Thursday, April 28, 2011

Basic Carpet Cleaning Tips

Regular carpet cleaning and dealing with stains and spills as soon as they occur can extend your carpet's life. Putting off this can cause permanent damage of the carpet. Here are some useful tips how to keep your carpet looking fresh and new for a long time. 
 
1. Ask everyone to take off their shoes when entering your home. This way you will reduce the amount of dust, dirt and grime, that your shoes accumulate over the day, that enters your home. 

2. Through vacuuming you can keep the dust and dirt away from your carpet. When cleaning a pile carpet use a vacuum cleaner with a rotating beater bar. For a berber carpet you should only use a vacuum with suction, otherwise you can cause fuzzing and damage the loops. 

3. You should vacuum your carpet at least once a week, and twice or more if you have pets and children. Remember that you should regularly empty the vacuum cleaner’s bag. Once the bag is full its effectiveness is reduced. 
 
4. You can clean your carpet using steam cleaning machine. Ensure that you know the type of the stain and the fabric which the carpet is made of. You should have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year, this will improve its appearance. 
 
5. Stains and spills can cause general damage to your carpet and they also attract dirt. You should clean them by using the least aggressive method. First, you need to blot up the spot with a towel or cloth. Be careful with the cleaning solutions, some of them can damage or cause fading on some carpets. You should not scrub the spills, otherwise you will push the stain deeper into the carpet. 

Unfortunately carpet cleaning is not this simple. You can hire one of the many carpet cleaning London companies to do the job for you.

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