It is essential to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for proper care and cleaning of your carpet. We have provided a general guide on how to maintain and clean your carpet, but make sure to always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions first.
The three basic steps for keeping your carpet in top shape are outlined below.
It is important to regularly vacuum and have a professional cleaning done periodically, as well as quickly clean up any spills that occur.
Regular Cleaning With A Vacuuming
Regular vacuuming is not only beneficial for the health of your family, but also your carpet’s life and longevity. Frequent vacuuming removes dirt and soil that would otherwise grind at the carpet fibres and cause premature damage.
Households with a lot of foot traffic, young children, or pets should vacuum twice a week. Quieter homes may only need to vacuum once a week.
Plain upright suction vacuum cleaners are powerful and effective tools for quickly and thoroughly cleaning carpets, rugs, and hard floors.
When using a turbo or revolving head vacuum cleaner, be aware. It may cause the carpet to become frizzy. This is especially the case if the carpet is made of wool, looped, textured, or patterned.
Carpets with long, thick fibers may require special vacuum cleaners or accessories to make cleaning easier.
Regular Professional Cleans
Regular vacuuming helps maintain carpets. To make them look new again and remove dirt and stains, however, a deep clean is necessary every now and then.
It is recommended to have carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The frequency of cleaning depends on the type of carpet. This may even be a requirement of the carpet’s warranty.
Keep Ontop Of Spills
To handle spills, it is important to act quickly. Do not scrub the spill. Blot it instead to remove as much as possible. Then, use a clean white cloth or paper towel to absorb any remaining residue.
When blotting, be sure to start at the edge of the carpet and move towards the center to avoid the spill from spreading. It is important to avoid scrubbing.
Sticky substances can quickly pull in dirt from regular foot traffic, resulting in discoloration that may look like a stain. If spills aren’t properly cleaned up with a detergent and wiped away with clean water, this can also cause a stain-like appearance. To prevent this, it is important to rinse the area with water and blot it dry once the spill is taken care of. Wool carpets should be kept dry as well.