With the start of the new year comes the festive clean down. With that here are our Top 5 Carpet Maintenance and Cleaning tips for 2020.
Keeping it clean:
It doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep your carpets clean and stain-free, eventually, accidents happen, people walk through your home with shoes, or pets decide to use it as their private bathroom. In this article, we tackle the top 5 tips to keep your carpet in the best condition possible with all life’s little hiccups.
Vacuum once a week:
It almost seems like common sense but most carpet manufacturers recommend vacuuming your carpet at least once a week or more if you have a large household with lots of foot traffic. The excessive buildup of dust can damage carpet fibres, darken the colour of your carpet, and be a pain to remove once it is embedded in.
Test Cleaning Solutions Before Using:
Cleaners that you buy in the shops can contain harsh chemicals which can damage your carpet fibres. They can also cause discolouration, or be dangerous to health. It is always prudent to test in a small area before using any of these products. Remember not to scrape or rub too harshly over any spill, as it will set itself into each individual fibre making it harder to remove.
Clean Spills as Soon as They Appear:
You can’t avoid spills and at some point, you will have to deal with one, especially if you have kids. Once this happens, you need to be quick to act in order to reduce the chance that the stain will be permanent. Take care to blot out any liquid or stain immediately. Remove as much of the moisture and dirt as possible before you use any cleaning or stain removal spray or liquid.
Club Soda as an all Round Cleaner:
Many people know that club soda is a fantastic cleaning solution against stains. Mix club soda with one part white vinegar, place into a sprayer bottle and spray onto carpet stains. Wait 20 minutes and then press a sponge into the stain to soak it up. You can repeat this process until the stain is gone.
Hydrogen Peroxide can be your Friend and Foe:
A high percentage of in-store carpet cleaning solutions contain hydrogen peroxide. This is because it is strong enough to remove a multitude of stains from ground-in dirt to blood. This isn’t without its risks however, as hydrogen peroxide can ruin the carpet fibre’s texture so it is always advised to contact a professional carpet cleaning company to ask about procedures such as these.
These are just a few Carpet Maintenance and Cleaning tips. However many people will need the help of professional carpet cleaners in Wakefield. We can help you remove years of dirt and dust with professional equipment for as little as £40 per room.