The reasons for establishing a schedule for cleaning your carpets are many. Allergens abound in our environment, and many people are very allergic to dust and dirt; therefore, it’s imperative to remove dirt and dust frequently. So if that is you, then do not forget to vacuum several times per week, and then shampoo at least twice a year. Our report will present to you some of the many ideas and tips for keeping your carpets clean and healthy.
The very first habit you need to develop is to vacuum your carpets every week. Weekly vacuuming is the least you should do. What else you add to your routine will depend on your personal circumstances. It’s obvious that, if you vacuum on a regular schedule, you will keep your carpets free of the dirt that accumulates, even if you can’t see it. The more time between vacuuming, the more time all that dirt is rubbed into your carpet pile. That is really what you want to prevent because that makes the dirt even harder to remove. If you have high traffic areas, then you could even vacuum that once per day, but that is just spot vacuuming and will help.
There are a lot of ways to perform carpet cleaning, and some methods are more effective than others. One method you will find very easily is steam cleaning your carpeting.
While this can be an effective alternative if you do not want to use shampoos or chemicals, it needs to be done properly. One very important step is making sure that all the moisture is removed from the carpeting when you are finished cleaning. As you are no doubt aware, the steam – as it cools – condenses into water that settles into the pile of your carpet. When you finish cleaning, therefore, you have to make sure this water is removed from your carpet. Mold can grow in your carpet if all of the water isn’t removed. This is bad and will not only cause health problems, but your carpet will probably have to be replaced.
You will have a difficult time keeping lighter colored carpets clean for obvious reasons. Realistically, it can be harder to remove drink and food stains than pet stains. The one stain always seen in TV commercials is red wine stain on a light carpet Unfortunately, other stains – especially if they are tomato based – are even harder to remove even if you start the clean up immediately. Search for an enzyme based food stain remover. They are available the same as the ones for pet stains. It would be a good idea to have it in case of a food spill.
Keeping your carpets clean is just a matter of common sense. Pay attention to your carpets and see what they need. It’s true, cleaning carpets is not the most exciting subject; however, if you want to extend the life of your carpets and protect your health, you will take the time to set up a cleaning routine. A thorough weekly vacuuming is the first line of defense, and most efficient way, to keep your carpets clean.