Carpets are an essential part of any home, and many people think they are the best flooring material you can purchase for your home. They add a lot of value to your home with the variety of patterns and color that they come in. There are a lot of advantages of having a carpet at your home but as everything else in your home, you have to clean your carpets too when they get dirty. There are various methods that you can use to clean the carpets at your home. The method that you should use depends upon the kind of mess that you are dealing with.
The first and foremost thing that you should regularly use to clean your carpet is the vacuum cleaner. Carpet cleaning professionals recommend that you should vacuum clean your carpet at least twice or thrice a week to keep it in a good shape. A vacuum cleaner will get rid of most of the dirt present in your carpet if the suction is strong enough, so make sure that you have a powerful vacuum cleaner. Before you start vacuum cleaning, make sure that you get rid of the useless things present on the carpet such as toys, objects or papers. After that, start your vacuum cleaner and use it on your furniture first and then on the carpet. Also make sure that you use the vacuum cleaner both horizontally and vertically on your carpet.
Whenever you spill something on the carpet, get rid of it as fast as you can. For removing the stain, you will need to use a cleaning product but make sure that you pretest it because some products may not be right for your carpet and will make your carpet bleed (removal of color). So, after you have found the right cleaning product for your carpet, it is time to start using it whenever you find any stain on your carpet. Get a clean cloth and apply the cleaning product to it in a very little amount. Now blot the stain with the cloth — never rub it too hard! After that, rinse the area with a dry cloth and water.
You should wash your carpet at least once or twice a year. This method is used to clean your carpet thoroughly and give it a new life. Get rid of all the things in the room by moving them to another room or place. After you have got rid of all the things that were in the room, vacuum clean the carpet thoroughly. You will need a carpet cleaner to pressure clean your carpet, so make sure that you buy or rent one. Once you have got one, pretreat the carpet by spraying it with cleaning product and let it soak in for about 15 minutes. After that, use your carpet cleaner on the carpet which will pump water at high pressure in your carpet and also extract all the fluid from your carpet with its built in high powered vacuum, thus removing all the dirt and stains from your carpet. You will need to ventilate the room to make sure that the carpet gets dried. It will take around 6-12 hours depending upon the ventilation that your provide. Make sure that no one steps on the carpet when it is left to be dried.