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Maintenance and care of your carpet
Carpet in your home is one of the great ways that you can improve the feel and look of your home. This is due to the fact that carpets can bring class, elegance and comfort making each room appealing. But having a carpet is also a big responsibility. Carpet is not cheap, and this is why extra care must be taken in carpet cleaning in order to maintain its condition and look.
The majority of homeowners have carpet in their homes, but they do not really understand or know how to treat or maintain it successfully. This may be bothersome as you might end up with mishandled carpet or in worse situations actually damage it when getting it cleaned. If you want to understand how to maintain your carpet correctly, here are some of the uncomplicated steps that need to be remembered about carpet cleaning.
Vacuum thoroughly, as vacuuming is an activity that is essential to keeping and maintaining a healthy carpet. This is due to the fact that vacuuming helps you to resolve the most common cleaning problems that plague carpets such as dirt, dust and other undesirable particles getting grounded into the fibers of the carpet. Thoroughly vacuuming will make certain that the carpet is clean, spotless and dirt and dust free which can not only make it look filthy and ugly but also can pose a problem to its condition and quality. Carpet cleaning 2 to 3 times each week with a good vacuum cleaner is a must.
When vacuuming, pay close attention to those areas where individuals sit and move their feet as well as traffic areas by using a crisscross pattern of strokes that are overlapping. Soil retardants also need to be applied to newly cleaned carpets in those high traffic areas. Soil retardants should only be applied with equipment that is professional using manufacturers’ advice. This could be another step that is left up to the professional carpet cleaning when it is done during the year.
To fight any odors you can add baking soda to the bag in the vacuum cleaner. As for spills and spots they are going to happen to every carpet and may be hard to remove.
To clean spills or spots take the following steps; scrape up or blot the area before applying any cleaning solution removing as much of the spill as you can. Before applying any solution, test the carpet in a place that is out of the way to ensure that it does not get damaged or discolored. After applying spot cleaning, start working from the outside toward the inside to avoid the spot spreading. Then blot up any moisture. Use a clean white towel for drying the carpet and then brush the nap of the carpet back up to a standing position.
For professional cleaning you can call Carpet Cleaning Massey for all your carpet cleaning needs.