Get the lowdown on carpet cleaning with these 4 top tips.
Carpets offer a warm and homely touch to your house, so when they get dirty they can really pull down the appearance of your home.
You might be thinking that you could clean your carpets yourself. You might even be considering replacing your carpets, which quite simply is very expensive – you can’t replace a carpet every 12-18 months.
Both options aren’t great if you want to prolong the lifespan of your carpets and rugs cost effectively and for as long as possible.
There’s no need to worry, these top tips will give you a great head start in carpet cleaning.
- Use a doormat
Mats placed outside and inside your house at entrance points can stop you treading dirt into your carpets.
- Remember to vacuum
Your carpets should be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of high traffic. Use a nozzle attachment to clean hard to reach areas, like the edges of carpets.
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- Natural stain relief
Remove wine or grease stains from your carpet by lightly sprinkling the stain with baking soda and dab, adding a little extra if appropriate. Leave soaking until the wine is absorbed, and then vacuum up any residue left.
- Give your carpets the deep clean
A dirty carpet doesn’t just look bad, but it also poses a health risk. Carpets can hold a cluster of allergens, trapping pollen, dust and pet hair that over time will affect the health of you and your family.
Regularly hiring a professional cleaner (every 6-18 months) will reduce allergens, improve your health and help prolong the life of your expensive carpets and upholstery. All carpets, rugs and upholstery are different and are made up of different fibres, so a professional cleaning service is crucial because they’ll know how to the appropriate solution to treat each type of stain.
Nothing can beat a professional cleaning service in removing soiling and stains, which can guarantee a thorough deep clean.