Cleaning and Maintaining the Quality of a Carpet

Carpets provide comfort and add aesthetic value to a home. There are a significant number of people who prefers carpeted floors, which feels softer and warmer, over uncarpeted ones. In comparison, the texture of a carpeted floor makes it feel more relaxing and welcoming than the hard surface of flooring that has none. Aside from comfort, it can also complement the design of a home. Different colors and textures may be chosen to match it with the style of the room. However, despite its great visual and tactile contribution to the experience inside a room, carpets need to be cleaned regularly to maintain its quality, color and texture. Cleaning and proper maintenance can also lengthen the life span of the carpet. There are a lot of professional cleaning companies you can hire that offers carpet cleaning services. Also, there are methods you may conduct on your own to keep your carpet clean.

The habit of taking your shoes off and even asking your visitors to do the same before entering the house can go a long way in keeping the carpet clean for a longer period. This reduces the amount of dirt and debris that comes in contact with the carpet. It is also a good practice to keep dirt and other particles from being grounded further into the carpet. A vacuum cleaner should be used at least once a week, or if possible, once a day. The frequency depends on many factors such as the traffic inside the house. Using the vacuum cleaner to remove dirt from your carpet is efficient because it can remove even the small pieces of dirt such as leaves, grass, pollen, dander, soil and food that may have come from outside and have been stuck on the fabric.

Spilling fluids and staining the carpet is hard to avoid. If this happens, a mixture of dish soap and hot water can be used to remove the stains especially if it has not dried yet. You just have to dab on the stained part of the carpet with a clean towel soaked with the water mixture. If this is not enough to clean it, there are other commercially available products that may be purchased to remove the spilled fluid or food. However, it is important to test the cleaning product on a small inconspicuous area of the carpet to see if discoloration would occur.

Regular carpet cleaning must be made at least once a year, or in some cases, twice a year. An inexpensive method of doing this would be renting a carpet cleaning tool or machine and conducting the clean up by yourself. There are guides and instructions included with the machine. Be sure to read and follow this. It is also important to use the shampoo or cleaning solution that is appropriate for the cleaning machine.