How to keep your carpets clean between professional cleanings

When you properly take care of the carpets in your home, you will find that they will last longer and keep your home looking fresh. Clean carpets can also help to reduce illness and allergies, especially in the homes of people that have pets. Follow the tips below in order to best maintain your new carpets.

  • Vacuum regularly. If you vacuum your carpets two to three times a week, it will cut down on the amount of dirt and dust that is ground into the fibers of the carpet. Make sure that you are using a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA (high efficiency particulate) filter. Regular vacuuming will keep the carpet clean so that you do not have to have a professional come in and clean it as often.
  • Do not let stains sit on the carpet. Try to remove any stains or spills on the carpet as quickly as you can to avoid long term stains that will need professional treatment. Sweet’s Chem Dry suggests that you use the Chem Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover to treat spills and protect the carpets. You will simply blot up as much of the spill that you can with a clean white cloth – remember to blot and not to rub back and forth as that can actually cause the spill to be rubbed further into the carpet fibers and can also cause it to spread to a larger area. Once you have removed as much liquid of the spill as possible, then you would apply the spot treatment to a white cloth and blot that onto the area that was affected by the spill.
  • Switch up your routine. Carpet tends to show the most wear in areas that have high foot traffic. When a section of carpet is walked over more than others, this creates a traffic line gray, which is an area where the carpet is worn down and not necessarily “dirty.” Even when a high traffic area is cleaned by professional carpet cleaners, it is impossible to clean away the lines of wear and tear in the carpet itself. To avoid certain areas of the carpet looking older than the rest of it, change around your routine and the walkways by switching up your furniture occasionally. This will help to even out the traffic areas so that you do not have a traffic line in your home.
  • The best possible way to remove odors and stains is to make sure that you are having your carpets cleaned by the professionals twice a year. They can help remove stubborn dirt and spot treat any areas that you were not able to get to right away and have since set in. The professional carpet cleaners can also add an extra layer of carpet protection to your floors that will help prevent further stains or odors, which is especially helpful if you have children or pets.

Contact sweetschemdry.com today to make an appointment for an affordable, safe, and effective carpet cleaning experience!