Tips for Ongoing Maintenance between Carpet Cleaning Appointments

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It is essential for every homeowner to bring in the carpet cleaning experts on a regular basis to wash the carpet fibers. But, you shouldn’t overlook the care of your carpet between cleaning sessions. Certain maintenance steps can go a long way to reduce the buildup of dirt and keep your carpet looking good.home perfect logo

Check the Quality of Your Vacuum Cleaner

The most important step is to vacuum the carpet. The suction of the vacuum pulls up the trapped soil in the carpet, decreasing the long-term buildup on the fibers. Even if you are careful to wipe your shoes before walking in the house, dirt and airborne particles will still accumulate on the surface of the carpet. These things will work their way into the carpet materials, leading to discoloration and long-term damage.

The agitation of the vacuum is important to loosen the dirt and debris. Then, the suction pulls the dirt into a canister or bag. If the vacuum isn’t working properly, then you could be doing more harm because it will release soil back into the carpet. So, choose a high-quality vacuum and make sure that you clean the filters, empty the canister, and keep up with all maintenance that is needed.

Spot-Checking Stains

Whether you spill some food or a pet makes a mess on the carpet, it is best to take action right away to remove the mark before it causes a long-term stain. A high-quality spot treatment can be used to clean that part of the carpet. The best way to pick a product is to talk to a professional carpet cleaning team. We can provide recommendations regarding the products that will be safe for the type of carpet that is in your home.

When cleaning a spot, make sure to pat the area gently instead of using harsh scrubbing motions. Scrubbing on the stain will only push it deeper into the carpet fibers, making it more difficult to remove.

In addition to regular vacuuming and spot checking, you should have regular carpet cleaning appointments. Learn more by contacting Scott Peterson at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning at (951) 303-1333.