If you follow the below 10 carpet cleaning tips from Ménage Total the carpet will look new and it will also help protect the fibers from wear and tear and extend the lifespan of the carpet.
Regular vacuuming not only keeps your carpets looking clean. It will also remove dust, dirt, and soil that will destroy the carpet fibers.
Deal with spills quickly
If you don’t have a homemade stain remover to hand, then place some paper towels over the stain and…
Blot, don’t rub
If there is anything that has the potential to make a stain even more difficult to remove, it is rubbing it. Vigorously rubbing a stain also increases the chances of spreading the stain into the surrounding carpet fibers.
Remove candle wax with the heat
Candle wax can be the cause of much tearing out of hair! Some customers have even hacked and snipped away at the wax and carpet with scissors in order to remove brightly colored candle wax. There really is no need. Simply take a blunt knife and slide it under the wax and remove as many waxes will easily come away. Then put a couple of paper towels on top of the remaining wax and, using an iron, run the iron over the spot (covered by the towels). The wax should come away and transfer to the cloths.
There are many ways of making your own stain remover. Some possible ingredients include baking powder and white vinegar. Some professional carpet cleaning companies sell their own general purpose stain removers and these are usually safe and very effective. Whatever you do, please do not use supermarket bought stain removers. They are responsible for ruining so many carpets and sofas.
If you insist on hiring a rental machine, be very careful not to over-wet your carpets. Use as little water as possible and ensure your house is adequately ventilated. Saturated carpets can shrink and cause some pretty horrible odors due to the growth of mold.
Buy good quality mats for your outside doors. It may sound a simple and obvious tip, but it makes a huge difference to keeping your carpets clean and ensuring they last far longer.
Synthetic carpets are more forgiving than wool or oriental carpets and rugs. If you have a wool based carpet, never attempt to self-clean use a professional cleaning service company to clean the carpet.
Professional carpet cleaning extends the life of quality carpets and ultimately saves you money. It also keeps your carpets looking beautifully clean if carried out regularly. More importantly, it helps to improve the health of your home and reduce allergens.
Premium quality carpet protection helps protect your flooring from stains and spills and ensures common stains are easier to remove. It also helps prevent dry soil from bonding to the fibers and causing permanent damage. I would recommend the carpet protector if you have carpet in a particular area that is exposed to high traffic such as hallways and stairs.