Carpet Cleaning Tips

The best way to preserve the life of your carpet is by proper routine cleaning. Dirt in your carpet becomes rough like sandpaper. By stepping on the carpet, we grind dirt deeper into the carpet fibers, making tiny cuts that cause the carpet to wear out quicker. The following guide will give tips on preserving the life of new carpet longer. 
Vacuum the Carpet Regularly 
The most fundamental part of carpet care is vacuuming your carpet on a thorough and regular routine schedule. In fact, studies have shown that it actually take a full seven repetitions of vacuuming to eliminate all of the loose dirt from the carpet. The best vacuum to use when accomplishing this would be a less-heavy, upright vacuum cleaner. To fully clean the carpet, your vacuum cleaner should have strong suction and be equipped with a vibrating device to loosen dirt. 

Immediately Eliminate Any Carpet Stains 
Next to thoroughly vacuuming the carpet is cleaning any stains as soon as they are seen. The faster the stain is taken care of, the easier it is to get rid of. The longer the stain is ignored, the harder a time you will have to remove it. Using the correct cleaning materials is important. The wrong materials will make the stain worse than it already is. 

Clean the Carpet Regularly 
To ensure that your carpet is properly cared for, your carpet should be cleaned routinely every 12 to 18 months. Your carpet should also be cleaned after events where a lot of people have been involved, like remodeling or parties. Taking care of this immediately will be better in the long run. 
Below are some of the common frequently asked questions and answers to your carpet care questions: 

Q: Are advertisements for “3 rooms for $49” legit? 
A: This type of deal usually depends on the company. 9 times out of 10, this would be a quick, not solid carpet cleaning. Companies like this usually sell you extras in conjunction with carpet cleaning to make a real profit. 

Q: I don’t have time/energy to thoroughly vacuum my carpet on routine schedule. What else can I do? 
A: For lost of people, vacuum becomes too tiresome and time-consuming to thoroughly complete. If you don’t have the time or not enough energy, you should consider have your carpet professionally cleaned by a service. If you are strapped for cash, try checking into having a nephew or neighborhood youth to get the job done. 

Q: When having my carpet cleaned last, I was enticed by a flat three room rate and was charged substantially high for steps. Are these types of extra charges routine? 
A: Some cleaning services charge extra for more laborious tasks such as stairs, Bargain firms are known to charge the highest prices for extra tasks like this one. Extra charges like this are the way of bargain firms to make their profits. Up front firms are the best choice in professional service. 

Q: Should I pay extra for deodorizing pet-odor? 
A: The best form of deodorizing the carpet is in fact cleaning it. If a smell stays in the carpet, odor-causing factors have made their way deep into the carpet padding. If this smell persists in your carpet, deodorizing will not help other than for a cover-up smell. The only way to correct this is to buy new carpet.  

By Gary Sands