Carpet cleaning can drive anyone crazy. Especially when a huge cranberry juice stain is staring right back at you and you have to clean it all by yourself before the afternoon guests arrive in an hour or two. On top of that, your carpet cleaning equipment (a.k.a. 20-year old vacuum cleaner) decides
to have one of its “should I just give up?” moments. It’s instances like these when you just want to pull your hair and run crying back to your bedroom.
However, don’t fret. There is a solution.
Quite a few of them actually.
You can turn your carpet disaster into a less stressful event by following these 5 powerful carpet cleaning tips from the pros.
Pro Tip #1. Let Stains Sit
Professional carpet cleaners are experts in handling stains. It’s not surprising if they tell you they’ve seen it all. From juice, vinegar, oil or blood; there are specific ways to remove each of them effectively and efficiently without leaving your carpet in shambles.
When handling stains in your carpet, regardless of the type of cleaning solution you use make sure to let it sit for a while. Yes, it’s as simple as that. Leave it on the stain and walk away for a bit. When we clean, it’s easy to scrub the carpet straightaway until the stain disappears without thinking. But leaving time for the stain remover to do its job is much better. Plus, it minimises damage to your carpet fibre. Remember, saturate stain, leave it there for a while and then blot it up. Repeat until the stain is gone.
Pro Tip #2. Vacuum It All The Way
One sure-fire way of ensuring your carpet lasts a long time is to vacuum it. The heavier foot traffic you get means there are more chances of tracking in dust and dirt. Both of these, including tiny stone fragments, cause untold damage to your carpet because they are abrasive. They rub against the carpet fibre when someone walks, dances or twirls causing it to fray. Plus, there’s also the problem of pet hair sticking if you have animals at home.
When deciding on a vacuum schedule, consider how much foot traffic you receive in a week. If it’s heavy, vacuum at least 2 to 3 times on a weekly basis.
Pro Tip #3. Go for a Deep Clean
Certain cleaning methods are more suitable for particular types of carpets and situations. However, if there’s one thing you should do on a regular or even yearly basis, it’s submitting your carpet to a deep clean. For this part though, it’s best to go with a professional cleaning company.
Deep cleaning can be done in a number of ways. Using a steam cleaner is one way. This is done by injecting the cleaning solution deep into the carpet using jet-nozzles. This dislodges any of the embedded dust, grease, or soil from your carpet. Afterwards, all the junk gets sucked back out by the machine, leaving the carpet fresh and clean. Some cleaning methods will leave the carpet damp, requiring a certain drying time. Professionals sometimes use the help of dehumidifiers. This aids in speeding up the drying process and minimising the possibility of mould growth.
Pro Tip #4. Don’t Scrimp on the Carpet Protector
Having carpets in your home is an investment so taking care of it is only natural. Apply a good carpet protector regularly to keep stains and spills from immediately seeping in.
Pro Tip #5. Turn to Professionals
Don’t be afraid to turn to professional carpet cleaners when necessary. Do your research and look for a company that meets all your needs. Consider the price, type of job you need done as well as location when deciding. Also, make sure they have a reliable background complete with glowing feedback from their past customers.
Cleaning carpets doesn’t have to be a burden. It can be fascinating work. Whether you do the job yourself or hire a professional, it’s a good idea to use the right cleaning products.
Advanced Specialized Equipment excels at providing top quality materials for all of your cleaning needs. We supply products to some of Australia’s biggest hospitals including various cleaning companies. We also offer training programs to help your staff become professional and quality cleaners.
For enquiries or questions, reach us at our free number: 1- 800 068 901. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to hear from you.