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Best Carpet Cleaning Tips

Have you vacuumed lately? Here is the best carpet cleaning tips we can provide, that will help maintain a healthy floor in your home.

Vacuuming is the most important ritual of the week when it comes to your carpet. Dirt, dander and many other nasty items will be collected on a daily basis in your homes carpet. To rectify this situation we recommend vacuuming at least 1-3 per week. Making sure to hit the high trafficked areas very thoroughly as well as the edges of the rooms. Maintaining a proper schedule of vacuuming maintenance will insure the best possibility of longevity of the life of the carpet. For more great tips or to set up an appointment with us, check out our website.

Do-it-yourself Tips

Lets say you have family and friends coming over to your home for the holidays and your dog just had an accident in the middle of the room. Don’t panic, follow these steps to help remove stubborn spots or spills that might accrue in an untimely manor.

1. Use a wet vac or some type of extraction method to remove as much liquid and soil from unwanted area as possible.

2. Treat the unwanted area with a cleaner as specific to the spot/stain as possible. It is very important not to use any bleach anytime, ever! Gently blot the spot, do not swirl as this could spread the spot.

3. If the stain remains, start over and pour water on the area to rinse and dampen. Don’t oversaturate, but do put enough to wet the spotted area adequately.

Use these techniques at your own risk, when in doubt call a carpet cleaning professional. Always pretest in a inconspicuous area in case of color loss or bleeding of colors. Wet vac is more efficient in removing soil and water then a towel.

Ideas To Keep Clean Carpet Looking Like New

Limiting that “traffic lane” look. Many precautions can be taken but first and for most the most important way to keep traffic lanes from making there where into your home is to take off your shoes as soon as you enter. We also recommend moving furniture around regularly, this helps with the smaller looking beaten areas in front of furniture. The most neglected and extremely vital to proper maintenance of your carpet is to vacuum at least 1-3 times a week. Putting down runners in high trafficked areas is another great idea to help with visible traffic lanes. We also recommend a cleaning by a professional every 6 months to a year. And when a professional cleaning is done, make sure to get a carpet protectant applied.

All these tips applied correctly will leave your carpet looking like new for years to come.

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