Regular care of your carpet is essential if you want to keep it beautiful for years to come. With proper cleaning, a well-maintained carpet will retain its looks and should be able to last for 15 years. Maintaining your carpet will also help save you money, as well as the environment. Not having to prematurely replace your carpets will keep them out of the landfills and help keep your money in your wallet.
Proper maintenance of your carpets is not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few easy, straightforward tips to help keep your carpets looking great for years.
It is recommended that you vacuum your carpets twice a week to keep them looking their best. However, if your carpets are subjected to heavy traffic, you may have to vacuum them more often. Make sure you use a good quality vacuum cleaner, vacuuming slowly enough to remove as much dirt as possible.
Treat Stains and Spills Immediately
It is very important to act as quickly as possible to help prevent spills and stains from spreading or penetrating into the carpet fibres. Remember to always blot spills instead of rubbing. Rubbing can wear at the fabric and make the stain more difficult or impossible to remove. Starting from the middle of the spill, use a spoon to scrape up as much of it as you can. You will want to use white paper towels or a neutral-coloured towel to prevent transferring dye from your towels to your carpets, making the problem worse.
A Few Stain Removal Ideas
A little bit dishwashing soap diluted in water will help to remove stains, but be careful–soap can be very difficult to remove from a carpet, resulting in dark spots. Club soda may be a safer alternative and will work wonders for coffee and red wine stains. Also, salt has been proven to be effective for getting rid of mud and wine. If you have pets, Nature’s Miracle is great solution to help get rid of pesky stains and eliminate odours.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Solutions
Many people believe that regular vacuuming is all at that is required to keep their carpets clean. The plain and simple truth is that it is not nearly enough to properly maintain a carpet. Carpets can trap dust and harmful microorganisms that can be hazardous to your health. Hiring a qualified carpet cleaning business will ensure that your carpets are professionally disinfected and thoroughly cleaned, retaining their beauty, and keeping them looking new for years to come.
SaraCares Carpet Cleaning services offers Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland professional and friendly carpet cleaning services, using only environmentally safe, non-toxic cleaning chemicals!