THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO KEEPING YOUR CARPETS CLEAN
Our carpets and flooring are the focal points in our home. We want our visitors to feel welcome and we want to give a good impression. Having clean carpets creates the best impression as well as giving our home that fresh and welcoming feeling.
Neglecting our carpets can leave our guests with the wrong impression that we are unhygienic, and our home becomes less inviting.
Yes, it is true that over time our carpets age and become worn but there are some key steps we can take to maintain their fresh and clean appearance and help them to last for many years to come.
Read below our ultimate guide to keeping your carpets clean
REMOVE YOUR SHOES
This one seems obvious, but you will be surprised how many people don’t remove their shoes when coming inside.
Outdoor footwear traps dirt in the treads of the shoes which then falls onto the carpet. The dirt gets into the fibres of the carpet causing them to wear down and lose their original springy quality.
The easiest way to prematurely age a carpet is to walk all over your carpets with your shoes on.
Prolong the life of your carpet by removing them at the door and asking your guests to do the same.
USE BOTH EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DOOR MATS AT ALL ENTRANCE POINTS
Not only are these a cost-effective way to add warmth into your home, but they also help with preventing dirt from entering your home too.
There are so many designs of doormats out there, you can create your very own style as while as brightening up the hallway.
The importance of using doormats is something that people often overlook but they are a very easy and cost-effective way to preserve the life of your carpets and floors. They keep your home clean and add a warm and inviting look for your guests.
Regular vacuuming not only help prolong the life of your carpet; it will also help in the following ways:
- Helps to maintain your health.
Dirty carpets can lead to all kinds of health issues, these can become a serious problem especially for those who have allergies or asthma.
Carpets can become breeding grounds for all kinds of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.
- Eliminates bad smells
Another reason to vacuum regularly is to eliminate bad odours from your home, these smells can be due to something as simple as rotting food particles, which become trapped into the carpet fibres.
- Protects against allergies
When a carpet is not vacuumed regularly, microorganisms will grow quickly, and this can be an issue for those who are sensitive to allergens or who have asthma. Dust particles can become clogged in the fibres of the carpet, which become stirred up and airborne every time someone walks across the room. Regular vacuuming helps greatly with this.
INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SERVICE
An annual professional carpet clean will retain the fresh and inviting appearance of your carpets and also help them last for several years longer than if you were to just vacuum alone.
Whilst vacuuming will remove some of the dirt and debris from the carpet fibres, a professional clean will get deep down into the base of the carpet and remove any stains before they become embedded and permanent.
Whatever you do, do not hire one of the typical supermarket rental machines. These often prove to be a disaster. They cause over wetting of the carpet leaving you with a bigger problem to deal with. These machines, although tempting is often not fit for purpose.
TACKLE SPILLAGES STRAIGHT AWAY
The sooner you treat stains yourself the better chance you have of preventing any permanent damage.
Here is a quick guide as to how you should tackle a stain:
- Use a clean white towel or kitchen roll, press your weight onto the stain blotting up as much as possible. If done properly this will take a few minutes but is worth the effort.
- Keep checking how much of the stain has been soaked up and use a fresh part of the towel or kitchen roll as often as needed.
- Once no more colour is being transferred onto the towel or roll, dab a clean towel with a small amount of water and continue blotting for a few more minutes
- Now place another clean dry towel over the stain and weigh it down with something heavy for several hours
- Check the stain and if any colour remains, call a professional carpet cleaner to help.
We hope you have enjoyed our short guide and found this useful, if you are wanting to have your carpets or upholstery professionally cleaned, please contact us for a free no-obligation quote or for more information about the services we offer in Liverpool and the surrounding areas.