Caring For Your Carpets After They Have Been Professionally Cleaned

If you plan to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to clean your carpets then you have made an extremely wise decision. The advantages of using professionals, rather than trying to do it yourself, are that the job gets done quickly, efficiently, and most importantly, it will get done correctly.

One aspect of having clean carpets is that after the carpet cleaning company has completed their work, there is a lot that you can do to keep them looking clean for as long as possible. Some of these actions can also help to prolong the life of your carpets too.

Stick To A Vacuuming Routine

One of the simplest ways to help keep your carpet clean, and to prolong its life is to have a regular vacuuming routine. Ideally, twice a day, but at the very least once every day. The reason is it removes visible dirt, but more importantly, it removes lots of invisible undesirables

This includes small pieces of grit that wear a carpet and cause it to be replaced sooner than it need have been. Vacuuming also helps to remove microscopic things that are harmful to our health such as bacteria, pollen, and other allergens.

Blot Spills Immediately

For many carpets that have stains on them, the main cause is liquids being spilled on them. Apart from the stain itself, liquids, once they have soaked into a carpet can cause horrible odours, and they can also damage the deeper fibres of the carpet.

The big mistake many make in cleaning up spillages is that they try to wipe all around it,. All this does is spread the liquid, making the extent of the stain bigger. Ideally, you want to use an absorbent towel to blot any spilled liquid by dabbing it.

No Walking On It When It Is Wet

Whenever your carpets are wet you should not allow anyone to walk on them. You might be asking how they could be wet, and the answer is normally following them being professionally cleaned, or after a liquid has been cleaned away after being spilled on the carpet.

The reason is not to keep your footwear dry, but instead due to the fact that moisture in the carpet acts like a magnet to tiny pieces of dirt and grit that will be on the shoes, even if the shoes look clean.

No Shoes But Keep Socks On

Lots of households insist that everyone, including themselves, removes their shoes before walking across carpets, and for good reason. What many people do is that they remove their shoes and their socks and often walk about barefoot on the comfortable carpet underneath their feet.

What they are not aware of is that those bare feet are actually causing issues for the carpet. We say those feet, to be precise it is the oils that are on the skin of the feet which is transferred to the carpet and this can contain dirt and germs. So no shoes, but make sure everyone keeps their socks on or wears slippers.

Pets vs Carpets

As adorable as they are, pets are often the #1 enemy of your carpet. Their fur, the oils from their skin, and the occasional accident, all conspire to stain and damage carpets.

It might seem simplistic to say keep an eye on them, but that is actually the best way to stop them causing issues. You might also wish to limit which carpets your pets are allowed to walk or lie on.