Cleaning carpets isn’t easy. It takes a whole lot of time and effort to make sure that all the particles of dirt are removed from the carpet. Many people don’t even bother trying to clean their rugs and carpets by themselves.
- Use Your Vacuum – You bought your vacuum cleaner for a reason. That is to get rid of dust particles that get stuck in between the weaving in the carpet. It may look like the carpet doesn’t need vacuuming at times, but you’ll be surprised how much dirt and dust you can collect from a seemingly clean looking rug or carpet. Of course, regular vacuuming doesn’t guarantee that the carpet won’t get dirty again, but it does help in keeping the dust and dirt from forming ugly stains on the carpet or rug.
- Don’t wait to clean up spills – Accidents happen and no matter how careful a person is, spills can still occur and damage your beautiful carpets and rugs. The best thing to do when liquid is spilled on to the carpet is to clean it immediately before the liquid dries and stains the carpet. The longer the wait, the more difficult it is to remove the stain. Even plain water, when spilled on a carpet that’s full of dust can create a stain, so it’s important to do something about any type of spill right away. Drenching the carpet with water or cleaning solution and scrubbing off the stain will only make things worse. The proper way to do it is to dab the affected area with a piece of cloth dipped in water or (homemade or commercially bought) cleaning solution. Do this until the stain disappears.
- Keep carpets away from direct sunlight – The sun’s rays are known to be harmful to a person’s skin when over exposed to sunlight. The same goes with carpets. Extended exposure to sunlight can cause the carpet fibers to fade. Slowly, the once vibrant colors that made your rug or carpet perfect for your home will appear dull, faded, and dirty looking. Make sure you position your carpet or rug in an area of the room where direct sunlight won’t hit it or pull down the window shades, curtains, or blinds when necessary to protect the carpet fibers.
Cleaning carpets is no joke. That’s why in Calgary, carpet cleaning is a major service offered by most professional maid and cleaning services. To save yourself time and money on cleaning services or replacing a damaged carpet, make sure you take the necessary steps in maintaining your carpets and keeping them clean.