Keeping your carpets clean can seem like a full-time job. Especially if your home typically has high traffic moving through it or if you have children or pets who are less than careful about spills and cleaning up after themselves. If you know this story all too well and you’re tired of chasing around a vacuum twice a day, or have no time in your busy life to do it, we’ve got some tips for keeping your carpets clean no matter how extreme your situation is.
Here are our top 3 tips for carpet cleaning.
1. Vacuum on the Correct Setting
Regardless of the type and brand of vacuum, you have at home, you can get far better use out of the cleaning tool by using it in the right setting. If the carpet you’re trying to clean is thick with long fibers, be sure to turn the device to that setting. Rollerballs will activate and the bristles will lower to allow for better trapping and sucking up of particles on that style of rug. Low pile rug? Switch to the low or floor setting so the brush roll sits higher and you’re able to suck up loose dirt and debris. The same is true about your speed when using the vacuum. You don’t want to rush and pass over everything too quickly. Chances are you’ll miss dirt. Instead, go slow and allow at least 2 pass overs of the area to clean it properly.
2. Don’t Get too Lax with Cleaning
As with cleaning anything in your home, the longer you let it go, the worse it will get. If you noticed your dog had an accident or saw gum trapped earlier in the day on the floor, don’t let it sit for long. The sooner you can get to it, rub and blot it out and put a cleaner over the stain, the easier it will be to get it off the floor when it comes time for your carpets to be presentable for guests.
3. Leave the Hard Stuff to Us
Sometimes you just don’t have the time, patience or desire to clean up. We get that. After the 15th time mopping up the juice and ten times you told a toddler not to drop the peanut butter, it’s easy to just be “over it”. In these situations, a professional cleaning company like Always Clean can be your solace.
We offer a variety of meticulous cleaning services designed to suit your needs at competitive rates and with convenient appointment times. Gain access to our licensed and insured cleaning professionals. Get in touch today!