Did you just get new carpet? Then this article is for you! When protecting your carpet, and ensuring the quality of your indoor air doesn’t become compromised, it pays to know the following four tips.
#1: Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar; your two secret weapons in the battle against carpet stains! If you’ve tried numerous methods for removing stubborn stains from your carpets, these powerful cleaning agents, along with the use of an iron will have them removed in a jiffy. Just follow the directions below:
- Using 1 tablespoon of baking soda (depending on size of stain) along with some water, proceed to agitate the stain and rinse thoroughly.
- Using a mixture of 1/4 white vinegar and 3/4 water, liberally spray the stain with your newly mixed solution.
- Apply a clean, damp, white damp cloth towel over the stain.
- Using the steam setting on an iron, iron over the damp towel.
#2: Lose the Shoes
Removing your shoes prior to stepping foot onto your carpeting really does go a long way in ensuring your carpet stays clean for longer lengths of time between professional cleanings. Place a shoe rack or basket near the door to “hold” outside shoes. To further protect your carpet, always wear socks when inside, as the oils from your skin are easily transferable to your carpet.
#3: Vacuums; Your Carpets’ Best Friend
Your carpet is your home’s largest filter. That said, your carpet plays a critical role in the quality of air you breathe inside, and the health of your family. But with everyday life comes dirt, bacteria, germs and debris…kind of disgusting, right? By frequently vacuuming your carpet, with a good quality vacuum once a week (minimum), will allow you to remove the dirt.
#4: Periodic Cleaning; Done by Professionals
Your carpet is one of the most expensive investments you can make as a homeowner. To protect your investment, and improve your home’s indoor air quality, it is necessary to have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.
Professional carpet cleaners, such as those found at Carpet Cleaning Service AZ, begin all cleanings by thoroughly inspecting your carpeting in order to identify any problem areas such as pet or other types of stains. For more information, or to schedule service, be sure to contact us at (602) 633-2015.