How to Clean Your Carpet?

Nov 15, 2021
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Figuring out how to clean your carpet can be an intimidating task. Whether you have pets, children or frequent foot traffic in your carpeted areas, you’re going to want to keep your carpet clean and in good condition. Often a vacuum is an obvious choice for carpet and while there is a range of vacuums to suit different carpet types, there is also a range of ways to clean your carpet.

 

How To Clean Your Carpet

Carpet cleaning is best done regularly with the correct equipment. If possible, always use a carpet cleaning machine for cleaning your carpets. Carpet cleaning can be done by hand if necessary, but it is time-consuming for large areas.

The Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

Regular vacuuming can help keep dirt from building up on your carpet. Unfortunately, though, vacuuming alone does not rid your carpet of the layers of grime and dust that can build up inside the individual fibres. Carpets are made of absorbent material and once particles have infiltrated the carpet fibres, it is difficult to remove them with an ordinary household vacuum.

Regular Carpet Cleaning

To conduct a regular carpet clean, first, remove all objects and furniture from the carpeted area. Give the carpet a thorough vacuum with your standard vacuum cleaner. Then, if required, use a carpet shampoo product and hot water to spot clean. If possible, choose a day when you can have the windows open to help with the drying process and reduce the chance of mould or mildew occurring in a carpet that hasn’t dried properly.

How to Use a Carpet Cleaning Machine

Carpet cleaning machines can be bought or hired and come in a variety of makes and models. Each works a little differently, and you should read the instruction manual before getting started. The manual will describe how much shampoo and water you need to use for the clean. Use the machine to work your way across the whole carpet area. Once you have cleaned with shampoo, repeat the process using just hot water.

How to Clean Carpet Without a Carpet Cleaning Machine

It is also possible to clean your carpet without a machine but be warned it may take a long time. The method replicates the actions of a machine and involves spraying a mixture of carpet shampoo and warm water over the carpet in small sections. You should then scrub the carpet with a carpet brush to remove the grime contained in the carpet fibres. Towels are then used to soak up as much of the dirty fluid as possible, then the process is repeated with clean water and another set of towels.

Spot Cleaning Without a Carpet Cleaning Machine

Typically, spots and stains on carpets are caused by liquids like wine, coffee, ink, or very greasy, oily substances and foods. It is essential to address a stain as soon as it occurs. Use white paper towels or tissues to blot up as much of the liquid as possible. Work from the outer area of the stain towards the middle. Don’t scrub or apply too much pressure as this may spread the stain and cause carpet damage.

Carpets can be made from a variety of materials, and it is possible to take extra steps to protect your carpet from damage or stain. Reach out to your local Floorworld store for more information and to find the best products for your carpet. For more information visit www.floorworld.com.au or visit your local Floorworld retailer.

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