Why does vacuuming your carpet matter?
The most important factor in carpet care is vacuuming. Particles of dirt will eventually work their way down into the fibers of your carpet and will mesh with oil residues. If not properly taken care of it will eventually glue itself within the carpet. We suggest running a vacuum at least once every week and for the heavy traffic locations up to two times a week.
How to properly clean a spill or stain on your carpet.
With any spill the sooner it is cleaned up, the easier it will be to do so. Also, just because the spill is the same color as the carpet does not mean to leave it. The spill may harm the carpet and change the carpets fiber properties, thus showcasing the stained area and damaging the carpet.
The first steps in cleaning up a carpet spill properly are to dab with a cloth rag or paper towels (DO NOT SCRUB; this will push the spill deeper into the carpet and into the padding). Once you have picked up as much of the spill as you can, get another clean cloth rag. Run it under warm water, to where it is damp and not soaked. Dab the area again with the damp cloth and use another dry cloth dab up the warm water. Repeat this process a few times and if it is still there you may have to get carpet cleaner.
If carpet cleaner is needed for a carpet stain, follow the instructions listed on their product and test it on a corner of your carpet, first. We suggest doing this because you never know how a chemical could act on a carpet surface. If the stain is still there give us a call and we will help you out!
Don’t skip your carpets annual, deep cleaning.
Over time no matter how often you vacuum build up of oil, dirt and other particles are bound to happen. Once a year during your annual spring cleaning, do deep cleaning on your carpets. You can rent this equipment or call a professional, depending on the workload.