Our floor carpet can be the catch basin of all the dust and dirt that enter our home. From the dirt that gets stuck on our footwear to our pet’s dander and the dusty air from the busy streets outside, all will eventually settle on our carpets. Spills from our coffee mugs and kids’ plates and our pet’s urine can also leave ugly stains on our carpets. Every day, our rugs are exposed to dust, dirt, and stains so cleaning of our carpet should be done on a regular basis.
Vacuum cleaners are essential devices when cleaning our carpets. We cannot rely on brooms alone when our floors have carpet on it, or we will just be removing only the bigger particles. Applying on detergents or other anti-organism formulas is also crucial as the carpet can be a host to dust mites and flea. With a clean floor carpet, our home can become more comfortable and healthier to live in for all the members of our family.
A carpet is essential for the following; it protects the floor from scratches, sitting on the floor is made more comfortable like when you are playing with your kids, prevents slipping and injuries, and it adds to home insulation and aesthetic appeal of our home interior.
When cleaning our carpets, make sure to consider the following essential pointers to ensure that your carpet gets the proper cleaning and care it should get.
Start Cleaning with the Ceiling
Everything falls because of gravity. So, during a general cleaning of your home, start with the ceiling, walls, windows, blinds, cabinets, and beds. The carpet should be the last to clean as all the dust will fall and accumulate on the floor. Before vacuuming, pick up toys, coins and larger pieces of dirt. This will avoid damage to your cleaning machine.
Use a Nozzle Attachment for Hard to Reach Corners
Your vacuum cleaner can only clean exposed parts of your carpet. To clean areas like space below your bed and other furniture, attach a nozzle to your vacuum cleaner to clean them out of dust effectively.
Change the Direction of Your Vacuum
When vacuuming carpets, start cleaning by following one direction. After you covered the whole area of a room, vacuum it again with a direction perpendicular to the first process. By doing so, you are making sure that all sides of the carpet fibers are dust and dander-free.
Look for Stains
Spot stains on your carpet and use detergent to wash off the discoloration. Do not use a brush because fibers may be pulled or disentangled, causing a rough and irregular surface on the carpet. Make sure that you use white cloth because a colored material may add discoloration instead.
After cleaning your carpet thoroughly, finish it with a fabric conditioner. You will not only have a dust-free rug but also an excellent smelling one too. Vacuuming regularly will make cleaning your carpet and the entire house a lot easier and convenient. But if you think, general cleaning is a very tedious task; there are professional upholstery and carpet cleaning companies out there for you to hire.