Clean your carpet using these helpful tips

vacuuming dirt off a green carpet

Carpeting throughout your home or office gives your space a sense of warmth and comfort. Keeping your carpets clean however can often prove rather challenging, particularly if you’ve chosen pale coloured carpeting that will show up any dirt or marks and those stubborn stains! Letting your carpet go to ruin is such a shame and without the proper cleaning could end up costing you a fortune, not so much when hiring cleaning services, but if you have to rip up your carpeting and replace it! Why not follow these simple tips, which will help you keep your carpets looking clean and like new!

First of all invest in a good, reliable vacuum cleaner! Vacuuming your carpet should be part of your weekly flawless home cleaning regime! Dust and dirt collects so easily in carpeting and regular vacuuming can really benefit you and lessen the hard work for professional cleaners and therefore will also save you on expenses of more systematic shampooing and deep cleaning! Remember that regular vacuuming will also prevent the dust and dirt from seeping deep into your carpet fibres!

Spot carpet cleaning is a necessary evil if you want to eradicate any stubborn stains, before they are really absorbed into your beautiful carpeting. So as soon as you notice a spillage or stain you’ll want to get down on your hand and knees and do some spot cleaning! What does this mean? Blot the liquid – DO NOT RUB, as this will only smear the stain across a larger surface area – then use a soapy cloth to remove the visible spot. Use this method if someone drags mud into your home of office.

Special care is definitely required if you’ve selected to lay down carpet on your floor. One terrific way to keep a carpet clean is to invest in some rugs and place them near entranceways or areas that are frequently crossed, like passageways.

One way to avoid calling in the carpet cleaners is to take preventative measures! Make sure you or your guests don’t drag mud or dirt into the house. Place mats at all doorways or even implement a no-shoe-policy! Food is also a major culprit of dirty carpets. Why not designate eating to the kitchen or dining areas only and that way you’ll avoid any potential accidents of spilling food or drink all over your carpet!

Nasty smells can emanate from your carpet, so to keep bad smells at bay, invest in carpet freshening powder, which can be purchased from your local supermarket in the domestic cleaning isle. Or another great tip is to sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, leave it there for an hour and then vacuum it up!

The most effect form of carpet cleaning is to hire the professionals from a cleaning company. No matter how clean you may think you’re keeping your carpet, the floor will need a deep clean, shampoo or steam clean every six months to a year. By hiring a cleaning service, you can rest assured knowing that your carpet will be given a thorough and deep clean that you can’t accomplish with a regular house-cleaning regime. The professional cleaners will also be able to tackle any hard-to-remove stains and really pick up any dirt, dust or even pet hair that have deeply embedded in your carpeting.

So there you have a list of tips and helpful hints at how to keep your carpet as clean as possible before calling in the professional carpet cleaners. If you want to invest in carpeting, keep in mind the necessary home cleaning requirements that come with it. Nobody likes a dirty, stained carpet!

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