Once you have your carpet professionally cleaned, keeping that clean fresh look is a common goal among homeowners. During the coldest months of the year it can be especially challenging to keep your carpet fresh. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to share some tips with you that can help you keep your carpet fresh in between professional cleanings.
Vacuum Every Day or Regularly
When your carpet is only vacuumed once a week, it isn’t getting cleaned properly. Your carpet needs to be vacuumed at least two times a week. To remove dirt and dust most effectively, your bag or filter should be clean. When you use a vacuum that is bagless, remember that the filter should be cleaned regularly and bags should be replaced when they are no more than ¾ of the way full. When vacuuming your home, be aware of the height setting. If the height is set too high, it will not pick up all the dirt and debris completely. A setting too low will cause more damage than good to the carpet fibers.
Quick Carpet Stain Removal
Spills and stains are bound to happen no matter how careful you may be. When these situations do arise, work quickly to remove them from your carpet. When spills are left for long periods of time, the stain is able to set deep into the fibers of the carpet. When you work quickly to remove the stain, you have a much better success rate. During the cleaning process, be sure to blot rather than scrub to remove the mess. This will ensure that you don’t cause damage to your carpet fibers.
Use Your Home Carpet Cleaner
Your residential carpet cleaning machine isn’t likely to clean your carpets as thoroughly as a carpet cleaning professional can. It will do a good job of keeping your carpets fresh between professional cleanings though. With a mixture of water, vinegar and baking soda, you can keep your carpet fresh and clean while you are waiting for your next professional cleaning. You can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give your home a sweet aroma. Just be sure to allow your carpet to dry completely before stepping on it after refreshing it to avoid dirt buildup and damage that happens easily when carpet is wet.
How to Keep Carpet Clean & Fresh With Pets
If you have a pet that lives inside your home, you have to take a few more steps to keep your carpet fresh and clean. There are cleaners that are specifically formulated for pets and work well to remove any urine smell. You will find that vacuuming more often will help eliminate pet dander and hair as well.
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While these tips will help keep your carpet fresh between professional cleanings, you should never skip a professional carpet cleaning. The carpet experts at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will help you extend the life of your carpet and improve the indoor air quality in your home with our professional carpet cleaning services. Call us today!