Carpet has always been a very popular choice for home owners due to the number of advantages it has. It gives character and color to any room in your home, whether you choose a casual ambiance or opt for a more formal and elegant setting, carpet can do the trick. Carpet also provides much extra comfort; the plush feel you get when you are walking around barefoot cant be matched by any other type of floor covering
As much as you would like to preserve your carpet in the best way possible, accidents do and can happen. Spills and stains can mark your carpet permanently, if not given immediate care. Although carpet is relatively low-maintenance, the nature of its material demands a weekly or twice weekly routine carpet clean. As well as that, specific stains need certain concoctions. For example, red wine spills are to be treated with cold water and salt before being vacuumed while acid stains require baking soda, cold water and club soda.
Routine cleaning always begins with vacuuming. It is advised that you vacuum your carpet at least once a week in areas that are rather unused, and twice a week for areas that have high traffic. Consistent vacuuming can preserve your carpet longer because it thwarts the incidence of build up which may cut through the carpet fibers.Remember to empty or replace the bag once it is two thirds full.
Wall to wall carpet vacuuming, especially in large rooms, can be very labor-intensive and time consuming . If it is not done properly, the vacuuming can be pointless. One very good technique is to split the floor by equal sections, run the vacuum cleaner on one section thoroughly before moving on to the next. In this way, you will be certain that no space is left untouched.
DO NOT rush your vacuuming task, especially if you have a plush-type of carpet. The build and materials of plush carpets allow the dust and soils to be easily embedded in to the carpet. One run will not be enough for this type of carpet, so make sure you allow plenty of time for the suction to do its dirty job. In areas of heavy traffic activity such as the living room, go over it a few times with criss-cross strokes.
Newly cleaned carpets can be treated with soil retardants(carpet protector) if you wish to do so, so ask your carpet cleaner if they have this kind of treatment ie scotchgaurd,teflon or any professional carpet protector. Soil retardants or carpet protectors help prevent the re-soiling of carpet, and stops liquid from penetrating to the carpet fibers. Essentially, soil retardants extend the life of your carpet
Lastly, always put a little bit of baking soda into your vacuum bag. Baking soda has been proven to eliminate and prevent unpleasant odors. This will definitely leave your carpet smelling crisp,fresh and clean! Taking care of your carpet could be cumbersome but well worth the effort! Unless you plan on taking up the entire carpet flooring in place of a new one(very costly), you would want to preserve it in the best way possible. Contact KPs to save the life of your carpet flooring!