Easy Carpet Cleaning

by Hettie Woehler
(last updated February 27, 2017)

Carpets can hid a wide variety of messes that no on can easily see. After all, can you see the pollen, bacteria, allergens, dust and many other pollutants in your carpet? They may be hidden threats to your health causing allergies and breathing difficulties. It is cheaper to regularly clean your carpets than buying new, expensive replacements long before they should really be needed. Though carpet cleaning is necessary, it doesn't have to be needlessly difficult. Try these easy carpet cleaning strategies to get your carpets looking great in as short a time as possible.

  • Taking care of your carpets. Vacuum your carpets at least once a week. Quickly running the vacuum cleaner across your carpet does not thoroughly clean it! Vacuum each section slowly, several times, allowing suction to remove deeply embedded dirt. Include the spots people's feet rest. Did you know that adding baking soda To the vacuum bag avoids odours?
  • Stain removal. Remove all grease and liquid stains from the carpet immediately! Never rub it as this will press the stain further into the fibre. Blot the stain removal solution in circles from the outside towards the inside till it gets removed. This action prevents the stain from spreading. It may be necessary to leave the cleaning solution for a while to do its job. Once the stain is gone, rinse the area, let it dry and vacuum it to get rid of the stain as well as any remaining cleaning solution.
  • Does steam cleaning shrink carpets? In the past carpets were made out of shrinkable natural materials such as pure wool and silk on a jute base. These carpets did become damaged when cleaned the wrong way. Today the majority of carpets are made out of nylon tied on a synthetic base. Synthetics do not shrink or loose colour during steam cleaning.
  • Invest in a maintenance program to take care of your carpet needs. This will not only ensure clean, healthy and decorative carpets but also preserve your original investment. A successful maintenance program will ensure that your carpets are cleaned correctly by thoroughly trained professionals.

Keep in mind that carpets are as much an investment as they are an accessory for your home. This means that they not only help make your home look great, but can actually add or detract from the overall value of the home.. As an important asset and investment, your carpets need to receive the best possible care.

Author Bio

Hettie Woehler

Hettie lives in Mokopane, South Africa. She writes articles for a country-wide monthly newspaper, The Vessel. She self-published a devotional book in 1993 and writes a regular column, Hettie's Chatterbox, for the S.A. Neuromuscular Foundation. ...

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