In modern society, it normal to place carpets on floors. Everyone loves to walk on a good and clean carpet as it gives a room a more luxurious and cozier aspect, as well dampen noise. But the catch is keeping it clean as it is a difficult task to avoid dirtying something we use always. Only a few people can afford separating their guests’ living room from their private space in order to keep their carpets in good condition. Below are some tips that will help make cleaning easier:
The basic method of keeping a carpet clean is regular vacuuming. It is normal to vacuum at least twice a week and more if you if your carpet is frequently used. It is ok to vacuum frequently because it does not wear the carpet much. The best way to clean your carpet is to pass the vacuum cleaner slowly and repeatedly. Also make sure to empty the bag for best results and to remove sharp or dangerous objects before vacuuming so as to avoid breaking a good vacuum belt.
Though regular vacuuming happens to be the best way to prevent stains, it won’t be effective once your carpet is stained. The most effective way to get rid of a stain is to clean it immediately it happens, because the longer it stays on the carpet the lower the chances of removing it.
Immediate remedies
These immediate remedies are those available to you at home. They can be known as home remedies and include club soda, baking soda and corn starch. Undiluted vinegar is very effective in removing chocolate and coffee stains.
Cleaning solvents
Cleaning solvents or as they are also know, carpet shampoos are easy to find in stores. Domestic models have been created and have become so popular that anyone can use them to deep-clean their carpets. Remember not to scrub your carpet and decide on what type of cleaning solution to use depending on your carpet’s fibers. When in doubt, conduct a test on an area that is discreet.
Take your shoes off
One way of reducing dust and stains is demanding everyone that visits you to take-off their shoes. It might not be easy, but it is worthwhile in the long run for your carpet. You can do this, most especially in late spring or summer when it would be easier for people to comply.
Strategic mats
Lastly, you should use door mats and area rugs to protect high traffic lanes such as entrances and areas around chairs and couches. This is the easiest way to keep your carpet clean. Another method is to make sure that potential stain sources should be kept away from your carpet.