Keeping your carpets clean can be a rather arduous process –
especially if you have kids running around. They sometimes create more mess
than the family dog! So, we at thought we’d offer our top tips on how to keep
your carpets clean.
Stain on the Carpet? Dab not Rub…
It can be very tempting to try and rub stains to try and get
them out when you are carpet
cleaning, but this should be avoided at all costs. We would recommend that
you dab stains with a suitable cleaning solution. Also, you need to make sure
that the cloth you use is clean. Blotting is able to put just a little amount
of pressure on the stain to soak it up. If you do the opposite and rub, it moves
the stain particles around into the fibres of the carpet, making the stain
worse. For the best effect, make sure that you dab from the outer perimeter of
the stain before moving inwards. If you do it the opposite way, you can spread
the stain that little bit further.
Is Shaving Cream Good For Cleaning a Stain? Or is This an Urban Myth?
Some people swear by the fact that the best carpet cleaner
for general stains is shaving cream or foam. All you have to do is to apply the
shaving cream directly onto the stain and leave it for around half an hour.
After 30 minutes, you will notice that the cream has set. All you need to do
then is to blot the cream away, and with it should come the stain. It is
recommended that you spray the affected area with a solution of 50% water and
50% vinegar afterwards. You will be surprised by the results! Have you tried
this before? If so, did it work for you?
Deep Cleaning Your Carpet
To keep your carpet looking fresh, we would recommend that
you carry out a deep clean of the carpet every 6 months or so. Steam cleaning is
a cleaning procedure that makes use of a cleaning solution under intense pressure
to get right into the fibre of the carpet with the help of water-jet nozzles. The
steam cleaning machine is then able to extract the cleaning solution with all
the dirt that is in the carpet, giving the carpet a new lease of life.
If you would like a deep clean of your carpet, why not
contact Clean Carpets.
Last modified: February 26, 2019