Three Handy Carpet Cleaning Tips
Carpet cleaning can be such a chore. Did you know that there are a few things that you can do that will keep your carpets clean and also prolong the life of your carpet. Here are three easy tips to help you and your carpets.
Carpet Cleaning Tip 1
Work out a cleaning schedule for your carpets. This may sound a bit excessive, but in the long run it will help. The schedule should include the jobs you do, such as vacuuming and basic cleaning such as a dry absorbent powder clean that you can do yourself. Vacuuming should be done at least once a week, but can be done daily if required, especially if there are people in the house who suffer from allergies. A dry absorbent powder clean can be done weekly or monthly. A professional deep carpet clean should be done at least once a year, but two or three times a year is much better.
Carpet Cleaning Tip 2
Remove any spills or stains as soon as they happen. The quicker they are attended to, the less chance that they will become permanent marks on your carpet. Have a little carpet stain kit ready, containing a spot remover, cleaning cloths and anything else you may need. Make sure that after cleaning up a spill, that all residue is removed otherwise it may actually attract further dirt, increasing your carpet cleaning problems.
Carpet Cleaning Tip 3
An occasional hand wash of your carpets will also help. If your carpet is not too dirty, but could do with a bit of a spruce up, a hand wash might just keep it in order. The best way to do this is to vacuum the area twice then apply a professional carpet cleaning shampoo. This shampoo will need to be thoroughly rubbed in and the area well agitated with a brush. Then a further two or three vacuums is required to make sure that all residue is completely removed.
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