You’ve just gotten your carpets professionally cleaned and you’re loving the fresh, new look, but you want it to keep it that way! Don’t let them slip back to their previous state, take some tips from the pros and save yourself the headache of having to replace your carpets entirely or needing another cleaning sooner than you should.
Before the professional cleaners leave your home make sure to ask them about their options for a protective coating. When you bought your carpet it was already treated with stain resisting properties and soil resistors such as Scotch Guard, but after about 2-3 years that coating wears off. There’s no need to panic, just ask your cleaners to re-treat your carpet and you’ll be protected for another 2-3 years, totally worth the minimal cost!
Treat Stains Immediately
Don’t wait to clean a spill on your carpet, 99% of stains can be removed as long as they are treated right away, and we mean RIGHT away! Start with using a white cloth and blotting, not rubbing, the stain with warm water. Patience is a virtue and that’s definitely true for cleaning your valuable carpets. If you’re having trouble getting the stain off completely turn to equal parts vinegar and water or club soda. If you choose to try out a commercial cleaner make sure you test a small spot in a corner or under your sofa to be sure it won’t further damage your carpet, the last thing you need is a bleach stain to replace your spill. If worse comes to worse give us a call and we’ll bring out our most powerful tools to get your carpet stain free once again.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
We all vacuum our carpets, but vacuuming before they look dirty is the key! Dirt and loose particles not only get buried in your rug and can lead to smudges and stains, but they also rub against the fibers of your carpet making wear and tear happen a lot sooner than it needs to. 2-3 times a week should be sufficient, but if you’d like to step it up a notch go ahead!
Nobody wants to be dealing with a stain on their brand-new carpets, but with care and patience they can be treated a lot easier than you might think. If you need some advice for a stain you’re not sure how to treat give us a call and we’ll steer you in the right direction.