If you want your carpets to look and smell great for the new year, then you need to take some time now to clean them. But there is a right way and a wrong way to get the job done. In this blog post, we will discuss how to keep your carpets looking their best so that when guests come over for New Year’s Eve, they’ll think of your home as “sparkling.”
1. Vacuum Your Carpet
The first step in getting your carpets clean is to vacuum them. This will help remove any loose dirt or hair that could get trapped in the fibers and cause stains or odors later on. Vacuuming also helps increase the life of your carpets, so it’s a good habit to get into even if you don’t have any immediate plans to clean them.
2. Maintain a Regular Vacuuming Schedule
In order to keep dirt from building up on your carpets, it’s important to vacuum them regularly. How often you need to vacuum depends on the amount of traffic your carpets get and how dirty they are. At a minimum, try to vacuum once a week. If you have pets, make sure they always stay off of your carpets. If you can’t keep them off, then at least have your carpets cleaned more frequently.
For an especially dirty or smelly carpet, it may be necessary to vacuum twice a week. For example, if there are any areas on the carpet that often get spilled on (such as around the kitchen table), let those spots get really dirty before you vacuum them. If the stains get into the fibers too much, it can be difficult to remove them later on.
If your carpets have just been professionally cleaned and they’re still looking dirty after a week or two, then something’s wrong with your regular vacuuming schedule – either you need to clean more often or there are other factors at work.
Finally, if you have a vacuum cleaner with attachments designed for deep cleaning carpets (such as one of our Pyle Platinum Series carpet cleaners ), then it might be time to use that attachment when you’re vacuuming. However, make sure not to overdue it – too much agitation can wear down the fibers and cause them to look matted.
3. Make Sure Pets Stay Off the Carpets
If you have pets, it’s important to make sure they always stay off of your carpets. Not only will this help keep them clean, but it will also prevent them from scratching the surface and creating permanent stains.
If you can’t keep your pets off of the carpets, then at least have them cleaned more frequently. In fact, you may want to consider having a professional pet-cleaning service come in every few months.
4. Use an Attachment on the Vacuum Cleaner for Deeper Cleaning
If your carpets are really dirty, then you may need to use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment designed for deep cleaning. This will help remove all of the dirt and stains that have built up over time.
However, make sure not to over do it – too much agitation can wear down the fibers and cause them to look matted.
When using an attachment, make sure the vacuum is on the lowest setting possible and start from one end of your carpet and work your way back in a slow, steady motion. Make only a few passes over each section before moving onto the next area because too much agitation can damage or break down the fibers in certain areas.
5. Keep Spills Cleaned Up
One of the best ways to prevent stains on your carpets is to keep spills cleaned up as soon as possible. This includes both liquids and solids. For liquids, use a cleaning solution that will absorb the liquid (such as club soda) and then blot the area with a clean cloth until it’s dry. For solids, use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment to clean them up.
If you can’t clean the spill right away, then try to at least soak it up with some paper towels or a cloth. The longer the spill sits there, the more likely it is to cause a permanent stain on your carpet.
Finally, never rub a spill – this will only push it deeper into the fibers and make it much more difficult to remove.
Apply a cleaning solution like vinegar or baking soda (both of which are natural cleaners) to stains as soon as possible – this will help break them down and prevent them from setting in too deeply. However, be careful not to use these kinds of solutions on delicate fabrics or carpets, as they may damage them.
If all else fails, then it’s time to call in a professional – they will have the tools and experience necessary to remove even the most stubborn stains.
6. Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals When Cleaning
When cleaning your home, it’s always best to opt for natural cleaners like vinegar and baking soda. These are less likely to damage your carpets or furniture, and they’re also a lot cheaper than store-bought cleaners.
If you do need to use a chemical cleaner, then make sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface. Also, always follow the directions on the bottle carefully and never mix different chemicals together.
In general, try to avoid using harsh chemicals when cleaning – not only are they bad for your carpets and furniture, but they can also be harmful to your health.
Start the New Year off with clean carpets and call DNA Pro Clean! Our team will professionally clean your carpets when it’s too much to clean them on your own. Give us a call today at 703-520-5060 or visit our website www.DNAProClean.com