There probably aren’t too many people who would put carpet cleaning at the top of their list of fun things to do. We understand that, and we pretty much feel the same way about it. Prevention should be your first line of defense in taking care of your carpet and, if you vacuum more often, you won’t have to shampoo so much. Vacuuming frequently is much easier than shampooing your carpet. Therefore, it’s a good idea to simply vacuum frequently throughout the week. If you get into this habit, you will have a cleaner looking carpet longer.
Here a tip that falls into the realm of prevention also and will help your carpet stay clean longer. If you have children or just a lot of traffic in your home, then simply place carpet runners in highly trafficked areas. Undoubtedly you have seen these runners in various places where you shop. They are usually rectangular in shape and come in various widths. They are available in various lengths so you can pick and choose the ones that are appropriate for your high traffic areas. This really is a very good idea because obviously the runner will wear first. Take a close look at your carpets and see if some areas, such as the halls, have already started to show signs of wearing down. Since this is a good way to protect your main carpet, you should seriously consider using carpet runners.
You will find that there are different methods available for carpet cleaning and some work better than others. Steam cleaning is a method a lot of people use and it’s not difficult.
While this can be an effective alternative if you do not want to use shampoos or chemicals, it needs to be done properly. One way it may not be done correctly is if all the moisture is not removed after the cleaning. As you are no doubt aware, the steam – as it cools – condenses into water that settles into the pile of your carpet. When you finish cleaning, therefore, you have to make sure this water is removed from your carpet. Health concerns and the loss of your carpet can result if the water is left in the fibers and mold forms.
It stands to reason that keeping light colored carpets clean is more difficult. Pet stains are hard to remove, it’s true, but there are food and drink stains that are even more of a challenge. Have you seen those commercials on TV for stain removal products? They almost always use a red wine spill on a white carpet. But there are others such as tomato based food stains and, even if you catch it right away, there is already a nasty stain. Fortunately, you can find enzyme based cleaners for difficult-to-remove food stains, in addition to enzyme removers for pet stains. Millions of people own pets worldwide, and they must face the challenge of cleaning their carpets. The best way to ensure your health, and that of your pets, is to vacuum your carpets on a regular basis. Your carpet will, naturally, benefit also. They are low to the ground, and it is not healthy for them to constantly breathe in the dander that is present in your carpeting.