Keeping your carpets clean can be a rather arduous process – especially if you have kids running around. They sometimes create more mess than the family dog! So, we at thought we’d offer our top tips on how to keep your carpets clean.
Stain on the Carpet? Dab not Rub…
It can be very tempting to try and rub stains to try and get them out when you are carpet cleaning, but this should be avoided at all costs. We would recommend that you dab stains with a suitable cleaning solution. Also, you need to make sure that the cloth you use is clean. Blotting is able to put just a little amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up. If you do the opposite and rub, it moves the stain particles around into the fibres of the carpet, making the stain worse. For the best effect, make sure that you dab from the outer perimeter of the stain before moving inwards. If you do it the opposite way, you can spread the stain that little bit further.
Is Shaving Cream Good For Cleaning a Stain? Or is This an Urban Myth?
Some people swear by the fact that the best carpet cleaner for general stains is shaving cream or foam. All you have to do is to apply the shaving cream directly onto the stain and leave it for around half an hour. After 30 minutes, you will notice that the cream has set. All you need to do then is to blot the cream away, and with it should come the stain. It is recommended that you spray the affected area with a solution of 50% water and 50% vinegar afterwards. You will be surprised by the results! Have you tried this before? If so, did it work for you?
Deep Cleaning Your Carpet
To keep your carpet looking fresh, we would recommend that you carry out a deep clean of the carpet every 6 months or so. Steam cleaning is a cleaning procedure that makes use of a cleaning solution under intense pressure to get right into the fibre of the carpet with the help of water-jet nozzles. The steam cleaning machine is then able to extract the cleaning solution with all the dirt that is in the carpet, giving the carpet a new lease of life.
If you would like a deep clean of your carpet, why not contact Clean Carpets.