Carpet Cleaning Tips in Auckland

carpet cleaning tipsYou have a lot of choices when selecting a carpet cleaning company for your home or business. It is essential to understand the different types of carpet cleaning methods used by other companies as not all cleaning methods work for your carpet. Here are 10 carpet cleaning tips you have to consider;

10 Carpet Cleaning Tips

1. Vacuum regularly

It’s always a good idea to vacuum your carpet every few days. Regular vacuuming removes dust and soil that will sink to the rug’s bottom and degrade the fibres if not removed. Cleaning your carpet will lengthen the life of your carpets. It is getting rid of as much of the dirt that damages carpets as possible.

Professional carpet cleaning extends the life of your carpet. Vacuuming at least once a week will significantly help towards protecting your carpets. Not only does your carpet look better after a vacuum, but it will prolong its life too.

2. Always blot; don’t scrub

If you’ve spilt something on your carpet, then grab a clean cloth or paper towel and blot carefully from outside-in to take out as much of the moisture as possible. Do not be tempted to rub or scrub, as this will only spread the stain further.

3. Clean carpets regularly 

Dirt is your primary enemy. Your carpet will attract dirt, allergens, pet hair, lint as well as oils. All of these act like sandpaper that will damage carpet fibres.

4. Carpet stain removal

    • Using a paper towel or clean white cloth, blot up what you can see off the immediate spillage.
    • Carry on blotting the stain until as much as possible on the surface until the colour has gone.
    • Make a mix of freshwater and white vinegar using four parts to 1.
    • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it over the affected area, a little at a time.
    • Blot the area again to remove excess moisture and repeat the process until all of the stains have disappeared.
    • Place kitchen towels over the area and place something substantial on top of the towels to absorb moisture and dry the carpet.
    • Leave for a couple of hours before removing the kitchen towels. If the stain is no longer visible and hasn’t transferred onto the kitchen towels, you pulled it successfully.
    • If there are still signs of the stain, then call in a professional carpet cleaner.

5. Use Door Mats

Doormats make a difference. Placing a doormat at every entrance to your home will help remove a large proportion of the dirt that makes its way into your home. Taking off shoes will also make a remarkable difference in the amount of soil tracked onto your carpets.

6. Avoid shop-bought stain removers

Without naming any names, we’ve seen first hand the damage that many of these products bring. Not just ineffective, they also cause damage to carpets. If you’re unsure about using a particular product, then make up a mixture of mild vinegar and water or use water for safe carpet cleaning.

7. Rearrange furniture

Rearranging your home furniture will prolong the life of your carpets. Relocating furniture is a pretty simple way to change traffic patterns. Spread the wear and tear among more sections of the rug.

8. Rental carpet cleaners

DIY home cleaning or renting a rug doctor type equipment is okay for spot cleaning. However, it will be essential to hire a professional carpet cleaning service for deep cleaning. 

A professional carpet cleaning service is, without a doubt, able to accomplish a deeper clean. In short, it can help lengthen the life of your carpets.

9. Stain protection

Carpet protection such as Scotchguard helps stop stains from penetrating the fibres of your carpets and upholstery. The product makes it easier to remove stains. It also prevents dry soil from sticking to your carpet and becoming abrasive. If you’ve splurged the cash on an expensive rug, then it’s worthwhile spending a little more on a protector.

10. Regular Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

Regular professional cleaning is vital. Even though your manufacturer’s warranty recommends cleaning every 18 months, we all know that cleaning every 6-12 months is more desirable. Thus, it is mainly of significance to locations that get heavy foot traffic and families with children and pets. 

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Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021