When you have carpets, you’re going to need to work to keep them clean. The more people you have in your family, the tougher that challenge is going to be.
Maintaining carpets requires more than just vacuuming on a regular basis. It requires regular care and keeping up with stains. That could also prove to be challenging if you have kids who prefer to hide any potential stains they cause.
Here are 5 things you could learn from a carpet cleaning professional that will help you increase the life of your carpets.
1. Vacuuming is just one part of the equation. When you run a vacuum cleaner over your carpets, you’re not getting up all of the dirt. It’s an important process, though, but you should remember that regular shampooing and washing is still necessary if you want healthy, clean carpets throughout the year.
2. Pets wreak havoc on carpeting. Unless you have a furless pet, you’re going to be chasing your tail with regard to keeping those carpets clean. The more pets you have, the more cleaning you should do and that includes on the furniture.
3. Never rub stains out. Blot. The moment that a homeowner tries to scrub a stain in their carpet is the moment when they begin to force that stain even deeper. If you spill wine, juice, or even if the dog wet the carpet, blot with dry paper towels then set out to get the stain out.
4. Always check any carpet cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area first. Even though you may assume that a cleaning solution is ‘safe for all carpets,’ that doesn’t mean it is. Always try it on a portion of the carpeting that is out of view. If it’s truly safe, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If it’s stains or fades the carpet, you won’t notice and you’ll have learned a valuable lesson.
5. Even the dirtiest of carpets can be cleaned. If your carpets are only a few years old but look as though they were around when the Titanic sailed, a professional carpet cleaning company can do wonders to restore the look and luster of your carpets. Twice a year professional cleaning is ideal, but once a year is still far better than none.