Carpet Cleaning Tips You Can Use Right Away

It’s not an everyday occurrence to think about the importance of cleaning your carpet. Realistically, it’s not uncommon for carpets to go uncleaned until such time as we are expecting company to visit for a big party or during the holidays. But maybe that is only single guys who think like that; nevertheless, you should get in the habit of regular carpet maintenance in the area of keeping it clean. Now, don’t think it’s necessary to clean your carpets every single month because it isn’t. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to vacuum thoroughly each week. If your cleaning routine doesn’t include a weekly vacuum of your rugs, then you should begin now.

Rug Shampoo

If you have ever had the unpleasant experience of broken water pipes in your home, then you know what it can do to your carpet. It’s a good idea to have a rug shampoo machine that can function as a wet vacuum if you don’t happen to have a wet vac. Unfortunately, even the higher quality rug shampooers won’t have the strength of a regular shop wet vacuum. Nonetheless, if that’s all you have, it can help a lot. However, it would be necessary to vacuum up every bit of water you can, not only to preserve your carpet, but to avoid health problems that could arise, as well. You will be looking at replacing your carpet if mold begins and, when it does, it will grow rapidly.

There are many methods you can use to clean your carpeting. The results you get will vary between the methods. One method you will find very easily is steam cleaning your carpeting.

Removing Moisture

Many people choose this alternative method because they don’t want to use chemical cleaners. The important factor is to make sure the process is done correctly. One very important step is making sure that all the moisture is removed from the carpeting when you are finished cleaning. As you are no doubt aware, the steam – as it cools – condenses into water that settles into the pile of your carpet. When you finish cleaning, therefore, you have to make sure this water is removed from your carpet. If that is not done, then you will run the risk of mold forming which is not a good thing.

There are millions of people who are allergic to chemicals and fragrances.

The rug shampoos you buy at the store usually contain, as a matter of course, fragrance and chemicals. It’s possible, if you look around, to find natural-based rug shampoos without fragrance. Keep in mind that whenever you switch to an unfamiliar brand of rug shampoo that there may be an allergic response if someone in your home is sensitive to fragrances. If there is a reaction, then that could really be a problem because the carpet may need to be cleaned again to remove the fragrance. So keep that point in mind if you already know you are sensitive or there are others in your home who are.

One of the main things you need to do when looking for new carpets for your home is to determine the degree of difficulty you will have keeping the carpet clean. We’ve been in homes that have white carpeting and it’s very beautiful and has a touch of class other colors just don’t have. The people whose homes we visited with this color of carpets seemed to be nervous that one of their guests would walk on their pristine carpeting and leave tracks. It seems to us that, if they were going to be so worried about their carpets, they should either have chosen a different color or never had guests over.