Carpet cleaning can be a difficult task, especially if you want it to maintain its fresh and beautiful appearance. However, with effective cleaning strategies, you can easily keep your flooring looking as good as new. Below are some important tips to help you clean your textile floor covering properly, and consequently keep it fresh for a longer period of time.
Regular vacuuming lengthens the life of your rug by preventing a buildup of rough particles that can easily slash carpet fibers. Make sure that you vacuum your flooring at least twice a week in areas of heavy traffic and at least once a week in other areas. To remove soil and dust particles effectively, make sure that the vacuum is always set at the right height. You should also vacuum at a speed that is slow enough to remove as much dirt as possible.
A soil retardant helps rugs to resist liquids, dirt and other substances that can contaminate your rug. If applied properly, this treatment can make the maintenance of your textile floor coverings much easier. As you apply soil retardants, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s advice by using the recommended application techniques and equipment.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should have your flooring cleaned at least twice a year to eliminate buildup of pollutants. In addition, cleaning methods such as steam extraction penetrate to the roots of your carpet and remove the most stubborn stains and dirt. They also remove dust mites that may be destroying your carpet.
All said, proper carpet cleaning is likely to increase the life of your textile floor coverings. If you vacuum regularly, apply soil retardants, and consult professional cleaners at least twice a year, your textile floor coverings will not only remain fresh but also last longer.