Published on: June 24, 2010
One of the most important tips for carpet cleaning is prevention. Maintaining your carpet clean will save you money from having to buy expensive cleaning products, or having to call your Chicago cleaning service. But if you do come across a stain, never rub rashly and carelessly at it, this may only cause it to smear and become permanent. Also, doing this will weaken the fiber causing your carpet to wear out quicker.
Stains that are not treated well often reappear at the surface of your carpet. You may have thought you’ve cleaned the stain, but soon after you’ll see the stain making its way to the surface of your rug. To prevent this, cover the stain with a thick cloth and weigh down with something heavy overnight, allowing the cloth to absorb the stain, then, clean as usual. Never use an iron or a hair dryer to dry a carpet stain; this will only seal the stain permanently on your rug. Make sure to steam clean your carpet as often as needed. To have a clean carpet, you need to have it either cleaned by a professional cleaning service or you will need to use a deep cleaning machine. A thorough cleaning will be needed at the very least every six months to a year.
For particularly obstinate mold and mildew, you can go in for a professional grade carpet cleaner. Or you can just slightly brush the area with a solution of hydrogen peroxide (one part of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to five parts of water), provided you are sure that the solution doesn’t harm the fabric of the carpet. Watch for spills and take care of them quickly to maintain a clean carpet. Just using water on the spill will help most spills. And, if that doesn’t work, expand your search. You will find several products on the market that can help you to get rid of spills quickly. These products range in uses and can be helpful when you match them with the type of spill that has occurred. You can also use a mixture of water and vinegar to help you keep the stains out. If not, contact your local Chicago maid service, and they’ll do the job for you. Taking immediate action can help to prevent spills from becoming stains leaving you with a clean carpet.
A clean carpet is one that is taken care of. Take the time to vacuum often enough and make sure to do it correctly. That means going over the floor in several directions to allow the vacuum to pick up all the debris it can. A high quality vacuum is the best choice. Make sure to use it correctly as you are directed by the manufacturer. Also, make sure to keep the bags or containers empty and filters clean as well. Also, use the mildest cleaning products available in the market on your carpet. Use only harsher ones with stubborn stains and certain spillages. Mild carpet shampoos are still always the best solution. Our Chicago Cleaning Services use only the best of cleaning materials, such as the SEBO vacuum and a variety of eco-friendly products. Our carpet cleaning method is a triple action service. We vacuum and prepare the carpet, shampoo, and extract. Shampooing a carpet won’t do much good if you don’t have a good extraction system.
The proper use of an entrance mat will help clean off people’s shoes and will keep most of the tracked in soils off the carpet surfaces. When using entrance mats there are two very important considerations for making them as effective as possible. There also needs to be mats placed outside the building. These will remove the larger particles of soil. The second is they must be cleaned on a regular basis before they reach the point of total saturation. When a mat reaches this point it can no longer hold the soils and they end up spilling onto the floors it is protecting. Monitoring areas outside the building and well positioned entrance mats are ways we can prevent most of the soils from entering the house or building. No matter how efficient your protective maintenance is, a certain amount of soil will get in. This means you can’t avoid having your carpet cleaned, but you can avoid doing it yourself. If you’re low on time or simply cannot clean your carpet yourself, contact your local maid service. Many chicago Housekeeping services offer carpet cleaning as an option. We’re only a call away! (888) 498-MAID