Carpet Cleaning Maintenance Tips
Carpet cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and hygienic home. However, many homeowners make common carpet cleaning mistakes that can end up damaging their carpets, leaving them in need of costly repairs or replacement.
Follow JJs Carpet and Tile Cleaning top 5 common carpet cleaning mistakes you need to avoid.
Not Vacuuming Enough
One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to carpet cleaning is not vacuuming enough. Vacuuming is the first step in keeping your carpets clean and fresh. When dirt and dust accumulate on carpets, it can cause allergies and respiratory problems for family members. Vacuuming should be done regularly, at least once a week, to ensure that carpets remain clean and hygienic.
Not all vacuum cleaners are the same, it is essential to use the right vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner with poor suction power or a clogged filter will not effectively remove dirt and dust from carpets. Therefore, invest in a good quality vacuum cleaner that can remove all the dirt and dust from your carpets.
Here is a list of the best community voted recommended vacuum cleaners of 2023
1. Samsung Bespoke Jet
2. Dyson V15 Detect
3. Tineco Pure One S12 Platinum
4. LG Cord Zero A9 Kompressor (A9K-Aqua)
5. Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni
6. Dyson V11 Outsize
7. Dyson Cyclone V10
8. iRobot Roomba i7
9. Miele Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog
10. Shark Bagless Barrel Vacuum CZ250
Waiting Too Long to Clean Stains
Another common mistake people make is waiting too long to clean stains. When a stain occurs on the carpet, it should be cleaned immediately. The longer a stain remains on the carpet, the harder it becomes to remove. Hence, it is essential to clean up spills and stains as soon as they occur.
To clean stains, use a cloth or paper towel to blot the stain. Do not rub the stain as this can cause the stain to spread and become harder to remove. Use a carpet stain remover to remove the stain. It is essential to test the stain remover on a small inconspicuous area of the carpet before using it on the stain. This is to ensure that the stain remover does not damage the carpet.
Using Too Much Water
Using too much water when cleaning carpets can cause the carpet to become saturated and take a long time to dry. This can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health problems for family members.
When cleaning carpets, use only the amount of water recommended by the carpet cleaning product. It is also essential to ensure that the carpet is dried thoroughly after cleaning. Use a fan or open windows to allow air to circulate in the room and help the carpet dry faster.
Using Harsh Chemicals
Many homeowners make the mistake of using harsh chemicals to clean their carpets. These chemicals can damage the carpet fibers and cause discoloration. Moreover, they can be harmful to family members, especially those with allergies and respiratory problems.
When choosing a carpet cleaning product, look for one that is safe for use around children and pets. It is also important to read the label and follow the instructions carefully. Do not use more than the recommended amount of the product as this can damage the carpet fibers.
Using the Wrong Cleaning Method
There are different carpet cleaning methods, including dry cleaning and steam cleaning. Many people make the mistake of using the wrong cleaning method for their carpets. This can cause damage to the carpet fibers and leave the carpet looking dull and worn out.
It is essential to understand the type of carpet fibers and the recommended cleaning method for that particular type of carpet. For example, wool carpets should not be steam cleaned as the heat can cause the fibers to shrink. Hence, it is important to do your research and choose the right cleaning method for your carpet.
Carpet cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and hygienic home. However, it is important to avoid common carpet cleaning mistakes that can damage the carpet fibers and leave the carpet looking worn out. To avoid these mistakes, vacuum regularly, clean up spills and stains immediately, use the right amount of water, choose safe cleaning products, and use the right products.
It is also recommended to ensure a professional is scheduled for frequent deep cleaning of your carpets that will effectively extend the life of your carpet as well as ensure your carpets receive the proper cleaning it requires.
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