The Ultimate Carpet Care Guide

August 28, 2021
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You’ve invested in new carpets for your home, and now it’s time to keep it looking like new and at it’s best for years to come. Cleaning your carpet regularly will not only help you keep it in good condition, but will save you money in the long run.

Here is a simple guide to keep your carpets looking their best in a number of situations!

New Carpet

  • During the first few weeks, vacuum daily if you can. Loose fibres in the carpet can work their way to the surface.
  • Place doormats at all entrances to your home, this will help trap any dirt or moisture before bringing your shoes into your house.
  • 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, there may be a slight odour in the room. This could be from the new carpet, the underlay or even the adhesives used to lay your new carpet. Ideally, the room should be well ventilated by open windows and doors, and the odour will dissipate within a few days.

Cleaning a pet-stained carpet

  • Look for an enzyme-based solution suitable for your carpet.
  • If you’re still unsure, test a small patch of your carpet to make sure the colour isn’t affected. If you see no reaction, apply to the damaged area.
  • Once the solution has done its job you can either rinse with water or have your carpet commercially cleaned.
  • There are a lot of domestic carpet cleaners you can buy or hire to tackle small stains, and also vacuums specifically designed to help pick up pet hairs.

Steam cleaning your carpet

  • First things first, remove all furniture from the room. If you can’t do this with everything you can place foil or wooden blocks under the legs of the furniture to protect it from the moisture.
  • Vacuum the carpet thoroughly and dust all the skirting boards.
  • Follow your steam cleaners instructions to prepare for cleaning.
  • The best way to steam clean is to start in the corner the furthest away from the door and work your way out, so you won’t be treading on damp carpet.
  • Allow to dry completely before bringing in the rest of your rooms’ furniture.

Removing wine stains from carpets

  • Act as fast as possible! Don’t let the stain settle into the carpet.
  • Use a cloth, blot the stain, don’t rub the stain. The more you soak up the less you will have to remove.
  • After you have blotted, pour a bit of cold water onto the stain. This helps dilute what remains of the wine stain.
  • Keep blotting the wine stain until no more of the stain shows up on your cloth.
  • Make a baking soda paste to apply to the stain. Mix a three-to-one ratio of water to baking soda. Once applied and the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.

Does your carpet need an upgrade?

Cleaning and maintaining your carpets regularly will help it 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 a free measuring and estimate, as well as free delivery to Bournemouth and surrounding areas!

 

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