Carpets are nice to have, but it is not common knowledge that they can be hard to truly clean. Given the right conditions, carpets can hide a lot of dirt and become unsanitary. There are some things that owners must remember about cleaning carpets and rugs.
The following are some recommendations from A Cleaner Carpet:
Why Clean the Carpet
Carpets comprise fibres woven together for soft flooring material. Carpets have been like this since the dawn of time. The reason for making carpets was to allow people to stand on something clean or cleaner than the dirt underneath.
The fibres are also reminiscent of grass which is kind to the feet. However, because of what it is, it traps dirt and grime. Carpets darken due to the accumulated dirt.
What is sad is that the dirt between the fibres rubs against one another. This slowly, but irreversibly damages the carpet. It is not enough to run the vacuum cleaner across the carpet to clean them.
The Right Tools
Simple vacuuming does not work. However, there is a technique to using the vacuum to clean the carpet. To properly clean carpets, slowly run the vacuum across the carpet, and repeating it several times.
A regular sized room takes about 15–20 minutes of vacuuming to remover up to 80% of the dry dirt on the fibres. This should be at least twice a week.
If the carpet is still under warranty, it is best to call a professional carpet cleaner to clean the carpet properly. Most warranties state that the carpet should undergo professional cleaning once every 1 or 1 1/2 years.
The lack of regular professional carpet care might void warranty. Professional steamers should also go through the carpet every six months or more often if there’s a pet dog or cat in the house. The steaming will help remove tough dirt and stains on the carpet.