Perfect DIY Carpet Cleaning Method
The bad condition of the carpet can easily be noticed if it is neglected for a while. For this reason, regular maintenance is necessary to provide not only the good look of the carpet, but also the good quality of the air and even a better health. Here are a few DIY carpet cleaning methods that can help you in this work, if you do not want to spend much money on using professional carpet cleaning services regularly.
How often to perform vacuum cleaning?
Regular vacuum cleaning is essential for keeping your carpet in a good condition. It is recommended to perform this procedure at least three times a week, but if your carpet suffers high traffic, you might consider to extend it to 5 or more times a week.
Thanks to this simple DIY carpet cleaning method, you will be able to remove a big portion of dust, soil and other fine particles that are accumulated on your carpet’s surface every single day. If you neglect this procedure, the indoor air will start to contain particles that are harmful for your health and the carpet will start to emit a bad odour.
How to react when a stain appears?
The soonest you take the right actions the better chance you have to completely eliminate the ugly stain. Do not rub the affected area, as this will damage the fabric and will extend the stain to new territories. Instead blot it with a clean colourless cloth or sponge toward its centre, so the outer edges will not spread further.
If blotting is not enough and the spilled liquid is not water, then you might need to treat the stain with some diluted white vinegar. Another option is to make a mixture of mild dishwashing detergent (1 tbsp.) and water (2 cups). Then agitate the mixture until foam is produced and apply it on the stain. This will prevent overwatering the carpet.
What to do if your carpet is wet?
You need to urgently start to dry it or it might start to develop mould, bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. There are a few ways to do so. Use a hair dryer or air conditioner. You can also absorb the excess moisture by sprinkling some baking soda all over the wet areas and let it dry, then vacuum clean it. This will also effectively clean the surface and will make your carpet to smell like new.
If you still would like to buy a carpet cleaning detergent…
If so, try to find which one is recommended by the carpet’s manufacturer. Opt for an eco-friendly version, since you would not like to put your health at risk by harsh chemicals, especially if you have kids or pets at home.
When to call a professional carpet cleaning company?
If you regularly maintain your carpet, you will need professional carpet cleaners to perform deep cleaning to your carpet once per year or so. However, if you do not have time to regularly maintain your carpet, you might need to call them once every 6 months. Call Mvir Cleaning whenever you would like deep carpet cleaning to be performed to your carpets.