Installing a carpet can make any room look elegant and far from ordinary. It doesn’t matter whether it is made from wool, silk, or polyester. It is all about how to maximize its usage. Carpets also offer several benefits among its users.
For one, it can catch allergens and improves air quality. It also reduces noise because the carpet absorbs it. It also provides comfort and warmth when stepping on a soft, plush, and warm carpet. Plus, it adds aesthetic value in any room and even makes it look bigger.
While we already know that carpets should be cleaned regularly, there are times that we actually do damage to our carpets without us realizing it. That is why it is important to know how to proper carpet cleaning. At the same time, here are some common cleaning mistakes you should avoid.
1. You ignore carpet stains.
A lot of carpet owners tend to wait for a few months before they clean their carpets. But this practice can do more harm on your carpet surface.
For one, stains that have been left ignored may be harder to remove and may be more likely to become permanent. Worse, these stains can even damage the carpet material.
2. You scrub your carpet too much.
Once a stain occurs, you should clean it immediately so it won’t cause a permanent mark on the carpet. However, you should be careful when cleaning off the stains.
Vigorously rubbing it can damage the carpet material. The damage may become worse if you use the wrong carpet cleaner. Instead of rubbing it, blot the stain as soon as it occurs using a commercial cleaner especially made for carpets.
3. DIY cleaning may do more damage than you think.
Cleaning the carpet on your own can save you money from hiring professional cleaners. However, cleaning a carpet is easier said than done.
It might not be as effective as having them cleaned by professionals. Avoid over-shampooing and over-wetting your carpet as it may cause color fading and damage the carpet material.
4. You ignore professional cleaning.
In the first place, professional carpet cleaners should know the right way of cleaning carpets because they most likely have been in the business for years. That is why it only makes sense to let them take care of your carpet care needs.
Otherwise, you can end up damaging your precious (and expensive) carpet. For the meantime, you can still clean your carpet on a regular basis. Here are some tips for maintaining your carpet’s optimum condition.
1. Regularly vacuum your carpet.
For smaller carpets or rugs, make sure to give it a good shake outside your house. This is to remove any dust and dirt that may have been stuck in the carpet fibers. Wear a face mask so you won’t be able to inhale the dust that may cause adverse reactions.
2. Look for a rubber backing to prevent slipping.
Clean any stains the moment it occurs. Don’t let it sit for too long, or it may cause permanent stain marks on your carpet.
Carpets should be maintained often. It can be expensive, so it only makes sense to give it the best care and maintenance to ensure its longevity and vibrant appeal.