A lot of reasons exist for having a reliable, consistent schedule for cleaning your carpets. Allergens abound in our environment, and many people are very allergic to dust and dirt; therefore, it’s imperative to remove dirt and dust frequently. So, it’s imperative to remember to shampoo your carpets at least twice a year, and vacuum frequently during the week, if you are an allergy sufferer. Our focus in this report is to give you some tips and ideas to help with your carpet cleaning.
One factor of carpet cleaning that is important to pay attention to is the length of the carpet fibers. Ignoring that advice can lead to all kinds of problems and one of them may be ruined carpet. Moreover, your carpeting will still be dirty because it’s unlikely that you will get out all the dirt. Obviously the easiest carpet to keep clean is low cut pile carpeting. Shag carpets, and others with long fibers, are mainly what we are concerned with. Take the time to thoroughly vacuum any carpet that you plan to clean if the pile is long. Another smart idea is to vacuum more often, especially if you have a lot of traffic in your home.
There is an interesting fact about carpets that are older than ten years. Over time, carpets become very heavy when you go to remove them, for example, in order to change carpets. Carpets are heavy, of course, when you first install them; however, as time passes, they become even heavier. What causes this increase in heaviness? The daily accumulation of dirt that gets packed into the carpet’s fibers. Carpets will contain ground in dirt and debris even if there is no dirt that can be seen on the surface. People in the carpet industry confirm this and we thought you might find it interesting. You can understand why you need a strong vacuum cleaner and, if yours isn’t, you should replace it so you can vacuum your rugs thoroughly during the week.
Those of you who have pets that you care about will want to do all you can to make sure they are well taken care of. That is something you have to think about if you want to clean your carpeting. There aren’t a lot of commercial rug shampoos that are chemical and fragrance free and, therefore, safe for your pets. You may see rug shampoos at the store that say they are “pet safe”, but don’t always believe what you read. If you check the labels and know the reputation of the manufacturer, you may decide that a certain product is, indeed, OK to use around your pets. The best method to use for cleaning your carpets, one that uses no harmful chemicals whatsoever, is steam cleaning. Just remember, it isn’t hard to clean your carpets! A lot of people think that shampooing their carpets is about as fun and exciting as cleaning the toilet and, as a result, put it off as long as they can. If you want to protect your respiratory system, and that of your family and visitors, set up a regular schedule for cleaning your carpets and floors.