6 tricks to deep clean your carpet
Carpet Cleaning Advice Tips – There’s more to cleaning a carpet than just a once over with the vacuum. Ever so often you need to give then a deep clean and here’s how…
Our carpets have to cope with a lot… mud, food, pet hair and worse! Nothing that a quick vacuum round can’t sort out – or so you may think!
But, unwashed carpets can become a haven for dust mites, which can put some people at greater risk of skin and breathing problems caused by an allergy to dust mite faecal matter.
Yet a staggering 41% of people don’t ever wash their carpets. Worse still… 84% don’t even think their carpet could be dirty!
Vacuuming your carpet isn’t enough. You need to reach deep into the carpet pile, where all the embedded dirt and germs lurk. A build up of gritty particles can cut carpet fibres…
Wash carpets every three months using a domestic carpet shampoo machine. Choose a shampoo that includes a protector, as this adds a stain protector to the fibres. If space is an issue, consider hiring a machine.
Remove those annoying indents and impression marks left on carpets by furniture by rubbing an ice cube over the affected area.
Take care with liquid stains: over-blotting could push the spill further into the carpet fibres, making the stain worse. Treat the stain as soon as it occurs using a carpet cleaner, which will lift the liquid straight up.
Use a pre-treatment on badly stained areas before deep-cleaning your carpets. This will help shift the stain from beneath, making it ready for the carpet cleaner to lift it away. Certain stains such as chocolate and mud should be treated once the stain has dried. Food, coffee, tea and red wine should be removed when wet.
Do not over-wet – the dyes from any underlay or backing materials could leach through. Use a hair dryer to dry any spot treated areas.
Make sure you vacuum the edges of your carpet and under radiators with the crevice tool to help prevent black lines forming around the skirting board.
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