If you are looking for the best ways for carpet cleaning, then you should begin by looking at your current cleaning equipment. Your vacuum cleaner is your first line of defense and, if it isn’t very powerful, you should replace it with a higher quality model. Some very high end vacuums, such as Kirby vacuums, can cost over a thousand dollars and even several thousand.
Most of us don’t want to spend that much, and don’t really need to. There are many really good, powerful vacuum cleaners at much better prices.
The very first habit you need to develop is to vacuum your carpets every week. However, that’s the very minimum requirement. Other procedures will depend on your particular circumstances. Regular vacuuming will obviously help with picking up the dirt and dust that is basically hard to see in normal conditions. The more time between vacuuming, the more time all that dirt is rubbed into your carpet pile. That is really what you want to prevent because that makes the dirt even harder to remove. If you have high traffic areas, then you could even vacuum that once per day, but that is just spot vacuuming and will help.
Here’s an interesting fact we came across regarding older carpets of ten years or more. Over time, carpets become very heavy when you go to remove them, for example, in order to change carpets. They are a little heavy to begin with, but their weight increases dramatically with age. Because they get dirt packed into the fibers causes the rugs to become heavier. Carpets will contain ground in dirt and debris even if there is no dirt that can be seen on the surface. You may find this tidbit interesting. People who work with carpets say it’s true. So, vacuum your carpeting several times a week and replace your vacuum if it is not very powerful.
Carpets deserve good care; however, many people don’t think carpet care is a serious matter. Many people don’t realize that the cleanliness of their carpets can cause health problems, but it can. If your carpet appears to be clean, you may decide not to vacuum until later. Your carpet can hide a lot of dirt that you don’t see, so it’s a bad idea to skip vacuuming. If we see something, we do what’s necessary; however, if something is invisible to our eyes, we ignore its existence. When our carpet doesn’t look dirty, we just assume it’s OK and don’t vacuum. Keep to your schedule of vacuuming once or twice a week even if, at first glance, your carpet appears to be clean.
Don’t forget that your consistent cleaning of your carpets could prevent allergic reactions in yourself and others. All you need to do is vacuum and then shampoo your carpeting on a regular basis. You can safeguard your health, and prolong the life of your carpets, if you maintain good carpet cleaning maintenance procedures.