Keeping your carpets clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your home or office and these tips will help you keep it fresh, clean and long-lasting.
Regular vacuuming, at least once a week, is imperative to the life and beauty of your carpet. However, heavy traffic areas need to be vacuumed more regularly.
Spots and stains can happen anywhere and anytime, but the most important thing you can do is treat the stain as soon as it happens. This will dramatically reduce the chance of the spot or stain resoiling.
You may know deep cleaning by a number of different names, but it is vital to the life of carpet. It is recommended to have a deep cleaning every 12-18 months to refresh carpet and remove the deepest dirt. However, make sure your “deep cleaning” does not involve large amounts of water or solution. This drenches your carpets with gallons of water and harsh cleaners.
Traditional steam cleaning saturates your carpet with an excessive amount of water filled with soaps and detergents. So you’re left with wet carpets for 1-2 days, which creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria. Plus the soapy residue left behind attracts dirt and causes your carpets to get dirty much faster.
Proper care will help to retain the luster and beauty of your carpet.