In conjunction with your carpet care, routine vacuuming and spot cleaning, carpet manufacturers recommend you get the carpets professionally cleaned one to two times a year. Carpets exposed to a lot of foot traffic and dustier climates as well as homeowners with asthma and allergy tendencies and with indoor pets should get the carpets cleaned every six months. When you do dedicate the time and money into getting the carpet professionally cleaned, you generally want to extend that beautiful carpet glow as long as possible. To help you in your efforts, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning have compiled some pointers on how you keep the professional clean for your carpets longer.
How to Keep Carpet Clean After Hiring Professional Cleaners
1) Let the carpets dry. During a professional cleaning, the technicians will use powerful extraction equipment to circulate water to push the detergent through the carpet in order to pull out the deep rooted soil, stains, and odors. At the conclusion of the service, the carpets are left vibrant, fresh, and slightly damp. The specialists will often leave directions before they leave including the general time the carpets will take to fully dry. Keep in mind it varies depending on climate and weather conditions and other factors. In any case, before you let the household start walking on the carpet, ensure they are completely dry. Additionally, same rule applies if you treat spills and stains.
2) Cover the feet with socks or indoor slippers only. Do not track worn shoes over freshly cleaned carpets; too much filth will be tracked in to mar the carpets. Avoid bare feet as well; because the natural oil skin produces will smear on the carpet’s surface where dust will settle. Stick to wearing socks or slipper that is exclusively worn indoors.
3) Instantly respond to carpet spills. Any substances that fall onto carpets can potentially leave a stain. The longer they sit, the harder they are to remove. Any accidental spills should be cleaned up right away. When treating spills and spots, first try using pure water, avoid using hot water. In the event water is not enough, do not skip the patch test performed test in an inconspicuous area to ensure the color or fibers will not be compromised, whether you prefer carpet cleaners or homemade solutions. Carpet fibers will soak up substances with rubbing techniques so make sure you practice blotting to absorb it into the sponge or rag instead. When treating the spills, never use implements that have dyes or prints as they can potentially be transferred to the carpet; only use white paper towels, cloths, and towels.
4) Vacuum carpet. Daily vacuuming is recommended and contrary to popular myth, you vacuum 2-3 times a day and you cannot damage the carpets with excessive vacuuming. Whether they look like they need it or not, the carpets have dirt, pollutants, contaminates, allergens, and debris that will contribute to damage if not removed. To help keep the carpets looking immaculate after a professional cleaning, be sure to vacuum as frequently as possible.