Carpets experience a lot of wear and tear, especially with kids. This can easily be spoiled with stains, discoloring, and traffic lanes that may ultimately damage it.
But here’s some good news for you. With regular cleaning and proper care, carpets can retain that new look, feel and smell. So are you ready to begin?
Let’s get it on.
Vacuum regularly but not too frequently
How often should you vacuum your carpet? Here are some pointers:
Little foot traffic : once every two weeks
Medium foot traffic: once every week
Heavy foot traffic : two to three times per week
In some cases, carpets are required to be vacuumed every day. This is to prevent dust, debris, and stains from setting in deep into the carpet’s fibres. So, it’s easier to keep it clean.
Clean spills immediately
The next thing you need to do to keep your carpet clean is to clean spills immediately. This applies to these kinds of stains:
- Pet (urine and feces)
When you see spills and stains like this, immediately get a paper towel and gently blot the affected surface before it sets deeply into your carpet. A bit of caution, DON’T BE TEMPTED TO RUB IT. Rubbing the stain will only cause the stain to go deeper. Rather, call a professional carpet stain removal expert to handle the rest of the cleaning for you.
Avoid chemical cleaners
Harsh chemicals are dangerous. So avoid using these when cleaning your carpet, especially if you have pets or kids. They can easily inhale these chemicals and pose health risks to the family. Moreover, these synthetic cleaners can also damage the microfibres of the carpet, which may result in its early deterioration.
So what option should you use?
A trusted mixture is that of white vinegar and baking soda. Use it on your carpet stain as an initial solution. Nevertheless, leave the rest to a professional cleaner for them to deeply clean the carpet for you.
Remove pet odours
Getting rid of pet odours on your carpet is a nightmare for many. But do you know that the simplest trick you can do to eliminate your pet’s odours is to sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it set in overnight. This will loosen your pet’s hair and absorb the bad smell. The following day, vacuum your carpet and you’ll be surprised how it can easily remove the dirt including the baking soda. This will make your carpet fresh and clean once again.
Implement a NO SHOE POLICY
Another way of keeping your carpets clean for a longer time is to use a NO shoe policy. This is a major deterrent for your kids to accidentally bring mud and dirt on your carpet. The same goes well for your guests.
Just take note that this is completely optional and will depend on you. If you don’t want to look like a “ clean freak “ or you just don’t want to bother guests from removing their shoes, then you just need to clean your carpet more often than what is recommended.
Ask a professional carpet cleaner for regular maintenance
Professional carpet cleaners have the right knowledge, skills, and tools to give your carpet the optimum cleaning without causing damage to it. They have modern tools and advanced methods to safely and quickly remove stubborn dirt on your carpets. This includes specialised equipment that can condition and deodorise your carpet. So, to keep your carpet clean and look great for a longer time, book a professional carpet cleaning service today. Let’s talk.
Keeping your carpet clean can be time-consuming. It may also take a lot of effort. To ensure it gets the proper care and attention, hire a professional carpet cleaner in Toowoomba to thoroughly clean it at least twice a year, depending on the level of foot traffic in your home.
We are a Certified Woolsafe Provider and Woolsafe Fibre Care Specialist. We are also a Certified Clean Seal Provider and Clean Seal fibre Care Specialist. Moreover, we are an IICRC certified firm and Don Adikari is IICRC Master Textile Cleaner.