Having a home is such a great milestone to achieve, it shows how responsible and independent you are as an adult. Although through time, just like anything else, our home could decay too. Problems will come and go since some are unavoidable and some are preventable. One preventable problem here is about our carpets, and that is what we are going to talk about here. A carpet can decay over time, it can decay faster or slower. To prevent your carpet from decaying immediately, you need to perform frequent maintenance, or you could also avoid damaging it. If you are worried about your beautiful or expensive carpet, then worry not because problems regarding your carpet are not unavoidable. As what I have stated above, one way of preventing your carpet to decay is by conducting proper maintenance like cleaning it. That is why we have provided you below some easy tips on how to clean your carpet.
Avoid too much water
Avoid using too much water when cleaning your carpets. Having too much water when cleaning your carpets could make your carpet absorb a lot of water, and when it absorbs a lot of water, the water in your carpet would become hard to extract. You might think that your carpet is already dry, but the truth is that there is still some water inside it. And when that water gets stuck in your carpet, it would eventually rot giving your carpet a foul smell which could eventually damage your carpet.
Vacuum your carpets at least twice a week. When you vacuum your carpets regularly, dirt such as soils, rocks, litter, and etc. would be extracted from it. You don’t want this dirt to stay in there since it could eventually damage your carpet, and could also initiate bacteria build-up which could affect you and your family’s health.
Don’t rub stains
Let’s say you had a wine and cheese tasting at your house with your friends, of course, spills are unavoidable. And wine stains are one of the hardest stains to remove. Well, if ever you have a stain like this, when you clean it up, don’t rub the stain, just blot it. Rubbing the stain would just spread it. And when it is spread, you just gave yourself a bigger stain to remove.
Clean spills immediately
If you have a spill in your carpet, don’t let it stay there too long. It could be permanently there or it could get hard to remove it. So if you have encountered a spill, make sure you clean it up immediately since it could cause you bigger problems.
Removing a gum
If you have a gum problem in your carpet, don’t worry, we’re here for you. When a gum is stuck in your carpet, get an ice cube and freeze the gum until it becomes hard. When it’s hard, grab a spoon to scoop it out.
We all know that heat can eliminate bacteria and bad odor. So steam clean your carpets regularly to eliminate bacteria and odor. Steam vacuum cleaners are available in the market, but if you’re not able to purchase one, you can just use hot water by spraying it on your carpet.
Have your carpets professionally cleaned regularly? The professionals will always do a great job since they are professionals in their field. This would maintain your carpets quality.