Carpets take a lot of abuse on a daily basis. In no time at all, kids, pets, muddy shoes and spills can make new rugs filthy. With the right cleaning methods, flooring can look good for years to come. To keep carpets clean knowledge of the carpet fiber and different cleaning methods is needed.
Light Cleaning and Vacuuming
Just like hardwood flooring, it is recommended that rugs be lightly cleaned daily. This will help maintain appearance and keep dirt from settling into the fabric. A carpet sweeper can be used to remove light lint and dust on the surface. At least once a week a vacuum should be used. Unlike a carpet sweeper, vacuums have suction and contain rotating brushes to remove dirt that has settled below the surface.
For carpet care, remove the furniture from the room and deep vacuum monthly, using the hose to reach into corners. Check the settings for the right pile height of the carpet before vacuuming. The belt, hose, brushes should also be checked regularly to ensure they are operating. Baking soda and commercial room deodorant powders can be sprinkled on the rug before vacuuming to keep the carpet smelling fresh.
One of the most common carpet problems is spills and stains. Red wine, candy, beer, blood, food spills, mud, coffee, tea, grease and ink are just a few of the spills a carpet faces in an active home. For spot cleaning, immediate action is required so the stain does not set.
Excess liquid can be blotted up with a dry paper towel and then a cleaning solution or solvent can be blotted on to remove the stain. A mix of white vinegar and water is also a common housewife trick for spot cleaning.
After applying a product, rinse with water and repeat the process until the stain fades. Cover the area with absorbable towels and heavy object to remove the water from the rug. To remove candle wax heat can be applied. Turn a steam iron on medium, place a towel over the stain and iron the towel to get the heat to work.
We use Host dry cleaning
The dry carpet cleaning method is also simple to do for homeowners. A slightly moist powder is sprinkled over the carpet and worked in. The powder is absorbable, attracting dirt as it dries on the carpet, then it is simply vacuumed away.
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