Carpets are very well known to be one of the best flooring solutions out there. They are beautiful, stylish and classy, but on the other hand keeping your carpets and area rugs clean is often energy and time consuming. What is more, the end results rarely match your expectations and wishes.
What is the best thing to do? Well, if your carpets are really dirty and you do not have the skills or resources to clean them up on your own, it is highly advisable that you give your local cleaning company a call and get the rugs professionally cleaned. The carpet cleaners are going to use professional equipment, most probably high-end steam cleaning tools that guarantee optimal results quickly and hassle free and restore your carpets in the condition they have been at the time you have first installed them.
Once you get your carpets professionally cleaned, it is time to consider how you are going to maintain them in the condition they are currently in. It goes without saying that you cannot use carpet cleaning services every week, but fortunately now your carpets are in a condition that is really easy to maintain. All you need to do is follow three simple rules and you are never going to have problems with carpet cleaning anymore.
- First and foremost, you should make sure that your carpet is properly vacuumed at any time. That would be the step requiring the most effort, but if you do the vacuuming every day, you will not have that much to take care of actually. Thus you are going to ensure that sand, dust, dirt and other agents do not take permanent residence deep in the fabrics of your carpet thus damaging the longevity of its life. The general rule is that the carpet should be vacuumed once a week for every member of the household (pets included), but you should not get below three times a week.
- Another thing to look after when you want carpets in a perfect condition is to not let stains of any sort stay on the fabric for a long time. Remove stains as soon as they occur, because the longer they stay, the harder it is going to get rid of them. Water is usually enough to do the job, but if the stain is more stubborn, you can try adding some simple dishwashing detergent. Remember – red wine is best cleaned with white wine and you should use salt to treat grease stains.
- In order to reduce the amount of dirt and dust that enters your household and inevitable gets on the carpet, you can think about adding a no-shoes in the house policy – that is, if there is already a shoes-in-the-house policy at your home. Putting a mat at your front door is also going to do miracles with the amount of dirt that enters your home, and will definitely save you effort and time from cleaning the carpets.