When you get your carpet professionally cleaned, keeping it clean becomes a potential issue.
Consider these tips to keep your carpet clean after a professional carpet cleaning.
Wait Before Walking
Never walk across wet carpeting. Allow carpets to dry completely first, whether you clean up a small spill or after a professional cleaning.
Remove Shoes But Do Not Go Barefoot
It turns out that walking barefoot across your professionally cleaned carpet is not such a good idea after all. The reason is that the natural oils in your skin potentially leaves an oily residue behind. This oily residue possibly leaves your carpet with a dirty look and can attract dirt. Instead of going completely barefoot, walk on your carpet while wearing the shoe covers provided or indoor footwear such as slippers that you do not wear outdoors.
How Can The Drying Time Be Increased
Carpet/ Upholstery drying time can vary widely due to the density of your carpet, type of fabric, humidity and the degree of soil. To speed up drying ventilate the area as much as outside weather allows and increase air circulation (turn on any fans), or in cooler months turn on the heating 21-22 degrees. Let the room heat up for an hour then open all windows and doors to allow this warm moist
air to leave, then repeat the process until fully dry.
Clean Stains And Spills Immediately
Always clean all spills and stains immediately. The longer a spill remains on carpeting, the harder it is to remove it.
Instead, blot spills or stains. Blotting soaks up the spill, whereas rubbing causes it to soak into carpet fibres. Try water to clean the spill first. Use a clean white towel or paper towels. We recommend using our own carpet spot cleaner or stain remover (Link to stain remover). We recommend against using harsh chemicals or supermarket stain removers such as Vanish, Dr Beckman or 1001, advising that if water does not work, try a small amount of soda water. If this does not work, contact your professional carpet cleaning provider for help.
Do you vacuum only when your carpet looks like it needs vacuuming? Keep carpet looking clean longer after a professional carpet cleaning by vacuuming regularly, whether you think the carpet needs it or not. Vacuuming removes dirt and particles you may not see. Vacuuming regularly also helps remove pollutants carried inside. We advise hovering in a North-South motion and slightly overlapping each push and pull, then an East-West motion, again slightly overlapping each push and pull motion. After the carpet has been professionally cleaned we advise that you don’t vacuum for 24 hours to make sure the carpet is fully dry.
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