Carpeted flooring must be properly taken care of by ordering a professional carpet cleaning service once a year. Carpets used in offices need to be professionally cleaned 2-3 times a year because they are subjected to serious operational stresses every day.
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In this blog post, we will talk about how to quickly clean the carpet at home with the help of available tools to create a healthier home environment.
Carpet Cleaning Recommendations
During carpet cleaning in Wandsworth, it is worth paying attention to the composition of the material. It can be made from natural or synthetic fibres, there are combined options. You must remember that products with a jute base or pile made from natural wool are not recommended for steam carpet cleaning. Carpets made from nylon, polyester and other synthetic fibres are more resistant to moisture. Be sure to read the care instructions that can be found on the label (applied to the product) or on the manufacturer’s website.
Speaking about effective domestic carpet cleaning methods, we have to mention the basic rules for caring for the material:
- In flats and private houses, the carpet has to be vacuumed cleaned 1-2 times a week, in offices – daily. The vacuum cleaner will help you remove sand and other small debris that has settled in the pile;
- Office employees can use replacement shoes; at home, do not neglect slippers. This approach will reduce the rate of occurrence of contamination;
- During carpet cleaning, do not use hard brushes and aggressive household chemicals. When removing stains, you need to perform circular movements from the edges to the centre, it is better not to wipe the stains against the direction of the pile;
- It is better to get rid of stains on the carpet right away. You can wipe the contaminated area with soapy water, or cover with baking soda. The latter cannot be combined with vinegar, because as a result of a chemical reaction, water and sodium acetate are released, which will not help wash the stain;
- If there are pets in the house, it is recommended to comb them out regularly. Wash your dogs’ paws immediately after a walk;
- Monitor the humidity level in the room. High humidity leads to accelerated wear of the material, which can lead to the appearance of fungus. Use household air dryers, ventilate the room 1-2 times a day.
When choosing a carpet, consider the place where it will be laid. In places with high traffic, it is better to lay material painted in a dark colour. In bedrooms, offices, dressing rooms, you can use a light-coloured carpet. After performing carpet steam cleaning, it is necessary to ventilate the room well. Do not walk on the coating until it is completely dry.
How to Clean the Carpet with Baking Soda?
Soda is a good absorbent with a mild effect. Soda does not adversely affect the quality of the coating and does not lead to fading. Most often, this substance is used to combat unpleasant odours:
- You need to dry clean the carpet with a vacuum cleaner;
- After cleaning, the carpet must be covered with a layer of soda;
- The substance should be left for 10-12 hours;
- The absorbent can be removed with a vacuum cleaner.
Soda can be used dry, as well as in the form of pastes and solutions. To combat stubborn dirt, use a strong solution of 2-3 litres of water and ½ part of a glass of soda. The solution is poured into a spray bottle, applied to the coating, left for 30-40 minutes, and then removed with a vacuum cleaner. The use of soda helps to remove stubborn stains, freshen the pile, and get rid of unpleasant odours and grease.
How to Clean the Carpet with Vinegar?
Please note that vinegar can be substituted for soda, but these substances cannot be mixed. In addition, you should not combine vinegar with bleach and hydrogen peroxide, because such solutions lead to the formation of harmful gases and acids that can cause coughing, dry skin and other unpleasant symptoms. Vinegar can be applied undiluted, but it is best to use a solution made from one part vinegar and two parts water. The solution must be sprayed onto the contaminated area, after 2-3 minutes it can be removed with a damp sponge.
Soda, vinegar and other similar products are only suitable for domestic carpet cleaning. If you are looking for effective carpet cleaning for your office, then it is worth checking out available carpet cleaning services in your area. Experienced cleaners will determine the composition of the coating, and will remove not only stains but also dust mites and small debris.
How often do you clean your carpets?
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Rachel Craig says
Thanks for the information. Though surely carpet shops / suppliers / fitters should provide the appropriate and up to date information both verbally and in printed format (which can be stored by customer , and accessed for future reference / information ) .
Wondering if there may be information in regards to the present Coronavirus / covid 19 Pandemic.
Perhaps carpet retailers / shops / businesses could consider expanding their service provision :- By offering Professional Carpet Cleaning Service, at a reasonable price.
I am sure that there will be many individuals /families who require assistance in regards to carpet cleaning. As there is the aged population, ill, frail, disabled, etc.
Some seriously handy tips, but I think my hallway carpet is beyond even have a professional clean to leave it sparkling. I do really need to get on with decorating so I can get a new carpet. The home improvements list is ever growing! 🙂 Sim x
Lydia C. Lee says
We don’t have carpets- phew!! 😉 #KCACOLS
Lots of good tips here. I must confess I really need to clean the carpets more, especially the stairs which get heavy use. That’s reminded me what I need to do today! #KCACOLS
Good tips. I try and vaccum at least twice a week but I still feel like the carpet is never really as clean as it should be #KCACOLS
I have pets at home and these information so useful. I will try to clean my carpet next time with baking soda solution myself #KCACOLS
Carly Crawford says
That’s brilliant. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to save this for next time I need to clean the carpets. #KCACOLS
This has reminded me that I really need to get my carpets cleaned again! #kcacols
Thanks for the handy guide. My husband has really high standards for cleaning, so he prefer to do it by himself. I happily oblige #KCACOLS
I help by coming up with reusable items that help with cleaning, such as these reusable mop pads https://hellosewing.com/diy-reusable-swiffer-mop-pads/ and these duster cloths https://hellosewing.com/diy-reusable-swiffer-duster-cloths/
Thanks for these tips – really useful! Definitely need to clean our carpets properly more often! #KCACOLS
Rosie Doal says
Great tips – I’m guilty of not cleaning our carpets as regularly as I’d like. I will have to sort this out asap! Thankfully we have laminated flooring throughout most of the house x #KCACOLS
Tracey Carr says
Getting stains out of the carpets drives me mad. The main way I do it is warm water and a little washing powder, which probably works on the same principle as the baking soda? It actually has worked for me and I have had to contend with markers and even nail polish – I had to warn my daughters though, no more painting your nails on the carpets… That is a headache and a half! #KCACOLS
Steve (Thediaryofdad) says
Baking soda is my hero! We hoover at home most days now as a toddler and a cat never allow anything to stay clean. Really handy tips in here,thanks!
Katrina | ChatterFox says
I did not know that the humidity of the room impacts the wearing of a carpet! Really interesting post.
tracey bowden says
I’ve recently got new carpets in part of my home and now I need to keep on top of the cleaning of them. Great tips, thanks Franca
Crummy Mummy says
We have cream carpets which is a total nightmare with 4 kids & 2 black cats! Couldn’t live without our Vax carpet cleaner! #KCACOLS
Laura - MUMMY LAURETTA says
We are slowly getting rid of all our carpets since we moved into our house 12 months ago as they we have just decided it’s easier to have wood floors and then have some nice rugs which we can clean. Great tips #KCACOLS