When you spend money to have new carpet installed in your home you want to have it looking its best. Some people have rules about what you can and can’t have on the carpet while others are sticklers about even shoes on the carpet. Whatever you do to keep your carpets clean you might be making some major mistakes. When you do end up with a spill of sorts, which does and will happen, you need to know what the best course of action is. When you take care of the carpet in the wrong way you can cause more damage as well as allowing the stain time to set in.
Should I Vacuum Everyday?: When you look at the carpet and you don’t actually see signs of dirt you might think they are good. The problem is that the carpet is full of fibers that allow a lot of space for dirt to get low and in the fibers. That is why it is so important to have your carpets vacuumed on a regular basis. The vacuum is a great way to remove the excess dirt and debris that is sure to settle on the carpet even if you are not walking around. The air has particles of dust and more that will fall on the carpet. It has to be removed to allow the fibers to become clean. It is a great idea to have a good quality vacuum cleaner that you take care of and clean out on a regular basis as well.
Never Wet & Soak Carpets: When you see a stain or a spill on your carpet you might think that soaking it is a great idea. When you spill on your shirt you just stick it in water and detergent and allow it to soak for several minutes to help remove the stain. The problem with carpet is that the actual carpet is only part of the area that is being soaked. It will get in the backing and the padding as well. You also have no way of picking up the carpet and drying it out all the way. That is why you need to treat each stain with a very specific technique.
Don’t Use Over the Counter Spot Treatment Cleaners: When you use a spot cleaner from the store you could be causing more damage. Many times the cleaner that you buy from the store is chock full of chemicals that can easily damage the carpets. When you use a cleaner from the store you may notice that the stain is still there and your carpet is now lighter around the area. It has worked to remove the easy set dirt from the carpet but not actually made any headway on the actual stain. This can make it harder for the carpet cleaning company to work on your carpets.