Carpets are notorious for being dirt-catchers. They are exposed to dust, stain, and even your pet’s hair and its various discharges. Having a carpet cleaning schedule will make sure that your carpets last longer. This is also advantageous hygiene-wise. Regular cleaning of your carpets takes care of all the grime and bacteria still trapped in their fiber. Here are some tips on how to make an excellent carpet cleaning schedule that will work for you.
Consider these two things when vacuuming carpets:
- Do it slowly. Haphazard vacuuming basically defeats the purpose. Go back and forth for at least fifteen minutes before moving on to the next.
- Be regular. The key here is regularity. Make sure that you include twice or thrice-a-week vacuuming in your carpet cleaning schedule.
Vacuuming is not enough, however. While these removes some of the pollutants, some might still be stubbornly lodged in the innermost carpet fibers. There is a need to go beyond vacuuming to make sure you have eliminated all the dirt that remain trapped in your carpets.
Another thing that you should include in your carpet cleaning schedule is dry steaming your carpet once a month. This is basically adding yet another layer in carpet cleaning. As said earlier, vacuuming is not enough. Dry steaming your carpet takes away some of the most stubborn grime from your carpets. Just make sure that you have read the fine print of your carpets. Some might get damaged when exposed to heat so dry steaming would not be a good idea. Most carpets at present, however, are dry steam-friendly. If you do this at least once a month, you can have a great looking and smelling carpet in no time.
If you want to keep your carpets at tiptop shape for a longer period of time, you also have to employ professional cleaning services. You can do this at least twice or thrice in a year. Professionals know how to get rid of all the dirt trapped in your carpets by using the right kind of equipment. Going to professional cleaners is an excellent investment, one that would help you maintain the look and cleanliness of your carpets.
What you should be careful with is choosing whose services you will employ. Make sure they know what they are doing. If not, you might end up with damaged carpets or haphazard cleaning that you could have done yourself without a fee. This is why you should also know a thing or two when it comes to carpet cleaning. You can ask questions to identify whether or not the company really knows how to sanitize carpets.
Having pets in the house will definitely upend your carpet cleaning schedule. This certainly does not mean that you should avoid having pets altogether. What this implies is that you might have to employ professional carpet cleaning services more frequently compared to homes without pets. Pet discharges and hair might become a problem in the long run. Stay above the fray by having your carpets cleaned professionally at least thrice or four times in a year. Vacuuming weekly and dry steaming monthly should be done in between professional cleaning. Having such a routine will keep the germs and grime at bay until the next deep cleaning session.
When a carpet gets to be at the receiving end of practically any spill, act immediately. Wash it out before it becomes a permanent stain. Its smell might also become offensive if not properly and immediately taken care of. Again, take note of the dos and don’ts of cleaning your carpets. Some might be dry clean only. You might cause more damage if you try and remove the stain with water.
Air them out
If you have good weather outdoors with a large helping of sunlight, it is time to air your carpets out. This will eliminate offensive odor. Sunlight can also dry out the moist and kill some bacteria. Airing your carpets out provides so many benefits. Maximize these benefits by having the carpets undergo a good vacuuming after airing them out.
Check the fine print
All carpets come with a detailed description of how they should be maintained. This can help you come up with an appropriate carpet cleaning schedule. It will also help you avoid damages in your carpets because it will specify how the carpets should be cleaned. The fine print will tell you the dos and don’ts when it comes to cleaning your carpets.
Having a carpet cleaning schedule is essential if you want your carpets at their best. Prestige Property Services can help you with that. With our well-reviewed services, we can definitely assure you that we can take care of your carpets and other cleaning needs. Contact us now so we can schedule an on-site consultation as soon as possible.