Carpets can make or break a home. They will add something extra to a property if adequately maintained to continue looking clean and feeling soft. However, they can make any room in the home look slightly dingy if stained, soiled and downright damaged. Use these simple and easy carpet maintenance tips to keep your carpet looking good for years to come. Steam ‘n’ Dry Carpet Cleaning Auckland is servicing South Auckland, North Shore, East, West Auckland.
Get in the habit of removing your shoes before entering a carpeted room—the most straightforward carpet maintenance tips. Shoes can drag in all sorts of nasty things, so place a mat at the door to hold them. Buy some slippers that can only be worn in the house to change into
Vacuum at least two times a week and more if the room gets a lot of foot traffic. Your vacuum cleaner is the best defence against early retirement for a carpet to keep it maintained.
A bottle of liquid or dry carpet cleaner is a must. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for use as many people spray or pour the cleaner on the spot and immediately rub it in. The best bet is to let it sit and remove as much cleaner as possible with the next item in your kit — a plastic scraper. Thus, it enables you to scrape away as much of the cleaner as possible without rubbing it into the carpet fibres. Once done, blot out the rest. The last item in the kit should be a soft-bristle brush to brush the carpet’s fibres back into shape.
UV rays from sunlight can age carpet, so shut blinds or drapes before you leave for the day. It will make a difference, especially with darker carpet colours.
A vacuum cleaner might be the most powerful tool in your carpet cleaning tool belt. Are you making the common mistake of vacuuming a bit too quickly or not often enough? Dust, hair particles and lots of dirt can accumulate on the carpet in a matter of days. It’s a good idea to vacuum once a week, but you may need to do it twice weekly if you have pets that tend to shed. Instead of doing a quick run back and forth, use the attachments that initially came with your vacuum. Some of the best vacuum attachments to use include:
Prolonging the life of your carpets is relatively easy by following these carpet maintenance methods. An annual deep cleaning by a carpet cleaning professional will further keep your rug clean and beautiful for years to come.
Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. With over 34 years of disinfecting and carpet cleaning Auckland services experience.
Published: 23/12/2014 Updated: 27/05/2021