Carpet cleaning is enough to drive anyone nuts especially when your small son has just dropped tomato ketchup on the carpet and you’ve got to get it clean before guests arrive later in the afternoon. On top of that, you can almost bet money that now is the time when your old vacuum cleaner decides to give up the ghost and simply refuses to pick up the dog hairs that are also on the carpet staring back at you.
Don’t beat yourself up over this. Trust us there is a solution. In fact, there are several actually. By following these 5 carpet cleaning tips you can turn your carpet disaster into one that’s less stressful for all concerned.
Tip #1 Be patient
When you’re stressed out by a stain we understand that it’s a natural reaction to put a stain remover on top of it and then scrub like mad in the hope that it will disappear. What we advise is that whatever cleaning solution you’re using just put it on the top of the stain and then let it rest there a while. Walk away and get on with something else. By being patient and letting the stain remover work its magic not only will it do a better job of removing the stain, but it also minimizes the risk of damaging your carpet fibers. So remember – saturate your stain, leave it, and then come back later and blot it up with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Repeat over again until the stain has gone.
Tip #2 Schedule routine vacuuming
One of the best ways to get your carpet to last longer is with regular vacuuming. The more people traipse in and out on your carpets the more chance there is of dust and dirt getting trodden in. Small stone particles from the soles of shoes can rub against the carpet fibers, damaging them and leaving your carpet looking flat and dull. Consider how much foot traffic your carpet receives and if it’s heavy then vacuum your carpet at least 2 to 3 times a week. If footfall is less, then once a week may suffice.
Tip #3 Book a deep clean
Depending on your type of carpet then certain cleaning methods may be better than others for your situation, but one of the carpet cleaning tips we always recommend is that at least once a year you book your carpet in for a deep down clean. In order to do this, it’s always best to choose a reputable professional cleaning company.
The method that most carpet manufacturers recommend is hot water extraction, which some people mistakenly refer to as steam cleaning. A powerful jet of water and the diluted cleaning solution is injected into your carpet where it gets deep down to the base of the fibers, lifting all the dirt and debris. This is then extracted with a powerful vacuum and the carpet is left looking clean and fresh. Most carpets will dry naturally in the space of a few hours, aided by ventilation and in some cases powerful fans.
Tip #4 – Don’t forget protection
Carpets can be a large investment in anyone’s book so it pays to take care of them. One of our top carpet cleaning tips is to apply a carpet protector on a regular basis which stops spills from immediately seeping in, giving you time to deal with them more quickly and effectively.
Tip #5 Turn to the professionals
DIY carpet cleaning can sound like an easier and cheaper option, but trust us, it takes time and effort and without the type of powerful equipment that professionals possess, many people are disappointed by the end results. Don’t be afraid to turn to the professionals for help with keeping your carpets looking fresh and new. It’s what we do on a daily basis and our expert team have the skills and knowledge to clean any type of carpet leaving it squeaky clean and smelling beautiful.
If you’d like to make a booking or request a free quote then just give Carpet Cleaning Kings a call on 1300 7500 75. We’ve got decades of experience and a list of happy satisfied customers, and plenty of carpet cleaning tips to share with you.