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Useful DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips

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by Bonnie Jones
(Chicago, USA)

Keeping your home carpets in peak condition is not always easy, but here are some useful DIY carpet cleaning tips that will ensure that they always look their best & last the distance!.

Tip #1

Make sure that you get a deep cleaning of the carpet as often as it is needed. To achieve a clean carpet, you’ll need to have it cleaned by a professional or you’ll need to use a deep cleaning machine.

There are advantages and disadvantages to this method, although a thorough cleaning is needed every six months or so.

Tip #2

Keep your eye out for spills and take care of them in a quick manner to keep your carpet clean. Simply using water on a spill will help most of them.

If that doesn’t work, simply expand your search. You’ll find several products out there on the market that can help you get rid of spills quick.

The products range in use and can be helpful when matching them with the different types of spills. You can also use a mixture of water and vinegar to help you keep stains out. By taking immediate action you can prevent spills from becoming stains that leave you with a dirty and messy carpet.

Tip #3

A clean carpet is a carpet that has been taken care of very well. You should always take the time to vacuum your carpet often and make sure you do a good job.

This means going over the floor in several directions to allow the vacuum time to pick up all it can. High quality vacuums are the best choice, as they get up the most debris.

Tip #4

The proper use of entrance will greatly help to clean off people’s shoes and keep most of the tracked soils off the surface of the carpet.

You should always use entrance mats outside of your doors and make sure that anyone who enters your home use the mats to help get debris and dirt off of their shoes before they enter.

You can also take off your shoes and request that guests do the same, prior to entering your home.

Around 80% of the soils that enter a building or home are dry. The remaining 20% are greases, oils and starches. The dry soil types are easily removed by vacuuming. As long as they are removed on a daily basis, it will help to minimize the damage to the carpet.

Maintaining and keeping a clean carpet is more than just healthy, as it can also help to prolong the life of the carpet. If you have just laid the carpet, you are already aware of the expenses involved with doing so.

Even if you haven’t had this done, you probably know the benefits of keeping a clean carpet. A clean carpet will add value to the home if it is maintained well.

It will also help to keep the home free from odors as well. Also, it will help to make a comfortable living area for your friends and your family.

Updated: May 17, 2013 — 1:38 pm

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