Good carpets are designed to last. However, for them to serve you for long, you need to care of them in the right manner. There are many benefits to vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis, as well as deep cleaning and removing stains.
The most essential one is that you extend your carpets life. Soil and dirt particles weaken carpet fibers, while regular cleaning gives the carpet a fresh look and goes a long way in improving the neatness of the room.
You also remove germs and allergens that can aggravate certain conditions, including asthma and allergies. Carpet shampoo and other detergents also improve the freshness of a room, making it smell better.
Grit and dirt damage the fiber of the carpet. Carpet sweepers can help remove surface dirt, but this is not enough. It is recommended that carpets be vacuumed at least once every week. This of course depends on the level of foot traffic. If you have pets or kids, you might need to vacuum often and deep clean your rugs using safe, non-toxic products. In addition, ensure that you empty the vacuum bags regularly.
Vacuum cleaning machines are not all equal. There are several factors you need to consider when buying one. The vacuum you choose should have dual motors, one motor takes care of suction while the other one comes with a beater to help loosen the dirt. Ensure that you get the correct brush height depending on your carpet and what you will be comfortable with. It is advisable to go for a beater bar, as this will loosen the dirt in your rugs better than a canister vacuum. Your vacuum should also have both a bottom and top loading bag. It is important to note that thick loop carpets can easily get damaged by vacuum brushes. Carpet manufacturers’ instructions needs to be followed. If your carpet is delicate, you can opt for a suction-only vacuum.
Carpets ought to be deep cleaned using hot water extraction at least twice a year. Steam cleaning basically involves spraying a solution of water mixed with detergent onto your rugs and mats. Spraying should be done at high pressure for the best results. Most carpets will come with instructions on how to deep clean. This should be written on the warranty or instructions page.
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You may lack the time and equipment to conduct a thorough cleaning on your carpet. Fortunately, you can take advantage of professional carpet cleaning. For starters, determine the type of services you need (furniture moving, stair cleaning, stain proofing or special treatment). If you have not used a professional cleaner before, seek recommendations from your friends.
Choose professionals who have been in the business for a reasonable period of time. Make sure the cleaning company carries liability and worker’s compensation insurance.