Carpet / April 19, 2018 / Kaye Cooper
Other ways to clean carpet. If you have a spill on your carpet, you should try and get the spill up as fast as possible. The faster you get the spill up, the less likely chance of having a stain. When you have a stain, never use an iron or a hair dryer to dry a carpet stain, doing this will only seal the stain permanently on your rug. If you notice a spill or make one, quickly grab a super absorbent cloth such as a chamois, shammy, or towel. When you are trying to absorb the spill don't press very hard the first time because you might press the spill further down into the pad. Lightly lay the super absorbent cloth on the spill and let it soak up what it can the first time. The second time you come back to the spill, try and use a cleaning agent along with the super absorbent chamois or cloth. If you need to use a cleaning agent or liquid, make sure to read the label and follow the directions. If the spill is not completely up after the second time, use a steam cleaner on it. No matter how careful you are, chances are that you will have a spill one day on your carpet. When this happens, don't panic. Just follow the above steps to help you get the spill up before it leaves a stain.
To have clean carpet, not only do you have to keep the dirt and spills off, you need to vacuum the carpet when it is dirty as well. For carpet that is walked on everyday, a lot of people think that it should be vacuumed every day. When vacuuming a good idea is to vacuum the floor in several directions to allow the vacuum to pick up all the debris it can. If you are looking at buying new vacuum try to good a very good quality vacuum cleaner. Always make sure to keep the bags or containers empty and filters are cleaned regularly. Steam cleaning your carpet is also a good idea to help keep your carpet clean. Steam cleaning the main rooms in your home about once a month should keep your carpet clean and long lasting. You can buy and steam cleaner and do it yourself or hire a good company to come and clean your carpets for you. You can also contact your carpet manufacturer (if known) to see what they recommend on how often to steam clean.
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