Carpet Cleaning Tips
Keep your carpet looking newer for longer
Carpet Cleaning Tips
When it comes to residential flooring, carpet is the most popular choice. We’re not too surprised, since carpet is such a broad category. With many options in color, texture or style, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for. Carpet is comforting, soft and is a great option for families with children. Carpet provides a cushioned space for kids to play, and if they’re small, even take a few tumbles in a safer way.
While carpet is versatile and appealing, it does not rank as the floor that’s easiest to clean. Though there are new products constantly being introduced with coatings and seals that protect against stains, soil, moisture and mess, these enhancements do not mean you can forget about carpet care. Carpet is meant to last for a while, and showing your carpet a little love will ensure that your floors will return the feeling! A proper carpet stain removal regimen may call for the occasional professional deep cleaning service, but most of the carpet cleaning regimen is things you can do, even by using home remedies!
Carpet Maintenance Tips
There are two major categories of unwanted mess that can get into your carpet, and we separate them like this: wet and dry.
Wet: If liquids like juice, soda or pet urine and so on spill onto your carpet, your best next step is to attend to the spill immediately. Stain resistant carpets can help to slow the process of a stain, but they are not stain proof. The way to stay on top of your stains is by learning how to clean them! We have a great resource of the most common stain causers and how to clean up spills here.
Dry: As for the dry, we’re usually talking about soil, dust or other allergens that are brought into your home. This soil can get trapped in your carpet’s fibers and can become tough to remove. Carpets with soil resistance and hypoallergenic backing are a good start to prevention, but frequent vacuuming is the best method for removing loose soil. Removing the soil sooner will help prevent it from getting worked in and ruining the fibers. Regular vacuuming can remove 80% of soil stuck in a carpet, so make sure not to skip those high traffic areas! Try a vacuum with a rotating brush, but do consult your carpet warranty for the manufacturer’s recommended cleaners.
Have questions about how to clean carpet or a particular stain causer? Call Mazzullo & Sons Carpet One today or come in to our showroom to speak with a flooring consultant.
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