Carpets add to the aesthetic value of the house. Carpet cleaning and maintenance will prolong its lifespan while preserving its beauty. Wearing off results from continuous exposure to stains, dirt, moisture from spills and dust. Here are some tips to help you retain the mint look of your appearance:
Identify and Deal with Stains First
Almost everything that gets in contact with your carpet could leave a stain. Different stains from different sources are handled differently. It is important to remove stains using the right carpet cleaner or stain remover while it is still fresh. Avoid rubbing stains anyhow to prevent spreading.
Vacuum Clean Correctly
Vacuuming often prevents soil buildup and allows the carpet cleaner to suck up all the dirt before it gets to the deeper surface of the carpet. Suction more in areas where more traffic is received and ensure you vacuum multiple times on different angles using the crisscross pattern.
Keep it Fresh
Odor from food and liquid spillages leaves your carpet smelling awful. A home trick to counter this is by using baking soda to sprinkle on the carpet. Doing this after each vacuuming session keeps it fresh all day.
Completely Dry your Carpet
Damp carpets make good breeding places for pests and bacteria that cause diseases. To preserve your health and carpet, ensure it remains dry always. Depending on the material it is made of, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to dry it to prevent damage. Some materials are delicate and specific drying means will compromise their quality.
Deep cleaning all your carpets should be done 3 to 4 times a year in intervals. This should be done by a professional using the necessary carpet cleaners to prevent health problems brought about by allergens. Proper deep cleaning leaves your carpet colors vivid and the fur fluffy.