Carpets are a real treat underfoot and while they add a lovely cozy feel to a room, they certainly need more maintenance than hard floors. Whether you have awkward teenagers, pets or just a regular group of friends visiting, carpets are the first to bear the brunt of foot traffic through our homes. We’ll share the basic steps of Brooklyn Carpet Cleaning and offer some tips and tricks to help make this job easier and keep carpets clean for longer.
Investing in a high performance hoover is a great way to keep up with daily dust and dirt, but a more thorough cleaning is needed to tackle stains, spills and embedded dirt. Bison recommends deep cleaning your carpets twice a year, or more frequently if you have pets or children.
Allergy sufferers will also benefit from a deep carpet cleaning. According to Allergy UK, vacuuming alone does not remove dust mites from carpets, which can trigger allergic reactions such as asthma and eczema.
What is the best way to clean your carpets yourself?
Invest in one of GREEN CHOICE CARPET CLEANING COMPANY NY top of the range carpet cleaners and use it every three to six months to give your carpets a thorough cleaning. Choose a good quality carpet shampoo which includes a stain inhibitor to help prevent future stains. Always allow the room to air out and let the carpet dry thoroughly before replacing the furniture.
If you don’t have many carpets, or if you are short of space, hire a carpet cleaning machine. Carpet doctors can be hired from many high street shops.
How can I get rid of indentations in my carpet?
Anyone who likes to rearrange their furniture will be no stranger to the stubborn indentations left by heavy objects. To remove these indentations, simply place an ice cube on the affected area and allow it to melt slightly, the moisture will then restore the carpet pile.
How do I treat stains on my carpet?
Certain stains, such as chocolate and mud, should be treated after the stain has dried and you can pick out the dried debris or vacuum it away. However, foods like ketchup, coffee, tea and red wine should be removed when wet. Spills should be handled with care – over-scrubbing may allow the spill to get further into the carpet fibers and make the stain worse. If you have a carpet cleaning machine, use it to vacuum up the liquid straight away.
For one-off spills and stains, a good spot cleaner can work wonders. Avoid letting your carpet get too wet – any dye from the underlay or backing material may bleed through. Dry the spot-treated areas with a clean, lint-free cloth and use a cool hairdryer, or let them dry naturally.
Please note that spot cleaning stains on old carpets may leave lighter spots, which means you will have to clean the whole carpet.
If you plan to treat the whole carpet with a carpet cleaner, you may want to use a pre-treatment first on the heavily stained areas. This will help to transfer the stain from underneath and make it ready to be lifted by the carpet cleaner.
When should I call in a professional to clean my carpet?
If you have very expensive carpets or stains that cannot be transferred, it may be time to call in the professionals. The Green Choice Carpet Cleaning Association is the best place to find professionally trained and insured carpet cleaners in your area.