A Few Easy Methods for Carpet Cleaning
People who have children, pets and are simply very allergic to dust will need to have a regular carpet cleaning service for their home. This is especially true when you have the habit of strolling in and out of your home without caring to take off your shoes. You will certainly need to vacuum your carpet once every day and have a hot water extraction or steam cleaning once every 3 months. Only a person living an isolated life, with no friend or family visits and who would rather stay curled on your couch can afford to not attend to their carpet for some months.
It is certain that you are in the first group I cited, if not, you won’t be reading this article. A good tip would be to vacuum your carpet daily, to keep dirt from piling up in its fabrics. When dirt builds up in a carpet, it results in damage to the fibers and consequently destruction of your carpet. It would also prove inadvertently wise to clean spots in your home that are not easy to reach, one time every week. It seems overly emphasized, but you should take a look at the dust bag content via a microscope to see the huge amount of accumulated dirt.
The easiest way to clean your carpet would be to share it out in sections. With a vacuum cleaner, clean each section slowly, systematically and in a crisscross pattern. It does not matter how strong the vacuum cleaner you are using is, it is not enough to simply pass over the carpet for a good cleaning job.
You will also ease you work by marking sections that are frequently threaded by people, especially places where feet rest when seated on or walk on. Such portions of the carpet would require more attention and vacuuming when you are doing your regular carpet cleaning.
Follow up the cleaning of your carpet with the application of a high quality soil retardant, so that dust and soil absorption would be significantly reduced. To give your carpet a good smell, use your favorite scented freshener. There is a huge variety of fresheners in the market, so what you choose would depend solely on your favorite scents. To have a DIY scent, simply get some dry herbs, a teaspoon each of cloves, cinnamon and baking soda. Blend them together and spread this powder on the carpet. Wait for about 10-15 minutes then vacuum the carpet. Another option would be to spray some potpourri oil on 1 cup of baking soda. Sprinkle this mixture on the carpet and wait for twenty minutes before you continue vacuuming.