How Should You Maintain Your Carpets?
Dirt, stains, and odor can be quite the annoyance, especially when they are in your carpeting. Despite how much you try to avoid them, they come in and ruin your gorgeous carpets. This doesn’t have to be the case, though, when you have carpet cleaning services in Mobile, Alabama, like us, clean your carpets for you. We are the experts who know which techniques are the best to clean your carpeting and make it look new.
While it is recommended that you have your carpets cleaned professionally at least annually, there are some things you can do between those cleanings to keep it looking its best. Remember that most manufacturers require you to have your carpets steam cleaned by a professional annually to uphold the warranty you have on your carpets.
When you know how to tend to your carpeting the right way, it isn’t a hard job. In fact, the first step in this plan is to vacuum at least once a week. This is your carpets first line of defense against the dust and dirt that can do serious damage to your carpets fibers.
At least every two months, you will want to thoroughly clean your carpets, especially in the high traffic areas. If your carpeting is a light color, or you have pets and/or children, you can expect to do it more often. Read the warranty from the manufacturer to ensure you clean your carpets properly. You can even invest in your own home carpet cleaner if you have to clean your carpets often.
One of the methods of carpet cleaning you can do is steam cleaning. These machines, also known as a water extraction machine, injects cleaning solutions into your carpeting then sucks it back up with the dirt. As with any type of carpet cleaning, though, you need to ensure you don’t get the carpet overly wet because this can damage the carpet from discoloration, shrinking, or cause the growth of mold.
The dry extraction method is another method you can do on your own. With this method, you spread a compound that is a dry absorbent on the carpet, then use the cleaning machine to vacuum it up.
If you ever see a stain on your carpet, get it up immediately so it doesn’t set in. Otherwise, it will be hard to remove later. Blot the stain with a clean white cloth immediately then if that doesn’t do the trick, use other natural options to treat the stain such as soda water, borax, or another cleaner form the store.
When you do some of your own carpet cleaning methods, you can minimize how much you must call in the professionals. When a stain is more than you can handle, though, do not hesitate to call us at Carpet Cleaning Nurse's Touch. We have the experience needed to do the job right.