How Do I keep my carpets Cleaner between professional cleanings?
I hear this alot. Here is my recommendations.
Regular weekly vacuuming is where most people start when maintaining their carpeting. That, then, is where we'll start this article on carpet-cleaning tips. But it isn't where the article will end. We'll present all sorts of guidelines for cleaning, removing spots, and dealing with various other problems.
For now, though, we'll get to the basics:
· Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
· To vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into different areas and vacuum an entire area before moving on to the next.
· Vacuum your carpet slowly when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright usually is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and if possible vacuum both ways, and always work slowly to allow the suction and agitation of the beater bar to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
· Pay special attention to the heavily traffic areas where people sit and shuffle their feet. Vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
· Soil retardants, also known as carpet protectants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Always following the manufacturers' or your professional carpet cleaners advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.
· Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.
Odors are one thing -- spots and spills are quite another. Spots and spills happen to just about every carpet and can be difficult to remove. More importantly you want to always use a detergentless carpet spoting solution. If you see bubbles or suds in you spotter, you can be assured soil will stick to the areas you have spotted cleaned. Ask us what is the best spotter for your carpets.
If you have other major carpet concerns you should call us at 619-275-5555
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