We get asked all the time for carpet care tips. What is the most effective way to remove spots or clean spills? What’s the best way to keep my carpets and rugs clean? Here are our top Carpet Care Tips.
Keep your carpet clean by vacuuming often
Sand and dirt can act like thousands of little razor blades that cut carpet fibers. Damaged carpet stains more easily, and it’s harder to remove the stains from it as well. Vacuum often to remove dirt to help your carpet last longer.
Put rugs outside and inside the front door, and any other entrances so residents and guests can wipe off their shoes before and after entering. This can help catch much of the dirt that people bring in on their feet. That means less vacuuming and longer carpet life.
This is a sure way to make carpet last longer. If you have a nice home with nice carpet, people usually aren’t offended by this policy.
Clean stains quickly and properly
If using a cleaning solvent other than water, apply it to a cloth first, and work it in from the outside of the stain to the center, so you don’t spread the spot. Apply the cleaner, extract (blot), rinse, extract, and repeat until you can’t get more of the stain out. Club soda is effective in getting up fresh stains in carpet too. Just pour some on the spot, let it set for a few seconds, and then sponge it up.