Don’t you love those moments after you’ve had your carpets professionally cleaned? Everyone loves it when heavy traffic areas are the same color as the rest of the carpet, all those small stains are gone, and everything smells nice and fresh.
Does your home has a lot of traffic? Do you have pets? What about people who frequently spill? If you answered “YES” to any of these question then there is a pretty good chance your carpets look dull and dirty just a few weeks after a professional cleaning. But, there are several things you can do between professional carpet cleanings to help prolong the life of your carpet and to maintain the clean look and feel you get after a professional cleaning.
First – Don’t forget to vacuum. Vacuuming is a critical part of removing dirt, pet dander and hair from your carpets. Check your vacuum to make sure it is set to the correct setting and that all the filters are present and clean. Vacuuming should be done at least once per week for all carpeted areas, and heavy traffic areas need vacuumed a few times each week.
Keep in mind that how you vacuum is also important. You do NOT want to rush. If you have a plush carpet, be especially careful to take your time and go over the carpet several times. In high-traffic areas you should go over the area several times from many directions to ensure you are getting the deepest clean possible.
While simple, vacuuming is the first step toward maintaining that just-cleaned feeling. Another important tip is one that just makes sense. You wan to make sure you clean any spills or stains as soon as possible. The longer you wait after a stain occurs, the more likely it is to set and you will be looking at that spot until your next professional carpet cleaning. Swift Restoration and Cleaning in Ogden, Utah can help with a variety of stains from small to significant to help save your carpet.
If you are able to catch a spill just after it happens, carefully blot the area to remove as much of the spill as possible before using any cleaning solution. There are several different formulas and types of cleaning solutions available. Make sure you use an appropriate cleaner for the type of stain, and don’t forget to test the cleaner in an inconspicuous area to ensure the cleaner won’t discolor your carpet. After it has set, blot the stain from the outside in to avoid spreading the stain.
There are several types of stains and each responds differently to different types of cleaners. A solution of mild detergent, white vinegar and water can help remove a variety of stains including blood, alcohol, coffee, fruit, soft drinks and urine. As a general rule, it is better to be safe than sorry. Carpet is a major investment for homeowners. If you would like a professional carpet cleaner to access the situation just call us at Swift Restoration and Cleaning, we are located in Ogden, Utah and service the surrounding Utah areas.
Over time, despite your best efforts, the carpets in your home or office will require a professional deep cleaning to improve the look and feel, not to mention, prolong the life of the carpet.
Swift Restoration and Cleaning is confident you will be happy with out professional carpet cleaning services. Call today for a FREE on-site estimate.
When choosing a professional carpet cleaner in the Ogden, Utah area you should feel free to ask as may questions as you can regarding their professional experience and training and certifications. Find out if they are members of any organizations, including your local chamber of commerce and any trade organizations, and ask for proof if necessary. Swift Restoration is always happy to provide references for the work we do.
Proper maintenance of your carpets, including professional cleanings, will prolong the life and beauty of your carpets.