Carpet Cleaning Springfield MO Tips

6 Important Carpet Cleaning Tips from a 25-Year Veteran of the Carpet Cleaning Industry

Tip #1 – You should at the very least, clean the carpet using a good strong vacuum cleaner several times a week. Vacuuming 3-5 times a week would be even better.

We just can’t say this enough, the single most important cleaning tip is a regular good vacuuming of the carpet. Remember vacuuming 3-5 times a week is the ideal amount, this may sound like a lot, try to pick certain days each week to do this. This will keep the carpets from getting heavily soiled. 80% – 90% of the soils in the carpet can be removed this way.

Tip #2 – For the best cleaning results vacuum slowly and thoroughly.

I know that you are often very busy, and you may want to rush or skip through doing this, but make sure you do it slowly and vacuum thoroughly and with some kind of pattern. If you do it too quickly the vacuum cleaner will not have a chance to remove the proper amount of the soils and grit that it was designed to do, in-turn not getting the carpets very clean.

Tip #3 – Spend Extra Time on High Traffic Areas.

Make sure to spend more time on the high traffic areas. Included areas are around and in between doorways, hallways, and places that one may put their feet a lot of the time. If you are short of time, this can give your home that freshly vacuumed appearance without taking too much time and energy.

Tip #4 – At your most commonly used entrance doors leading from the outside, it will greatly help if you will place some outdoor carpeting such as a welcome mat or rug. These mats and rugs can be easily cleaned and rinsed by using a water hose. It is also helpful to place a mat or old carpeting down on your garage floor where you step out of your vehicle, this will catch most of the soils that you have collected on our shoes while out and about.

Entry rugs inside the home, should be cleaned on a regularly basis too. By the use of these methods, the time between carpet cleanings inside the home will be greatly extended.

Tip #5 – Using Baking Soda to Remove Smells.

One other super carpet cleaning tip is to use baking soda to help rid and banish smells. You may put a small amount in the vacuum bag, waste container, and also lightly spread some on the carpets too. It helps to remove the smells from the carpet and will also help to keep the vacuum from smelling bad also.

Tip #6 – Have a Professional Steam Clean the Carpets

It’s a very important idea to have your carpet professional steam cleaned every 12-18 months. Even using the vacuum on a regular basis can’t remove all the things in the carpet, such as the allergens, stains, the germs, and don’t forget all the pet dander from those lovely four legged family members. You could rent a small steam cleaner from the grocery or home improvement store and try to save some money, but if you are not a professional and you use a machine with poor performance, you may actually cause more harm than good. Most rental or small do-it yourself machines simply don’t have enough power to remove all the soaps and detergents that they put in the carpet, resulting in your carpet attracting soils even faster. Steam cleaning, also called “Hot Water Extraction” once or even twice a year will keep the carpets in a better condition both in cleanliness and it will help make our home a healthier place for you and your family too!

Of course, you may choose to rent a steam cleaning machine and do the cleaning yourself, especially if you have already had your carpet professionally cleaned and have an idea of what type of equipment to look for. Be careful, though: do-it-yourself rental units do not clean as thoroughly or as powerfully as professional units. In fact, some cleaning units may actually damage the carpet. That’s why it’s important to look around and check out several carpet cleaning systems before making a final decision as to which one to rent.

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