Cleaning Carpet with TLC

Adding colour, texture and character to your own home, a carpet is a real bonus and a must- keep! But how can you protect it against dust and dirt that it is constantly exposed to? There are various ways depending on the extent of your new TLC- cleaning carpet!

Cleaning Carpet with TLC

Regular vacuuming is the frontline defense for carpets. This needs to be done at least once a week and more frequent for areas of high traffic. It ensures removal of gritty particles building-up on it that could cut carpet fibers. First, you must test colorfastness, which would determine its ability to bleed, change or fade when cleaning it. You can try it on an inconspicuous spot. Vacuum the area, apply a cloth dampened with cleaner or stain remover. Place the cloth on the carpet for at least one hour and blot the area with a dry white cloth. If it is stained with carpet dyes, test another product that would not make your carpet bleed.

Cleaning Carpet with TLC

When cleaning carpet, protect your furniture, the subfloor and the carpet pad. Get some help to remove your furnitures inside the room to be cleaned. Carpet cleaning Oceanside uses systems that can either be water extraction or dry method. This depends on the type of carpet you have. Better refer first to your manufacturer what the best way for your carpet is. For wall- to wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum each one then move to the next. Vacuuming can take some time- do not rush. Go over every part several times and work slowly to suction all ground- in dirt and grit. Also, give extra attention to areas where most people are. Vacuum heavy traffic areas in a crisscross manner and overlapping strokes. Adding baking soda to your cleaning solution would help remove odors.

Cleaning Carpet with TLC

Save it from mess! Cleaning carpet requires not just your time, and energy but some TLC too!

For those wanting to do it themselves, you can check out lowes carpet cleaner rental 

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