To help with spot cleaning a dried stain, vacuum the area(s) from all four directions. This helps remove the stain from the fibers. After this, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for spot cleaning a stain.
If you live in an area with sandy soil, you should vacuum more frequently. The sand particles sink to the bottom of the carpet and act like glass, cutting through the carpet fibers and speeding up its deterioration.
Sun can damage carpet. If you have carpet that receives full sun for the majority of the day, consider installing draperies or sheers to help lessen the impact. Window tinting will also help prevent fading.
If you want to clean your carpets and rugs without using potentially harmful chemicals, you should ask a professional about chemical-free cleaning solutions. These use ingredients such as sea kelp, distilled water, and vinegar to clean your carpets and are completely safe for the environment.
Did you know that the Carpet and Rug Institute recommends cleaning your carpets professionally at least once every 12 to 18 months? This includes deep cleaning them to maintain their look, feel, and quality.
When you change your vacuum cleaner’s bag, take a minute to look inside for loose carpet fibers. If you see clumps of the material, your cleaner is not cleaning deeply enough. Consider changing to a more powerful vacuum cleaner.
One of the easiest ways to prevent the amount of dirt and debris that collects on your carpets is to take your shoes off before walking on your carpet. You should also vacuum at least once a week to keep them looking their best.
One of the best ways to give your carpet a deep cleaning is to steam clean it. This is also known as hot water extraction and involves using a mixture of hot water and detergent to remove dirt and debris from your carpets.
If you are using petroleum based carpet or upholstery cleaners, make sure to follow the instructions regarding proper ventilation, and DO NOT smoke while using the product.