Taking Care of Your Own Carpets

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If you have to shampoo your whole carpet It is better if you move your furniture to an another room in order to avoid staining it. Removing furniture from the area that you want to clean will make it easier and take less time. Make certain the room is properly ventilated and follow the instructions of the manufacturer to the letter to ensure best results.

How Is It Possible To Establish A Routine For Cleaning Your Carpets Regularly?

Its actually not that difficult to establish a specific time and way to clean your carpets. Of course, it is recommended that you call in professional carpet cleaners for all of your deep carpet cleaning needs but to do it yourself from time to time will help to keep germs at a minimum.

Vacuuming your carpets at least once a week is a simple yet highly effective way to start your carpet cleaning regime. Vacuuming once a week helps pick up most of the grime and dirt that has been tracked in during the week. From here, at least once a month, you should be doing a deeper clean of your carpets with a mid range carpet cleaner of your choice.

A wet/dry vac is certainly one of the great cleaning tools that you can have in your home. Also known as a shop vac, this tool is a versatile cleaning companion, which can suck up dust, dirt, and even small objects such as nails and coins. A unique aspect of this machine is that it can be used on both wet and dry surfaces, which really sets it apart from the ordinary vacuum cleaner.

Here are some of the practical ways to use your wet/dry vac…

Clearing up Food Spills

Food spills are nasty because they can really create a big mess that can be difficult to clean up. One challenge with food spills is trying to remove the food particles completely from the carpet fibers. Not being able to get all of the particles can be a disaster as it can spur the growth of bacteria and fungi, which results in your carpet becoming unhygienic and having an unpleasant smell. This is where the wet/dry vac can come in. It can suck up food spills, both liquids and solids, on your carpet which can really be an important first step in cleaning the food spill.

Removing Excess Liquid

Drink spills on the carpet can be quite a hassle to remove. Spilling your favorite drink such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks on your carpet is hard to clean up, as you’ll need to remove the excess liquid first. Removing the excess liquid is also important in order to prevent the stain from seeping deep into your carpet. Thankfully, a wet/dry vac can solve these problems easily by sucking up all the excess liquid from your carpet. The great thing about this device is that it can be used in both dry and wet surfaces. That is why when handling a drink spill, get your wet/dry vac right away and start cleaning up the spill with ease.

Drying the Carpet

Cleaning the carpet using water or cleaning solutions will often result in a wet carpet. The problem with this is that you will need to spend a long time waiting for the carpet to dry up completely before you can use it again. You can use rags or towels to dry up the carpet but it will still take some time. A wet/dry vac can help solve this problem in just a matter of minutes. The wet/dry vac can suck up all the moisture and liquids and dry your carpet in no time.

A wet/dry vac is one of the most useful and versatile cleaning devices around. If you don’t have one, be sure to get one, as this little thing will certainly come in handy when trying to clean your carpets at home.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

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To clean carpets properly and get excellent results you should gain a bit of knowledge about the subject. As a professional carpet cleaner myself I have heard many horror stories where incompetent people have shrunk, dyed and ruined carpets because they used the wrong process, chemicals and machinery. For example, one of the the major keys to good Carpet Cleaning is water management.

If you’re the customer and looking to have your carpets professionally cleaned then the cheapest option is not always the best one. If the carpets are not cleaned properly using the correct process and the wrong chemicals are used, you’re carpets could be ruined.

Wet cleaning is the most popular method to successfully clean carpets. However, in some circumstances wet cleaning can not be used. Wet cleaning woven carpet is one such instance.

If you had a woven carpet and you attempted to wet clean it, the carpet may suffer shrinkage if too much water is used. Once your carpet shrinks it is very difficult to re-stretch it back to how it was. Woven carpets tend to be expensive so a cleaning mistake could be costly.

Carpet Cleaning Products

It is recommended that you test a cleaning solution on an inconspicuous part of the carpet in order to make certain the solution does not discolor the carpets.

In my opinion Prochem cleaning products and machinery are the market leaders, I have attended one of their training courses and the money they spend testing and gaining British approval for their products is mind blowing. I’m not saying that other manufacturers products are no good but from experience I have never had a bad experience using their products. Since last year we moved over to using green eco chemicals from Prochem, they are fantastic, they smell nice, clean very well and are far safer for humans, pets and better for our environment.

Providing your carpets can be wet cleaned, the modern method for domestic carpets is hot water extraction. Here’s a brief guide on the process;

1: First the carpet must be thoroughly vacuumed with a good quality, powerful vacuum.

2: If there any spots or stains to be treated then the trick is to neutralize the stain and blot, do not rub.

3: A special chemical called a pre spray is then sprayed over the carpet, which is agitated, by a machine or brush. The pre spray is designed to get into the soil, break it down ready for extraction.

4: After 10-15 minutes the hot water extraction begins. Simply this a dual purpose powerful machine which injects hot water mixed with cleaning chemicals into the carpet and at the same time the soil and excess water is sucked back up.

5: Finally the carpet pile is reset using a brush.

Tips On Carpet Cleaning :

Vacuuming should be done before any cleaning is started. This is important because vacuuming will suck up most of loose dirt. For wall-to-wall carpets, you should divide your carpets in quadrants instead of going wherever the machine takes you. This will reduce the cleaning time considerably.

In general, you should vacuum your wall-to-wall carpets at least once per week. This way you will reduce dust accumulation in the fibers of your carpets in addition to prolong the life of your home carpets. 

Spills And Stains On Your Carpets

Cleaning spills and stains is a very easy task once you know what to do. The most important thing to make the cleaning job easier is to remove spills as soon as you spot them. This way you will not need to shampoo your carpets for a couple of months.

If a spillage does occur, you should blot or scrap the stained area before you start dumping cleaning solution on the stained area.

Rubbing the area is not recommended as it can spread the stains/spills to the rest of the carpet. An easy way to prevent the stains from spreading is to work your way from outside of stains to inside using a good cleaning solution.