Caring for Your Carpet

Keeping a clean carpet free of excess toxins, dust mites, bacteria, debris, and insects is important in maintaining a clean home. Caring for your carpet can be a difficult task if you’re not aware of the best ways to keep it clean. It’s important to know what methods help you maintain a clean carpet and do routine deep cleanings to keep it that way. There are many methods and products available on the market to do this, and it’s wise to learn the methods that help maintain a clean carpet and what products are best for you and your home.

Properly caring for your carpet doesn’t have to be a difficult task. First, routine vacuuming will help keep debris off of your carpet. Vacuums come in all different qualities, and it’s best to choose one that will not only pick up dirt from your carpet, but hair and dust mites, too. Be sure to find a vacuum with a cheap filter to keep your air clean as well. A vacuum should be an important investment for every homeowner to ensure that your home will stay as beautiful and valuable as when you first purchased it.

Unfortunately, vacuuming alone cannot keep your carpet free of debris and stains. This is where cleaning agents, chemicals, steam vacuums and other special tools to clean your carpet come into play. One of the most popular deep clean methods used are sprays and foams you can purchase in your neighborhood supermarket. Although these seem economical, these formulas can actually cause more harm to your carpet by settling in and attracting and trapping more dirt. It is best to use these chemicals wisely and follow all directions to ensure the best clean.

Another popular product you can find are dry carpet cleaners that simply absorb excess dirt and oil and are easily vacuumed away. These are great temporary fixes, but neither spray shampoos nor dry cleaners can get your carpet 100% clean. Your best use of time and money is using a wet vacuuming method or steam cleaner. You can more than often find these at your local mega mart and they can be rented for a certain amount of time. These deep cleaners use heat and steam action to saturate your carpet and suck up the excess dirt, oils and debris. These treatments work well for most types of carpets, but can be rather time consuming. The best course of action is to invest in a deep cleaning occasionally and be sure to keep your carpet clean between deep cleanings.

Stains in carpets are often difficult to remove, but there are many home remedies that can help you keep your carpet clean, even when you come across very stubborn stains. Club soda is known to get one of the most stubborn stains, red wine, out of your carpet. Some have said that regular shaving cream can get food stains out of carpet if allowed to stand before being blotted. The most important thing to remember is never to rub a stain. Always blot a stain until it comes up, as rubbing a stain can damage your carpet’s fibers and spread the stain around.

Your carpet’s quality can make your home look beautiful and keep the value of your home high. Be sure to invest in quality cleaners and take time to make sure your carpet stays clean and fresh.

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