Carpet cleaning is not high on the list of too many people when it comes to fun things to do. We understand that, and we pretty much feel the same way about it. But, one of the best approaches with your carpeting is prevention and that means doing the easier stuff more often. It is a lot easier to vacuum than it is to shampoo, so we like that idea and we vacuum our carpeting several times during the week. This will help keep your carpet looking nice and also keep it clean longer.
Speaking of prevention, here’s a good suggestion that will also keep your carpets looking fresh and clean for a lot longer. If you have children or just a lot of traffic in your home, then simply place carpet runners in highly trafficked areas. Rectangular carpet runners are very common and you have, no doubt, seen them. You can buy runners in just about any length you need, from a short one for the front door, to a longer runner to use in a high-traffic hallway. This is one of the best tips to help keep your carpet from premature wear and tear in the high traffic areas. You can replace the carpet runner when it wears out and your carpet will be just fine. Do you already see signs of wear and tear in the heavy traffic areas of your carpet? This may occur in your halls and around the front door. Anyway, runners are definitely something you should consider if you are interested in keeping your carpet intact for a longer period of time.
Urine stains from house pets are one of the most challenging cleaning problems that occur. Speed is the critical factor when this occurs. You have to prevent the urine from soaking into your carpet’s fibers and drying. But we do understand that you may not be at home when it happens You can find effective products on the market, and many people prefer using an enzyme based product for pet soiling. If you do an online search, you can also find home remedies that work. One that is especially effective uses baking soda and peroxide.
A lot of people don’t pay attention to their carpets and tend to disregard the seriousness of keeping their carpets clean. Your health can be negatively impacted if your carpets are not kept clean. Maybe at times you look at it and deem it looks all right and then forget about running the vacuum cleaner. This is not a good idea because, as we mentioned before, most of the dirt in your carpet isn’t obvious. We humans tend to respond to what is visible, and if it is out of sight it is out of mind If our carpets don’t appear to be dirty, we simply decide to skip the vacuuming. Keep to your schedule of vacuuming once or twice a week even if, at first glance, your carpet appears to be clean.
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 have seen white carpeting in homes, and it really does look very striking and beautiful. Unfortunately, we always sensed that the home owners were worried that someone would get their carpets dirty when they walked on it. We think that is not quite right, but hey – that is their home and their carpeting.Continue reading 3 Carpet Cleaning Facts to Protect Your Carpets