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post #1 of Old 11-05-2016, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Basic Carpet Cleaning Tips

Are you looking for carpet cleaning tips? Confused on should you do by yourself or should you hire a professional? Or would it be easier to buy a whole new carpet? Well. We are here to help you will the queries licking your mind every time. We have tried to include every possible idea of cleaning your carpet and your carpet looks new again. No matter how many tips we bring for you to clean your carpet, you will forget all when you have a spill. We have a quick reference to help you out.

Cleaning carpet does not begin or end with the stain. Cleaning process is initiated before the stain is created. It begins with vacuuming your carpet with at least once in a week, emphasizing more on heavy traffic areas. Vacuuming will combat all of the dust, dirt that is build up in the carpet. Vacuuming your carpet regularly will prolong the life of your carpet and your carpet will remain new even years after you purchased it. This is because through vacuum you are protecting the fibers of the carpet from collecting the gritty particles. Unclean carpets breed germs, cultivate bacteria, increase health hazards and are unsightly in appearance. to vacuum wall to wall carpeting, you can divide the floor into quadrants before you move onto another segment leaving the previous one un cleaned. You can add baking soda to the bag n your vacuum to combat odors. Take your time while vacuuming a carpet especially for those of a plush carpet in which dust is deeply embedded. go over each section several times as one pass would not be enough.

First let me tell you, there are different types of carpets and every type employs a different cleaning procedure. Commonly used carpets include wood, silk, cotton and plant fibers. for instance the carpet made of wood is cleaned in the presence of heat and is susceptible to the damaging power of bleach.

Carpet has to be cleaned by not only sprinkling water and then wicking up the moisture but it uses many cleaning materials. There are many carpet cleaning products available in the market. Carpet cleaning means removal of stains, dirt, dust and germs which may or may not be deeply embedded. Cleaning with gentle care makes it a difficult task when it comes to cleaning the carpet properly.

Hot water extraction method or stem cleaning method is widely used and is also effective for most carpets. Although for the reasons mentioned above this method of cleaning carpet is not a recommended method. In this method, heat is used to suspend the dust particles embedded in the carpet. Then a cleaning agent is injected into the pile for removing those particles. After that heat or fan is used for quick drying of the carpet.

if wet method does not work for your carpet type or you have a wool carpet, you might be seeking for dry extraction method for carpet cleaning then. in this method chemicals are used in order to accomplish your task without water for cleaning your carpet. After the foam dries out or on setting of the powder, a powerful vacuum is used in order to remove the dirt and detergent particles together. For its better cleaning you can hire professionals and rent equipment.

Odor eliminators and stain cleaners are although popular for cleaning for using them, but if these are not use properly they may cause more harm than good for your carpet. Soil retardants can also be applied on to the new carpets or the newly cleaned carpet. But apply soil retardants only with professional equipment or application techniques. Do not rub rashly or carelessly at a carpet stain as it will only make it smear and become permanent. This will also make the fibers of your carpet become weak. Stains which are not dealt with properly may often reappear on the surface. You may think you have cleaned a stain but after some time you will find it making its way at the top. In order to prevent this, cover the stain with thick cloth and weigh down it with heavy stuff overnight. This will allow the cloth to absorb the stain and then you can clean it as usual. You should never think of drying a carpet stain with an iron or a hair dryer. This is only going to seal the stain permanently on the rug.

Good form of cleaning carpet is always a prevention. Taking care of the carpet and maintaining it clean will help you save money from buying the new carpet.
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These are great tips Susan. But you forgot to give credit to the original author tho.
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These are great tips Susan. But you forgot to give credit to the original author tho.
think saw it somewhere.
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Pretty long but informative. Thank you so much!
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I used actually this product for cleaning for pet stains and these are usually strong carpet cleaning products to help you remove stains from urine and animals. First, use a soft cloth or micro-fiber cloth to dust the surface. Saddle soap works beautifully on carpet. I post these tips on our blog:
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I like all the informative tips about carpet cleaning. I also suggest to get a help from the expert or professional carpet cleaners if you can't do it on your own. This way it will increase the lifespan of the carpet, only if you get them cleaned regularly. No health issues will be improved, as the dust and soil from the carpet will be removed. Appearance of the carpet looks better after cleaning. Dirt embedded in the carpet will wear out and makes it look new and fresh.
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Are these forums not moderated? There seems to be a lot of spam that would get removed almost instantly on other forums.
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Hello Susan, your instructions are quite helpful. Indeed it is great suggestion. I think it should be clean in every six or twelve months. Those who have children and pets or have a lot of foot passage, therefore, it is vital should be clean in every six month mark. You can do this cleaning yourself, but it’s probably best left to carpet cleaning professionals as they provide right equipment to deliver superior results. To increase the life of your carpet I always suggest hire professional carpet cleaners. Thanks for nice sharing this.

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Nice information shared. . .
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Great information about carpet cleaning tips. I think keep a carpet clean can give improve the appearance of your home and extend the life of your carpet, and the most benefits from this process is to improve you and your family's health.

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Sure I agree with your points and would like to add more to it that i have learned from my carpet cleaning service experience.
1: Powdered carpet cleaners are quicker to use as they can be vacuumed up – there’s no lengthy drying process involved.
2: Utilize a hard bristled brush with a solution of water and cover cleanser to clean stains.
3: Baking soda can be used as a deodoriser.
4: Always remember to test any cleaning products on a small area first.
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Even if you try your best to keep the carpet clean, spills, dirt, germs, mud, etc. will come as a surprise and cleaning them is not an easy job. Few tips are:

For stains always blot the carpet and do not rub them. Rubbing the stains will cause the particles get in the carpet fibers which will result in premature breakdown of the carpet. Dab the stains using cleaning solutions or baking soda. Then vacuum the carpet.

You can also take a carpet cleaning machine on rent and do steam cleaning, implement hot water extraction method and many more tactics to clean the carpet on your own. But, if you want to save yourself from the hard work, then contact professionals.

For carpet and rug cleaning you must vacuum them everyday, but still depending on professional carpet cleaning services can be advantageous for they use advanced tactics to clean the carpets causing no damage to it. A renowned carpet cleaning company knows the do’s and don'ts when it comes to cleaning different carpet/rug materials. They will use the most ideal method of cleaning for it.

A reputed rug cleaning Newcastle company near your area can help you with it. They use hot water extraction method, steam cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing for bad odors trapped in the carpet and use 100 percent Eco-friendly methods. They will not use any harsh detergents which can spoil the beauty of your carpet. Call a reputed residential carpet cleaning company and make your life easy.
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