Carpet cleaning is such a pain for some people but if you ask me, it’s one thing that I love to do. With the right techniques and of course the right products, you will never complain about this task EVER again. The key to proper carpet cleaning and maintenance is PREVENTION. As long as you take good care of your carpet, you will be able to save a lot of money from having to purchase expensive cleaning products and new carpet.
 
If there’s a stain in your carpet don’t rub it harshly and carelessly because this can cause it to smear and may become permanent. This will also weaken the fiber of your carpet causing it to wear out quicker. Who wants to replace carpets every year?
 
When you are trying to remove the stain, make sure you do it correctly. Stains that are not treated well tend to reappear at the surface of your carpet. You think you already cleaned the mess but soon enough you will see that it is making its way to the surface of your carpet or rug again. You can prevent this by covering the stain with a thick cloth and weigh down with something heavy for a couple of hours or better yet overnight. This will allow the cloth to absorb the stain.
 
It’s always better to clean the stain when it’s fresh. You can use Isopropyl rubbing alcohol to get rid of the stain quickly. Apply it by pouring some onto a clean towel or other cloth. You can also use paper towels for this task. Make sure you use white. Just blot it until as much stain is removed. Don’t spread the stain by blotting in different directions.
 
With or without soil or stains on your carpet, it is very important to vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Keep in mind that carpets wear out mostly because of dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil so frequent vacuuming is a must if you want to keep your carpet at its tiptop condition.
 
What about periodic deep cleaning? Steam cleaning is one effective way in deep cleaning your carpet. You can do this as often as needed especially if you have pets inside the house. You can either hire a professional to do it for you or you can just buy your own deep cleaning machine. Deep cleaning should be done AT LEAST every six months to a year.