Vacuuming is what people usually do on a weekly basis to maintain their carpets in a reasonably clean condition, but in order to keep your carpets healthy throughout the year, you need something else.
As we are all aware, bacteria and dust mites live freely in our carpets, rugs and upholstery. The most effective way to kill and remove these is by hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. The reputable companies use advanced equipment to get rid of bacteria on the carpet fibres. Their chemicals are safe for humans and pets, but they quite well act on dust mites.
Apart from the bacteria, you may face the problem of removing stains from carpet as accidents happen from time to time. Make up stains, red wine, coffee or food stains are among the most difficult ones to be dealt with and they require special attention. Regardless of what the stain is from, remove with tissue as much as you could from it. Then decide whether you would like to go ahead and try to clean it yourself or hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean it for you. If you chose to give it a try, apply the cleaning product you decided to use, and start scrubbing with a brush or a sponge depending on the type of the carpet fibres your carpet is made of. It is recommended you scrub from outside towards the inside of the stain to avoid it spread around. If the stain is still visible, repeat the process until the carpet is restored to its previous condition. After you have successfully cleaned the mark, rinse the carpeted area with warm clean water. The carpet will be a bit wet and if you don’t feel comfortable with that, you can use a towel to absorb the water or dry it with your hair dryer.
Some carpet cleaning companies also offer a carpet stain protection, which is a great way to protect your carpet from spillages and stains. The carpet protector itself is not visible, but it is a special kind of solution which doesn’t let spillages to go deep inside the carpet fibres.