It goes without saying that all carpets require care and maintenance. Dirty or stinky carpets can make the interior of a room smell and look undesirable. Carpet cleaning should be customary, so let us take you through how to get started!
Some things you should know before you even purchase a carpet, or install it in your home or office include:
- The material and texture of your carpet
- The condition of your carpet
- The foot traffic each area of the carpet gets
Vacuuming your carpet
You probably already own a vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaner for your home or office, and it’s time to put it to good use. The vacuum cleaner is going to be your best friend when it comes to eliminating the loose sediments and dirt that have accumulated in your carpets. Depending on the type of carpet and how much traffic it receives, the frequency of your vacuum cleaning should be adjusted as well.
Before you vacuum, do ensure that you pick all solid objects up from your carpet. Things such as pins, paper clips or tape might damage your vacuum cleaner.
Vacuum your rug slowly and steadily to get out as much dirt as possible. Make one quick pass over low-traffic areas and two slow passes over high-traffic areas. Two slow passes removes dirt that is trapped deep within more effectively as compared to several fast passes.
As a general rule of thumb, it is best to vacuum your carpet thoroughly at least once every week. For areas that receive more foot traffic and are prone to dirt, you can vacuum them on a daily basis.
Spot treatment for your carpet
If your carpet is prone to stains or already has several, it is best to include spot treatment in the cleaning routine. This is a step you can follow to remove that big red stubborn stain after vacuuming your carpets, or before you wash and steam-clean it.
To begin, make sure that the areas that you are treating are damp. You can mix some warm water and vinegar, or use store-bought chemical cleaners for this step. Then, start from cleaning the perimeters of the stain and move inwards.
We recommend using a white cloth so that you can see whether the stain is removed. Refrain from using tough rotation brushes or scrubs as they will damage the texture and integrity of the carpets.
Alternatively, if you wish to free yourself from the hassle of treating stains in carpets, go for stain-resistant materials. While they cannot prevent stains, they make them much easier to clean, especially if treated immediately.
Shampooing your carpet
The next step after treating those stubborn stains would be to give your carpet some deep-cleaning. There are two cleaning methods which you can do this: carpet shampooing or steam-cleaning. This step is crucial in extending the lifespan of any carpet, especially if done consistently.
While you can do this on your own, the process can be rather tedious, and we recommend getting the help of professional cleaning service providers instead. At Superb Cleaning, professional and eco-friendly tools are used in all of our cleaning projects. We do an inspection service before cleaning as well, so that we know which areas to target for the most effective results.
Drying your carpet
Moving on to the last step of the carpet cleaning process – drying them. Before you dry the carpets, remember to check thoroughly to ensure that they are clean and free of any objects (as they might clutter your dryer). Try to squeeze out as much water as you can before putting the carpet in the dryer for a faster drying time. Of course, if you’re engaging a professional service, this step will be done for you too.
Quick tips to keep your carpet clean
In general, carpet cleaning is essential to keeping a room neat, tidy and comfortable for all of its guests. Consistent cleaning routines and good hygiene habits will be sufficient to maintain the spotlessness and extend the lifespan of your carpets.
Don’t wait too long before vacuuming. Just because your carpet is not visibly dirty does not mean that it is not. Dirt and dust pile up underneath its fibers before you start noticing it. Hence, we recommend vacuuming at least once or twice a week.
Always empty your vacuum bag when it is half-full. Using your vacuum cleaner when its vacuum bag is at its full capacity may cut its cleaning efficiency by 50% or more.
For both homes and offices, don’t forget to dedicate an area to store some cleaning supplies. These include your vacuum cleaner, wipes, cleaning clothes, cleaning chemicals and any other tools you might need to assist the clean-up.
A clean carpet goes a long way in making a space more cozy, comfortable and safer for everyone who resides in the space.
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