Cleaning Carpets and Rugs

First of all we should recognize the benefits that carpets and rugs provide for us in our homes. A carpet or rug can give an instant feeling of warmth and comfort to any room. Who doesn’t enjoy walking barefoot across a deep pile carpet? Of course this will only be a pleasant experience if the carpet is clean. The other benefit of a carpet or rug is that it acts as a natural air filter in the house. Carpet will trap airborne particles and hold them until you vacuum them out. This has proven to be a clean and healthy element for any home. Again this will only be the case if you regularly clean your carpets and rugs.

The most important factor to keeping your carpets and rugs clean is having and keeping a strict routine of vacuuming. Vacuuming all the carpets should be done a minimum of once a week. For your heavy traffic areas it would be helpful to vacuum these daily. This of course would depend on how many people live in the house and how heavy the traffic is. For your deep pile carpet it would be advisable to have a carpet rake to lift the pile and prevent matting. The most important factor in keeping your carpets clean and looking like they did when they were new is starting with a good foundation. This means making sure that you start with a high quality underlay. This can mean the difference of having carpets that hold their look for many years or having to replace the carpets long before they would need to be.

The other areas that can be a problem with keeping your carpets clean is when you have a spill. Spot cleaning your carpet can either keep your carpets looking fresh and clean or it can cause you to have to hire a professional carpet cleaner long before you should need to. The key is to not only getting the spill or stain out of the carpet or rug but you must also make sure you get the cleaning agent out of the carpet as well. Most cleaning agents are made with a soapy substance that if allowed to dry in the carpet will act as a magnet for dirt. Once you have been able to remove the stain or spill it is vital that you clean the area thoroughly with clean warm water. You can do this with a clean cloth and then soak it up with a clean towel. Once you have done this the carpet or rug should be able to air dry and not cause you anymore trouble.

Gordon Hull writes articles on a variety of subjects related to rug and carpet care and carpet cleaning

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407 Mystic Ave #13
medford , massachusetts , 02155-6339 united states of america
(617) 498-9981
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