You’ve taken the plunge and decided to invest in some new carpets for your home, and you want it to keep looking like new. Cleaning your carpet regularly will not only help you keep it in good condition for longer, but will also save you money in the long run.
Here is a simple guide to keeping your carpets looking their best!
- Once your carpets are installed you may find loose carpet fibers show up on the surface of your carpet for the first few weeks, so vacuum daily.
- Doormats in the entrances of your home will help trap any dirt or moisture before bringing it further into your home.
- Never pull a piece of carpet fibre out! If it’s sticking out, always make sure to trim the fibre to the level of the rest of the tufts.
- If you’ve just had a new carpet fitted, you may have that new carpet smell, some people love it, others hate it. Make sure to ventilate your rooms often by opening windows and doors, and you’ll find it will disappear within a few days.
Cleaning Pet Accidents on Carpet
- When it comes to pet stains you will need an enzyme-based solution, as this will take the scent of the pet stain out of your carpet. Your pet won’t smell it’s scent there and won’t have any more accidents.
- If you’re still unsure, test a small patch of your carpet, where you know it won’t be seen, or if you have any spare off-cuts from your new carpet, just to make sure the colour isn’t affected. If you see no reaction, apply it to the stain.
- Once the enzyme-based solution has worked, rinse with water, have it steam-cleaned, or have your carpet commercially cleaned.
Steam cleaning your carpet
- Clear out all furniture in the room. If you can’t remove everything from the room, lift the furniture and place foil or wooden blocks under them to keep them off the floor so as to protect them from moisture.
- Vacuum the carpet and dust all the skirting boards.
- Different steam cleaners may have different methods so be sure to check their instructions before you start cleaning.
- Always start in the corner the furthest away from the door and work your way out of the room, this way you won’t be treading on damp carpet, and if you’re wearing shoes or slippers nothing will transfer to the freshly cleaned carpet.
- Before bringing in the rest of your rooms’ furniture, make sure all the carpet is completely dry so as not to cause any moisture damage to your furniture.
Removing wine stains from carpets
- Speed is everything! Don’t let the stain settle into the carpet.
- Blot the stain with a cloth to get the majority of the stain out, never rub the stain as this will rub it into the carpet and will take more time to remove.
- After you have blotted as much of the stain out as you can, pour a bit of cold water over the stain, this will help dilute any remaining wine stain that’s still there.
- Blot the wine stain until you no longer see the stain showing up on your cloth.
- If you have baking soda in your cleaning cupboard, make a paste by mixing it with water. Apply it to the win stain and leave it to dry. Once dry vacuum the area and the wine stain be gone!
Does your carpet need an upgrade?
Cleaning and maintaining your carpets regularly will help them last longer, but after years of use, even the best quality carpets will have had their day. If you think it’s time for a little makeover, why not browse our range of carpets to find the perfect one for your home?
We can offer you free measuring and estimates, as well as free delivery to Bournemouth and surrounding areas!