Tips for Maintaining Your Carpet Between Cleanings
Even though it can be difficult to keep dust, allergens, hair, dirt and stains completely out of your carpets without the services of a professional cleaning service it is possible. By simply taking a bit more time to properly care for and maintain your carpet you can prolong its life and help reduce the cleaning costs that you have to pay when you do seek professional services. With the tips highlighted here, you can easily keep unhealthy particles at bay in between professional carpet cleaning sessions from SPITz Carpet Cleaning in San Fernando Valley.
Purchase a Window Squeegee
While you may think that the only purpose for a squeegee is to clean glass, there are other uses for it. In fact, it is a very handy tool for removing hair in that is stuck or embedded in your carpet. Simply pull it in a single motion over your carpet or furniture. As you pull the handle you will begin to notice little clumps of hair gathering under the squeegee. For superior results, pull the squeegee in the opposite direction, as well.
Attend to Messes Right Away
If there are pets or kids in your home, you know that accidents are bound to happen. However, these accidents do not all have to turn into long-term stains, or horrid smells. One of the most important actions that you should avoid when cleaning a spill or mess is rubbing. This will only cause the particles to become embedded deeper into the carpet fibers.
Instead you should use this clean up method:
- Pick up any large or solid matter that is present and try to do this quickly to keep the mess from becoming worse;
- Spray either cold water or club soda over the entire soiled area and then gently blot the moisture with a dry and soft towel;
- Create your own cleaning solution: This involves allowing salt to dissolve into two cups of water, then add two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol, one tablespoon of any laundry detergent and four ounces of white vinegar together.
Once your mixture is created, you should gently apply it to the stained area and blot it away until the signs of the stain or mess are gone.
The fact is that keeping your carpets clean and healthy in between professional cleanings from SPITz Carpet Cleaning in San Fernando Valley is easy, when you use the proper methods. However, keep in mind, there is no better clean than the one that is achieved with the Roto Vac equipment that is used by SPITz!
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