Below you will find some useful information on maintaining your carpets and upholstery
Regular vacuuming of your carpets will ensure that your carpets remain cleaner for longer and last longer. Dirt particles become trapped in the pile of your carpet which works its way deeper and deeper into the pile if not vacuumed up soon enough, causing it to become trapped in the carpet pile where your vacuum cleaner cannot suck it out. On a microscopic level this dirt scratches your carpet fibres causing them to lose their strength and optical appearance, giving your carpet a worn out and compressed feel and dull appearance.
The floor tool on your vacuum cleaner cannot reach the edges and skirting so you need to also use a crevice tool to clean these areas. When vacuuming make sure that you thoroughly vacuum high traffic areas such as doorways, passages, sides of beds and around cupboards as these areas are more likely to have more dirt on the carpet. Also remember to vacuum your upholstery regularly, lifting any loose cushions and vacuuming between any crevices.
The best way to reduce dirt entering your home or office is to have proper door mats at each entrance. You can buy these at most hardware stores or department stores. Don't go for the cheapest as these do not always trap the dirt on your shoes or feet. Rather go for something decent knowing that they will save your investment. Also remember to clean these mats regularly by hanging them up and beating them clean and washing them.
Vacuum carpets upholstery regularly
Vacuum high traffic areas regularly
Use door mats
Leave shoes at door
You should clean a spill as soon as possible to ensure that it does not stain. The sooner one treats a spill the better the chance of removing it and ensuring that it does not turn into a stain. However spills come in many different forms, including coffee, tea, ice cream, juice, soda, paint, oil etc. One needs to use specific methods for each type of spill to ensure that you remove it properly.
If it is a liquid, dab the spot with a clean cloth to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Do not rub the spot as this will spread the spill. If it is food, first remove as much of it with a spoon or blunt object ensuring that you do not spread it further. Then dab as much of the dirty area with a clean cloth. Do not rub as this will spread the spill.
Firstly you must know that treating a spot caused by a spill as soon as possible will ensure that it comes out completely when you clean it and in the worst case will cause the stain to be minimal.
Quick action is important. Don't let the liquid dry or solid set.
Vinegar has been proven to be an effective cleaner and is able to remove a range of substances from your carpet.
Here's how to use household distilled vinegar:
Mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water
First remove solids if there are any, spray or sprinkle the vinegar solution on the spill. Make sure you liberally spray the area.
Do not scrub as this will spread the spill making the mark larger.
Take a white towel or rag, or colourfast cloth and place it over te spot that has just been treated.
Place a heavy object on top of the cloth and leave it for 2-3 hours.
The action of the vinegar solution on the substance and the wicking effect of the cloth should remove the spot from the carpet.
Remember that not all stains can successfully be removed from a carpet, even by professionals.
So when should one have your carpets deep cleaned? Well it all depends on how dirty they are and how much traffic they experience.
If carpets are thoroughly vacuumed it would be less frequent.
If not then one should deep clean them once every year. The Carpet and Rug Institute of authorities recommend that carpets are deep cleaned every 12-18 months to ensure that they last for their full lifespan. Carpet manufacturers & retailers recommend deep cleaning as the preferred cleaning method prolongs the looks & life with no sticky residue
So what is deep cleaning, you ask. Deep cleaning, also known as hot water extraction cleaning or steam cleaning is a method used to flush out trapped dirt in the carpet pile and vacuuming the dirt and solution out of the carpet. This is done with an extraction vacuum cleaner. See section on why deep cleaning is the recommended method of cleaning carpets
It is best to have a professional carpet cleaner do the job to ensure that the right chemicals and techniques are used to clean your carpets. Many DIY attempt turn out unsuccessful and a carpet cleaner is often called in to clean up after the failed attempts
To have your carpets professionally cleaned using only high quality chemicals, equipment and proper methods call this company.