Ten Tips To Do At Home
3 Principal Carpet Cleaning Tips
Stains and Dirt outDirt is the #1 cause for early damage and fading, which shorten the life of your carpets. So vacuum your carpet frequently and thoroughly.
Clean Up Spills as Soon as PossibleWhenever something is spilled or smudged into your carpet, try to treat it as soon as possible. Most spills and marks on carpeting can be removed as long as they are handled correctly and quickly. Larger particles can be vacuumed and liquid should be dabbed and blotted. Avoid rubbing spills into the carpet fibers. The longer you wait to treat it, the more likely you'll end up with a difficult-to-remove stain.
Don't Mix – Don’t ExperimentWhatever you do – Do not attempt to mix your own brand of cleaning chemicals. Not only could you damage your carpet, but there are many reported cases where people were injured by inhaling dangerous fumes.
3 Principal Rug Cleaning Tips
Don’t Try too Harddon’t rub harshly on a rug stain. In most cases, the stain would only spread and will bring permanent damage to the fabric of your rug.
Think Simple and Have PatienceMold and mildew stains are amongst the most difficult to remove from a rug. Once the mold and mildew have been safely treated and removed, you can begin the simple, patient process needed to work out the remaining stains. Try gently treating the stains with lemon juice, non-chlorine bleach or salt solution to determine which works best for your rug.
Rotate Your Rug Every Couple of MonthsAn easy way to keep your rug in good shape in the long term is to rotate it once in a while. It evens out the wear and tear and helps minimize color discoloration.
3 Principal Upholstery Cleaning Tips
Vacuum and Softly Brush WeeklyIt’s important to vacuum your cushions and the backs of your upholstery every week or so. Use a soft brush to remove loose soil.
The Pet BrushTo remove pet hair from your upholstery, try a pet rake (a brush with crimped nylon bristles), velour brush, tape roller or even tape wrapped around your hand. It works and keeps your upholstery in a better condition for the long run.
Deodorize on Regular BasisIt is also very important to have your upholstery deodorized on a regular basis. Deodorizers use enzymes to destroy odor caused by bacteria or pet urine and can be purchased from specialty stores.
And a Good General Cleaning Tip
Prevent your pets from walking around your kitchen work surfaces and general area. Their feet can tread bacteria around that could be harmful to you and to your family.