There are many good reasons to have a solid carpet cleaning schedule in place. Many people suffer from allergies and it’s essential that they keep their carpets clean and free of dirt and dust. Does this describe you? If it does, you really need to vacuum frequently throughout your week and shampoo your carpets no less than two times a year. Our report will present to you some of the many ideas and tips for keeping your carpets clean and healthy.
The first step towards cleaner carpets is to vacuum thoroughly every week. However, that’s the very minimum requirement. Other procedures will depend on your particular circumstances. This regularly scheduled vacuuming is a good way to keep the dirt and dust that you can’t readily see vacuumed up. One big problem is that the longer you wait between vacuuming, the more dirt gets ground into your carpets. You should make an effort to avoid this problem because the more dirt that gets ground into your carpets, the harder it is to remove. You may even want to consider “spot vacuuming” the high traffic areas in your home once each day.
Here’s an interesting fact we came across regarding older carpets of ten years or more. When you change your carpets, and roll them up to carry them outside, you will find that they have become very heavy. Even though they are somewhat heavy when they’re new, they get even heavier as time goes by. What causes this increase in heaviness? The daily accumulation of dirt that gets packed into the carpet’s fibers. When you look at your carpets, they may look clean; however, there is still dirt packed into the fibers that hasn’t been removed. Those who work in the carpeting industry will attest to this fact! We hope you, too, find it interesting. Therefore, you should make sure your vacuum cleaner is powerful – or replace it – and vacuum often.
Getting Rid of Pet Stains
You will have a difficult time keeping lighter colored carpets clean for obvious reasons. A bigger challenge than getting rid of pet stains, is cleaning up food and drink stains. A red wine stain on a cream colored carpet is the favorite example used in commercials for stain removal products. Unfortunately, other stains – especially if they are tomato based – are even harder to remove even if you start the clean up immediately. So just as for pet stains, when it comes to food stains, we suggest you find an appropriate enzyme carpet cleaner that is specific for the more difficult food related stains. No matter where you live in this wide world, if you are one of the millions of folks who have household pets, you have faced the unique challenges of effectively cleaning your carpet. But aside from some of the usual issues with pets and carpets, regular vacuuming is not only healthy for the humans, but also very healthy for the pets. Pets are a lot closer to carpets, physically, than humans. They shed dander, and it’s unhealthy for them to breathe in this stuff that settles into a carpet.