Carpet Cleaning made easier!
Carpets form an important element of Canberra homes, and since Cleanliness is Godliness its extremely taken that carpet cleaning becomes an important and crucial component of keeping house clean to be able to feel ‘AT HOME’ all the time!! Here are 5 suggestions that will help you clean your carpets better and easier:
- Clean at regular intervals – Vacuuming often would help!
Cleaning your carpets on a regular basis would help extend the life of the carpet. Cleaning carpets more often would require using mild chemical products. Also, to reduce the cleaning frequency you can opt for frequent vacuuming. This would not allow the dust sediments to settle for long. Regular vacuuming and spot removal will also lower your cleaning maintenance costs. Hence, it’s always convenient to clean your carpets on a regular basis as the dirt will not have ground itself deeper into the carpet, making cleaning easier.
- Cleaning Products Are Toxic – Use Caution!
A few the carpet cleaning products contain toxic ingredients that are hazardous to its users. Always try to choose a product with the least amount of chemicals and in the mildest you can find that will work. It is advisable to read the labels carefully before using. Use caution – make sure you wear gloves and use the cleaner according to the prescribed directions. Type 4 spot removers must be avoided as they have chemicals that could be toxic for both people & pets.
- Carpet Installation& Appropriate Underlay
A poorly installed carpet will have a higher maintenance cost. This is because the carpets will have to be cleaned more frequently if they are not properly installed. The underlay of the carpet is a deciding factor in carpet cleaning. The underlay must match to the type of carpet you plan to install. Carpet should not be placed in areas where water, chemicals, or hard to clean products could be spilled on the carpet. A poorly graded underlay affects how the stain soaks into the carpet followed by the difficulties associated with stain removal.
- Stop Soils & Spills As Much As Possible!
Soiling and its removal required vigorous cleaning. Most soiling happens due to the outside soil coming in contact with your carpet, which needs to be stopped! Large walking mats placed at entrances and its regular cleaning can ensure minimal soils. Also, in order to limit spills, set rules in the house for while kids, pets and other members consume drinks and messy foods. If the damage is already done, a good spot remover should help you prevent the stain from becoming permanent. Tip: First, always try clear, cold water and blotting with a cloth to remove the stain, use strong product only if required.
- Steam Cleaners too can go wrong!
The benefit associated with steam or rotary cleaners is that they use mild products comparatively. Steam Cleaning can go wrong if you don’t follow the directions carefully. While using a steam cleaner, be careful that you do not saturate the carpet with hot water as it takes a longer time to dry, thereby damaging the carpet.
After you’re done Cleaning!
- The rented cleaning machines are highly toxic, so keep them in rooms that have a good supply of fresh air.
- Keep kids and pets away from the newly cleaned carpets till they are dry (due to the harmful residue present on them)
- Vacuuming to remove any residual contaminants too should be done only after the carpet is dry.
If you are not comfortable with cleaning carpets on your own, hire the professionals in Canberra! There are many professionals that can clean your carpets at a very affordable, reasonable fee with a guarantee on their work being as clean as new!
Alison Cross is a professional blogger and a regular contributor to many blogs. On behalf of Carpet Cleaning Canberra, a leading carpet cleaning specialist. She loves sharing thoughts on healthcare and home improvement on many different blogs.