Carpets are soft and wonderful, and can do a lot to keep a room warm and comfortable. However, many people find them to be more difficult to clean than regular hardwood or linoleum variations. After all, different materials like nylon, wool, and cotton fiber blends with naturally have separate cleaning methods. So, when it comes to cleaning a carpet, you might be lost. However, this guide is here to help. Here are the three most popular and easiest ways to clean your carpet no matter what type it is.
The Basic Vacuum
Almost everyone has vacuumed a carpet or rug at some point in their life. A vacuum is a special device designed to pull dirt and dust up from the fibers of the carpet without damaging the fabric. The machine uses powerful section and often includes something called a brush roll, which brushes through the carpet to lift up particles and debris so the suction part of the vacuum can pick it up.
Vacuuming is a simple process. First, you need to make sure there is no large debris or items on the carpet that could clog the system. This means there should be no coins, large bits of plastic or metal, wrappers, or items like buttons on the floor. Then, it’s best to start vacuuming in a corner of the room. Work your way forward and then back, gradually moving in a pattern that allows you to clean every inch of the surface.
If the vacuum has a hose, you can change attachments and then switch the machine to the hose setting. This is useful for picking up dirt and dust in hard to reach places and corners. Some of the areas you can now access include under heavy furniture like couches, the blinds and curtains, and under couch cushions. Remember to empty your vacuum when done and store it properly.
Now, the carpet will be clear of dry messes like dirt, dust, and crumbs!
One of the most popular methods of carpet cleaning is the all-important steam cleaning. In steam cleaning, you don’t have to apply any chemicals to the floor and can still eliminate unwanted stains, germs, and allergens. You typically need to rent a specialized machine for this process. After you have the machine, the steps are simple.
First, you need to vacuum. This will pick up any debris that will get in the way of disinfecting and eliminating stains from the floor. Second, fill the steam cleaner with water and follow all of the instructions to make sure it is set up properly. Third, run the steam cleaner slowly over the carpet, allowing the hot steam to seep into the floor and lift up unwanted stains, dust, and dirt. Steam cleaning also doesn’t have to be done all of the time, but is instead recommended for once or twice a year for the best results. It will take some time to do an entire home, but the results are truly unbeatable!
Occasionally, something spills on the carpet. This is common, especially if you have children or pets. Stains from food, drinks, and animals making messes on the floor can be a major problem. These colors ruin the appearance of the carpet and can also degrade the fibers over time.
In spot cleaning, you don’t have to wash the entire floor. For this method of cleaning, you can follow a few procedures. In the first, you typically have to wipe away any excess liquid present. Then, use a store bought cleaner with enzymes to break down the stain. After a few minutes, you should be able to wipe the stain away. You can learn more on squiffyclean.com about the best products currently available.
If you want to avoid using chemicals as much as possible, consider using an alternative like vinegar. However, know that many homemade remedies are not as effective as those from the stores. Also remember to test any spot removal product in an inconspicuous area in case it reacts poorly with the carpet’s dye and lifts away color.
There is no single way to clean a carpet, and there is plenty of room for experimentation. Just test out a couple of different methods and find the perfect one for you!