one quadrant very well before moving on to the next quadrant. Moreover, you will not be overwhelmed with the size of the carpet you will have to vacuum. This will help you remove dirt that is embedded in the carpet very well.
It is important that you pay attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Vacuum this are with heavy traffic with a criss-cross pattern of overlapping strokes. You can add soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odours.
Treating Special Carpet Problems
It is sometimes difficult to treat carpets that are burnt, stained or discoloured. Usually, people chose to move a big furniture over the bad part of the carpet and forget about it. These can help you mask the spots or burns in your carpet.
- You can use a spot remover to cover up any discolouration in your carpet. If the spot remover you use alters the colour of your carpet, try touching up small places with artists’ acrylic paint. You can use a felt-tip marker or a permanent-ink marker of the appropriate colour to colour the soiled part of the carpet.
- Steaming can be used to raise areas of depression left in a carpet by heavy furniture. You can do this by holding a steam iron close enough for steam to reach the carpet; do not let the iron touch the fibres of the carpet, especially if the carpet is synthetic. This is because a synthetic carpet could melt.
- Do not pull out a thread if the carpet thread is loose, snip into level with pliers.
- To repair a large carpet burn, cut out the damaged area and substitute it with a patch identical in size, shape and colour. Glue it to the opening part of the carpet. Secure the new piece of carpeting with a double-sided carpet tape or latex adhesive.
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