There is nearly nothing better than having nice clean carpets, but when you have high traffic areas, pets, or children, that feeling doesn’t last very long. Professional carpet cleaning might not be something that is in the weekly budget, so here are a few tips for keeping your carpets clean between professional visits.
Take Those Shoes Off
The best way to maintain your carpets after a professional carpet cleaning is to take your shoes off by the door when you come in. You may feel a bit awkward to ask your guests to do this the first few times, but it may surprise you how many people actually do this in their own homes as well. This is an especially important practice if you live in an area that rains frequently and accumulates a lot of mud. If you track in mud from the outside, it can be very difficult to get out of the carpet even after it dries and you vacuum several times. This is because the mud can get deep into the fibers of the carpet and stay there, spreading and discoloring the fibers as it sits.
Rules for Food
Another great house rule that you should consider adopting is to keep all food and drinks at in the kitchen or at the table. Even if you are a full grown adult, spills happen, but they don’t happen on the carpet if you have the steadfast rule of not eating in those areas. These habits may not be very easy to form or very convenient to follow, but they will save your carpets. If you do like to enjoy a snack every once in a while, while you are watching a show on television, then opt for low maintenance snacks like popcorn and keep your drinks in a spill-proof bottle.
Vacuuming your carpets frequently is very important, even when you can’t see dust and dirt collecting on it. When dirt gets into the fibers of your carpet, it can fall below the surface and out of sight, but even though it is out of sight doesn’t mean that it isn’t doing any damage. Walking on carpet fibers that have dirt in it will cause a small amount of friction that over time will wear out your carpet and make it look shabby far sooner than it should. Frequent vacuuming is the best way to avoid issues like this and extend the life of your carpet.
When spills or accidents happen on the carpet, you should clean them immediately. The longer a spill sits on the carpet, the
deeper it will sink into the fibers and it is less likely that you will be able to get it all out. It is important to be careful as you are cleaning and try to blot the mess up first before you scrub at it to avoid it spreading even more. If you have a spill that won’t come out after trying to clean it, you can always call a professional carpet cleaning company to use their chemicals and
equipment to get it out.
If you are in the Niagara Falls area, you can contact the professionals at PCS of Niagara for all your carpet needs. Don’t forget to ask your carpet cleaning specialists about scheduling routing cleaning.