Strategies on How to Clean Your Carpet at Home

Properly maintained and cleaned carpets will last longer; carpets usually cost a lot so it is important that you maximize its full potential. Giving your carpets the right care will surely give them a longer lifespan, here are some strategies that can help you make your carpet last longer. 

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     Dispel Dirt 

The carpet, vacuum’s roller belt, and drive belt can be damaged if your vacuum is set too low however if you set it too high, you won’t be able to get any dirt.  The technique here is to set your vacuum’s ideal height, and raise it to its highest setting, turn it on and lower it until you can feel that the vacuum is trying to draw itself forward. 

Dirt is compared to thousands of little blades that can cut fibers of your carpet. You grind the sharp particles against the yarn as you walk across a dirty carpet making tiny nicks in the fibers. High traffic areas have more dirt and it is commonly dull because dirt scratches the fibers.  

Over a period of time, grinding dirt wears away the fibers too which lead to becoming easily stained and this lead to premature destruction of your carpet. To protect your carpet, it is advisable to vacuum entrance areas and high traffic areas twice or thrice a week. This will help reduce the buildup of soil in your carpet. 

     Vacuum at the Right Speed 

To get as much dirt as possible, you should vacuum at a right speed. Make two slow passes over high traffic areas and one quick pass in areas with low traffic. Two slow passes dispel ground dirt more effectively than several fast passes. You can also use walk off mats outside and inside to keep off the dirt of the carpeting. Use coarsely textured mats outside your doors and water absorbent mats inside. 

    Clean Well 

It is advisable to clean your carpet before it becomes really dirty.  Clean your carpet the moment it looks dull. Cleaning will be more difficult and will take much longer if you wait that your carpet is filthy. It is advantageous to vacuum beforehand to remove large particles of soil that are suspended in your carpet. Vacuum again after you clean and the carpet is completely dry to remove soil that sticks. 

    Clean Stains Right Away 

The longer a stain reacts with your carpet, the harder it is to remove. Eighty percent of stains can be easily removed using tap water. Do not wait for the stain to settle in the bottom part of your carpet, clean it the moment it sticks to your carpet. Keep in mind the proper way of cleaning stains, blot from the outer edge toward the center of the stain. 

    Use Professional Help Wisely 

It is important to get professionals that are credible to do the job of cleaning your carpets at home. Many companies offer services such as carpet shampooing, pet stain removal, carpet cleaning, etc. Make sure that you get what you pay for, the services you need and the quality of the work must meet. Depending on the size and nature of a job, the entire process can take approximately one to three hours. 

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