The carpets keep their beauty longer if they are thoroughly cleaned at least once a year, a task for which it is convenient to call professionals. You can do it if you know what you do, but it is dirty and huge work, and the methods and home appliances do not yet have the cleaning force available to professionals.
But for day to day these are the cleaning tips:
Know your carpet, and it is important that you know the manufacturer’s recommendations, since it is important to know what kind of materials it is made of.
Opt for steam instead of shampoo:
When buying or renting a carpet cleaner, opt for the steam one. The shampoos, older, use rotary vanes to apply the detergent solution and usually wet them in excess. The film that forms the shampoo is sometimes difficult to remove and causes the carpet to get dirty again.
First Of All The Vacuum
Dust plus water equals mud, a substance almost impossible to remove. Before cleaning the carpet, vacuum thoroughly to remove as much loose dust as possible.
Buy the right products.
Opt for specific products to clean carpets at home and follow the instructions when mixing solutions.
Use a prewash spray and treat very dirty areas before cleaning the carpet.
Beware of moisture
The impregnated carpets are not cleaner but wet. After removing the product, make a second dry pass to remove all possible moisture.
Clean The Carpet According To The Fabric
We must bear in mind that the treatment of carpet stains will depend fundamentally on the material in which it is manufactured. In this advice, we will review the products that you should avoid to remove stains according to the material in question. So the carpet cleaning work that you do will make you carpet look perfectly fresh and clean when done.
If the carpet has the back of latex or rubber sheet, we advise you never to treat it with solvent products as they would seriously damage them. Only if the stain is very small and superficial would the use of these products be indicated.
As for wool rugs woven in the traditional way, we must use specific products because if we do not run the risk of losing color.
If our carpets are made of natural fibers, such as sisal or jute carpets, the difficulties of cleaning have to do with the border that they usually have around the entire perimeter: when washing them, these borders they shrink so they withstand bad cleaning in depth. The most advisable thing is to renew them regularly.
When the material is rayon, we will opt for a dry cleaning system: the use of water would cause the carpet to caking.
And finally, if we have rugs stamped in bright colors, we must bear in mind that the most frequent is that the colors lose intensity with the washes. In any case, the best thing for our carpets to look clean and last as long as possible is that we follow the manufacturer’s instructions or that we seek the opinion of the authorized seller.