Carpets are not cheap. So, it’s essential to know how to maintain your carpets to prolong their lifespan. As dirt and dust accumulate in carpet piles over time, carpets can get dirty and dusty if not cleaned. In this blog, we would like to share some professional carpet cleaning advice on cleaning and maintaining your carpets.
1) Vacuum your carpets at least once a week.
Vacuuming should be done at least once weekly for general carpet maintenance. Using a vacuum to remove dirt, dust, pet hair, and other particles helps to extend your carpet’s life and reduce dirt accumulation within the carpet pile.
Vacuum the carpet regularly. | Image: Freepik
Professional carpet cleaners can help remove deep-down embedded dirt and grime that regular vacuums cannot reach; however, they cannot do their job optimally unless you regularly vacuum the surface dirt.
2) Spot-clean any spills or stains immediately.
Spot-cleaning any spills or stains as soon as they occur prevents unsightly stainings. Spillages on the carpet would be more difficult to remove once absorbed into the carpet fibers and reduces the time required for professional deep cleaning. Blot spillages or fresh stains as soon as you discover them with a clean damp cloth. Do not rub, as the action would spread the stains to a wider area.
Prompt action also aids in the prevention of harmful bacteria, mold, or mildew that can cause odors or aggravate allergies.
3) Engage a professional carpet cleaner.
Consider engaging regular professional carpet cleaning services annually or bi-yearly, depending on your carpet usage. You should consider professional carpet cleaning every quarter for heavy traffic carpet usage.
Scheduling carpet cleaning service every few months can help to keep your carpets looking new and extend their lifespan. A deep clean is especially recommended when removing stains because professional carpet cleaning services would include deep stain removal treatment.
4) Vacuum carpeted area under heavy furniture
Remove heavy furniture from the carpet before vacuuming. The carpeting beneath these furniture pieces is often neglected, resulting in a breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens that can be difficult to remove.
Remove heavy furniture on carpet when vacuuming. | Image: De Hygienique
To avoid permanent indentations in the carpet, you should consider rotating the placement of heavier pieces of furniture.
Professional carpet cleaning is about more than just appearances; it is also about prolonging your carpet lifespan and protecting the health of your family or employees.
Whether you try one of the DIY methods mentioned or hire a professional carpet cleaner, keeping up with regular carpet cleanings will keep your carpets looking great and smelling fresh.
Low moisture carpet cleaning | Image: De Hygienique
De Hygienique offers professional carpet cleaning services to deep clean and sanitize carpets. We customize your carpet cleaning solution according to your needs. For more information about our service, contact us today for a no-obligation consultation today.