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Carpet Cleaning Tips | 3 Carpet Cleaning Insights to Use Everyday

Three cleaning insights to use every day. 

Properly cleaned and maintained carpet would last twice as long. Learn practical strategies for keeping your carpet looking new and fresh for years. 

 

The Science

Dirt is like thousands of little blades that cut carpet fibers. When you walk across a dirty carpet, you grind sharp dirt particles against the yarn, making tiny nicks in the threads. All that fuzz mixed in with the dirt in your vacuum cleaner bags is your beautiful carpet headed out the door one bag at a time. When dirt scratches the fibers, it dulls the sheen, which is why high-traffic areas appear duller than the rest of the carpet. Over time, grinding dust wears away the fibers too, which mats them down and makes them stain more easily. Follow these carpet cleaning tips to keep your floor as dirt-free as possible. 

 

Stain, Stain, Go Away 

Treat stains as soon as they occur. If you notice a stain, tackle it right away. Any spill requires swift action before the substance sets. Apply your chosen cleaner to the spill and gently blot it out with a clean rag. Keeping blotting the spill until its dry and then vacuum the area. Make sure to use a white or neutral-colored towel to clean the stain. You do not want to get dye on your carpeting. 

If you don’t prefer to use a chemical-based cleaner, a combination of vinegar and club soda usually works on stains. Mix equal parts vinegar and club soda and then apply to the stain. 

 

High Traffic Protection 

Use rugs and runners. Carpeting is exposed to a lot of dirt and other contaminants, making carpet cleaning so prevalent. To protect the carpet, make use of area rugs and runners. You do not have to cover all your carpeting. However, areas where spills are likely, would benefit from a carpet or runner. 

For example, you can place a rug under a dining room table. If you have young children, put your area rug where they typically play. 

Under the dining table, coffee table, and in hallways are also prominent areas to cover with rugs.