Lots of people ask us how to take the best care of their carpet. Here are some simple tips you can follow to make sure your carpet stays clean and looking fresh for years.
It goes without saying that regular vacuuming is an essential part of keeping your carpets clean and in good condition. Vacuuming is great for removing surface dirt, pet hair, fluff and other muck. Getting excessive sand and dirt out of your carpet doesn’t only keep your house looking cleaner it will also prevent damage to the fibres of your carpet. Once carpet fibres are damaged your carpet will actually stain more easily and will also be harder to clean. Regular vacuuming with a quality vacuum cleaner means longer lasting carpets as well as minimal dust levels.
Always attend to spills and stains as soon as they occur. Spills should be cleaned from the outside in, so that you don’t spread the stain further. Also make sure that the carpet is completely dry after cleaning. Any remaining residue will attract more dirt so be sure to remove all traces.
Strategically placed rugs in your home or office will also help reduce the frequency of carpet cleans as well as rapid wearing. Placing mats outside and inside all entrances helps to catch excess dirt from shoes and feet and rugs in higher traffic areas will help to reduce the spread of dirt around the house and onto carpets.
While the simple tips above are vital, proper care of your carpets involves more than just regular vacuuming and spot cleaning. Carpet absorbs more than just dirt and dust. It also absorbs oil and debris. Oils can come from cooking vapours, feet and pets to name just a few. To remove deeper soiling, a profession clean of your carpets should be done regularly. The frequency will depend on how much traffic your carpets get. Proper carpet cleaning ensures that an oily film does not build up and start to discolour your carpets. Hiring experienced, professional carpet cleaners is important to ensure that the best type of cleaning for your carpet is used. They will also have all of the right machinery to get the job done effectively.