At Be Clean Abingdon, we take pride in our ability to provide professional carpet cleaning to thousands of homes. In fact, with many years of service under our belt, we thought it would be great to share some tips and tricks on how to best do carpet cleaning from our house cleaners. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got wall-to-wall carpeting or individual movable pieces, the tips apply to them all. So, sit back, relax and take a look at some important tricks for cleaning your carpets effectively.
How often should you do carpet cleaning?
According to our experience and professional cleaners, you need to clean your carpets using a vacuum cleaner at least once a week. And increase this to around twice a week if your household has pets and young children. As for deep cleaning your carpets, this should be done approximately every six months. The ultimate purpose of cleaning your carpets both regularly and on a less frequent basis (for deep cleaning) is to get rid of dirt and debris, loose dust particles, reduce and remove unpleasant odours, as well as ensure that your carpets maintain their appearance and longevity. Overall, carpets are an important investment in your home and should be maintained in order to preserve them for longer enjoyment.
With this in mind, you might be wondering how to go about cleaning your carpets the professional way. Here are some of our most important tips:
Vacuuming your carpets should be done as frequently as once a week and even more frequently if you have pets or young children in your home. Although it may seem like a bit of a drag, our Abingdon cleaners recommend that you first remove all or most of the movable furniture out of the way so that you have cleared the space to vacuum more effectively and get in those hard-to-reach places. Start in a methodical manner working from left to right and top to bottom of the room. This will ensure that you don’t miss any spots on your carpet and this tip applies whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting or standalone rugs.
Sometimes, spills happen on our carpets and if left untreated, they can not only result in unsightly stains but also leave odours behind, which can be difficult to get rid of. We all want our homes smelling as nice as possible so dealing with spot stains and spills immediately is a good idea. When you’re dealing with a spot stain, you’ve got two primary options available to you. You can use a mixture of vinegar and water which you would spray onto the stain using a spray bottle, followed by using a dry cloth or an old dry towel to blot the stain. Never rub the stain because this will igrain it deeper into the carpet. In addition, make sure that you don’t saturate the fabric so that it gets onto your floors, especially wooden ones, as this will damage them. In addition, once the cleaning process is finished, you will want to air dry the carpets or rugs naturally. You can also use a fan to help with the process.
Another option is to use a mixture of salt and bicarbonate soda, which you will sprinkle liberally onto the stain. Leave the mixture to do its magic for around an hour and make sure that no one walks or steps onto the treated carpet or rug. After the time has passed, you should use a vacuum cleaner to ensure that you suck out the bicarb/salt mixture and you’ll be left with a much cleaner, brighter and fresher smelling carpet.
With regard to deep cleaning such as a hot water extraction method or steam cleaning, you need to consider doing this every six months. This is to ensure that your carpets’ stains do not get even deeper into the carpets, making them much harder to clean and get rid of. It’s also an excellent way to ensure that you remove bad odours and that your carpets look like new.
Choose us for reliable and trusted carpet cleaning services in Oxford
Whether deep cleaning or spot cleaning, you can always rely on our professionals for your carpet cleaning services in Abingdon. Our experts are carefully trained to ensure that they help you with the most stubborn stains and their years of experience mean they have a trick or two up their sleeves to help you address stains you thought were untreatable. So, all you need to do is get in touch with us and we’ll be at your doorstep ready to tackle any carpet stain you might have. Reach out! We’re just a call or a click away.