Houseproud’s Best Carpet Cleaning Hints
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Carpets do not come cheap, so you want them to last as long as possible.
Whether you have a thick shag rug or a practical family Berber style carpet, chances are you'll need to clean your carpet. Vacuuming is perfect for getting off surface dirt, pet hair, and other fluff and soil – but if you really want to get rid of ground-in dirt and other stains, professional carpet cleaning is the only way to accomplish what you're looking for. Many people will offer you advice as to how to clean your carpet, from the manufacturer of the rug itself to carpet cleaning companies.
Carpet cleaning is an important part of keeping your home clean and fresh. Getting rid of stains and other unwanted materials on your rug is also necessary. By making sure that your carpet isn't trapping any unwanted dirt or odors, you can be sure to have a home that feels and looks beautiful for your family and guests.
The first home carpet cleaning tip is to vacuum. Even if you think that you're vacuuming enough, vacuum more frequently. This will help to remove soil, hair and other particles from your carpet, and keep the surface of the carpet clean. Along with vacuuming, take your shoes off when you enter your home, and leave them at the door. That way, you won't be tracking mud, dirt and other things that have collected on your shoes onto the carpet. It will make your vacuuming job much easier, and you won't have to worry about rubbing dirt further into the carpet by walking all over in your shoes.
A second home carpet cleaning tip is to not use liquid shampoos to clean your carpet. Liquid shampoos, such as those used in home carpet cleaning machines, can collect in your carpet – and then they act as a collection spot for more dirt and grime. Houseproud recommends you use a professional Carpet Cleaner to avoid any problems and help you extend the life of your carpet and rugs.
Finally, a good home carpet cleaning tip is to keep a few items on hand that are good for getting rid of stains in your carpet. Soda water soaked on a cloth and lightly dabbed on to food and red wine stains, is very effective at removing stains and is cheap and easy to use. We recommend you keep some baking soda in your pantry; a solution made with this can get rid of pet stains. Keeping your carpet clean takes some work, but with good care, your carpet can last you for decades.