Maintenance of carpets

Maintenance of carpets

Daily maintenance of your carpet is not difficult, you can easily clean your carpet with the vacuum cleaner. It is annoying when stains or damage start to appear on the carpet.

Options for cleaning your carpet
For daily maintenance it is best to vacuum your carpet regularly, try to clean your carpet once every two days. You can also use a carpet cleaner, which is a kind of shampoo for your carpet. As option three, you can use a dry shampoo, also called baking soda. This product is environmentally friendly and also cheap. You sprinkle some salt over your carpet and leave it for 15 minutes, then you vacuum it up. The baking soda will remove pests and odors. When you put a table on a carpet, it may happen that flat parts form where you stand the table leg. You can use an ice cube for this, the moisture can straighten the spot again. You can also easily knock out your carpet mats outside, this is often useful to get all the dust out.

Treat your stains quickly
Most carpets are treated with a dirt-resistant layer, which makes most stains relatively easy to treat as long as you get them quickly. It is often the case that the longer you wait, the deeper the dirt penetrates the fiber. You naturally want to prevent the stain from eventually becoming permanent. If you've made a stain on your carpet, try to blot up as much of the excess liquid with a paper towel first. It is very important not to rub! Rubbing can deform and damage the fiber. This is often the case with wool or silk carpets. After that, it is best to treat the stain with a stain remover.

Have your carpet professionally cleaned
When you hire a professional to clean your carpet, you extend the life of your carpet. Removing accumulated dirt and debris can ensure that you can enjoy your carpet for many years to come. For example, dust and dirt are more likely to adhere to carpet that is already dirty than to a clean carpet. Stains that are deeper in the carpet can also be removed, vacuuming often only cleans the surface. An example of stubborn stains are: coffee stains, mud, soil, ink and red wine stains. These stains are often difficult to remove, so it is best to have them removed by a professional.

Leave the dirt out
To make your carpet last a long time, it is smart not to walk on the carpet with dirty shoes. By removing your shoes at the entrance, you prevent the dirt from outside that is under your shoes from being spread throughout the house. Your carpet will also wear out less quickly if you do not walk on it with shoes. By walking on your carpet with socks, slippers or bare feet, the carpet has much less to endure.
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