Carpet Cleaning Tips - Vacuuming - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 10-25-2012, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 25
Carpet Cleaning Tips - Vacuuming

For most of us, vacuuming is the first, and most essential, step in maintaining our carpet. Remember, a little preventative work on your behalf will go a long way in the long run. Let's make sure we can make the most of your precious time, and get your carpets cleaned efficiently. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that you vacuum more effectively and keep your carpet cleaner longer!

You should vacuum your carpets at least once a week, and more often in areas of high traffic. Frequent vacuuming prevents a buildup of dirt and dust that would otherwise cut the fibers in your carpet and prolongs the life of your carpet. Every so often, make sure to use your vacuum's extension piece to clean around baseboards and other hard-to-reach areas.

If you've got a large area of carpet to vacuum, try compartmentalizing that larger area into smaller, more manageable units. Make sure you clean each smaller unit thoroughly before moving on to the next.

Take your time! One quick pass with your vacuum is not enough to deep clean your carpet (no matter what your vacuum commercial says). Slowly move your vacuum over the area to let the suction really suck up that embedded dirt and particles.

In heavy traffic areas, use an overlapping criss cross pattern to make sure you get to the dirt and grime.

Soil and dirt retardants like "Scotchgard" can be used on new and recently cleaned carpets, but remember to read the manufacture's instructions very carefully before you apply anything that might harm your carpet. As alluded to above, a little preventative work on your behalf will go a long way.
If you have a vacuum cleaner that uses a vacuum bag, feel free to add a little baking soda in the bag to combat odors. If you have a bag-less vacuum cleaner, you can sprinkle a little baking soda on your carpet before you vacuum.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to improve upon the time-tested approach of just mindlessly "pushing" the old vacuum around your home. We hope you can use the above guidelines to make the most of your busy schedule and begin vacuuming quickly and efficiently. Again, if you stick to a strict vacuuming regimen, your carpet will thank you and reward you with long-lasting use! Best of luck as you endeavor to keep your carpets in tip top shape!
Ciscokid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 10-25-2012, 04:14 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 99
I really liked all the tips here for carpet cleaning.
bedrik is offline  
post #3 of Old 10-25-2012, 03:25 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 71
I always tell my customers that vacuuming is the best thing they can do, to keep their carpets looking best, in between cleanings.

We inspect their vacuum, to make sure it's doing an adequate job. When we inspect, we place a sticker, with our name, on the vacuum cleaner. This way, when they see a spot, they will think of us.

Fred T. Gruber Jr.
On The Spot Carpet Care

Serving Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Raleigh NC
ftgjr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of Old 10-26-2012, 02:28 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 80
Thanks for sharing this great article about carpet cleaning tips, I found them really helpful as well as useful for cleaning carpets perfectly.
greencarpetcare is offline  
post #5 of Old 12-18-2012, 07:00 PM
Member
 
KathyQuin06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by greencarpetcare View Post
Thanks for sharing this great article about carpet cleaning tips, I found them really helpful as well as useful for cleaning carpets perfectly.
i agree useful tips for the newbies
KathyQuin06 is offline  
post #6 of Old 12-19-2012, 09:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ciscokid View Post
For most of us, vacuuming is the first, and most essential, step in maintaining our carpet. Remember, a little preventative work on your behalf will go a long way in the long run. Let's make sure we can make the most of your precious time, and get your carpets cleaned efficiently. Follow the guidelines below to ensure that you vacuum more effectively and keep your carpet cleaner longer!

You should vacuum your carpets at least once a week, and more often in areas of high traffic. Frequent vacuuming prevents a buildup of dirt and dust that would otherwise cut the fibers in your carpet and prolongs the life of your carpet. Every so often, make sure to use your vacuum's extension piece to clean around baseboards and other hard-to-reach areas.

If you've got a large area of carpet to vacuum, try compartmentalizing that larger area into smaller, more manageable units. Make sure you clean each smaller unit thoroughly before moving on to the next.

Take your time! One quick pass with your vacuum is not enough to deep clean your carpet (no matter what your vacuum commercial says). Slowly move your vacuum over the area to let the suction really suck up that embedded dirt and particles.

In heavy traffic areas, use an overlapping criss cross pattern to make sure you get to the dirt and grime.

Soil and dirt retardants like "Scotchgard" can be used on new and recently cleaned carpets, but remember to read the manufacture's instructions very carefully before you apply anything that might harm your carpet. As alluded to above, a little preventative work on your behalf will go a long way.
If you have a vacuum cleaner that uses a vacuum bag, feel free to add a little baking soda in the bag to combat odors. If you have a bag-less vacuum cleaner, you can sprinkle a little baking soda on your carpet before you vacuum.

As you can see, there are numerous ways to improve upon the time-tested approach of just mindlessly "pushing" the old vacuum around your home. We hope you can use the above guidelines to make the most of your busy schedule and begin vacuuming quickly and efficiently. Again, if you stick to a strict vacuuming regimen, your carpet will thank you and reward you with long-lasting use! Best of luck as you endeavor to keep your carpets in tip top shape!
Can't agree more, this is a great tip! Keep up the good work.
theother is offline  
post #7 of Old 12-29-2012, 08:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 34
Thank you for the tips. I liked all of them as they were very helpful for keeping my carpet clean and dirt-free. This way it would stay clean longer and I would have to call in commercial help less often.
kennethsteel is offline  
post #8 of Old 01-02-2013, 04:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 99
Yes these are good tips and helpful for me.
bedrik is offline  
post #9 of Old 01-22-2013, 02:32 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: 740 West 1700 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Posts: 1
Carpet cleaning tips can make the difference between keeping your carpets like new, and having to position furniture to cover the stains.
eckardtand is offline  
post #10 of Old 01-22-2013, 08:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 99
Carpet is important thing and we must follow these tips to clear it.
bedrik is offline  
post #11 of Old 01-23-2013, 01:54 AM
Junior Member
 
princyjoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: india
Posts: 5
It is very important for you to vacuum your carpets twice a week and specially if you are living high traffic areas. This will helpful to prevents dust and dirt and leads for longevity of your carpets. Also ensure vacuum's extensions are clean.
princyjoy is offline  
post #12 of Old 01-24-2013, 08:53 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 41
the tips are really good, Carpets are the one which keep every room or out of room clean and tidy. Which keeps the people healthy and good so always prefer to keep the carpets clean.
TriciaHines is offline  
post #13 of Old 01-24-2013, 11:26 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ciscokid View Post
If you have a vacuum cleaner that uses a vacuum bag, feel free to add a little baking soda in the bag to combat odors. If you have a bag-less vacuum cleaner, you can sprinkle a little baking soda on your carpet before you vacuum.
Thank you for all these useful tips. Especially the one that I am quoting! I didn't know about that, so I will give it a try.
tomkent45 is offline  
post #14 of Old 02-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 3
How do you remove super glue from carpet
meyer is offline  
post #15 of Old 02-06-2013, 08:21 PM
Member
 
chuck blanton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wanut Creek CA
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by meyer View Post
How do you remove super glue from carpet
Ouch Interesting. I have run into that one before and I just left it alone. It was a small amount anyway, and not noticeable. Depending on how desperate the customer is on removing it and how much of it is on the carpet, I would try acetone first, the product will not harm the carpet in small amounts. Once the super glue drys it would seem there will be little anyone could do except remove and patch .......
chuck blanton is offline  
post #16 of Old 02-19-2013, 10:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 90
I also suggest putting a mat in entrance ways to rooms to help take the dirt of the shoes before entering the room.

http://www.carpet-cleaning-montebello.com/
pasadena is offline  
post #17 of Old 02-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 110
[QUOTE=pasadena;45197]I also suggest putting a mat in entrance ways to rooms to help take the dirt of the shoes before entering the room.

It's formal to see mats in the entrance doors.

auckland carpet steamndry
12 Culperry Road Glendene Auckland New Zealand
09 836-5498
carpet cleaning, Repairs and Laying, upholstery cleaning Auckland, Flood restoration, pest control
steam-n-dry is offline  
post #18 of Old 02-27-2013, 06:10 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 29
Definitely it is, vacuum cleaning is one of the most important chore in taking care of your carpets at home.

Last edited by janitorial; 03-02-2013 at 05:02 AM.
janitorial is offline  
post #19 of Old 03-06-2013, 01:08 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks!
anna is offline  
post #20 of Old 03-09-2013, 01:27 AM
Junior Member
 
santyroger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: india
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by meyer View Post
How do you remove super glue from carpet
Removing super glue from carpet is not much tougher that its seems. You can trim out the glue with a help of carpet knife or use acetone. To use this method one should be given much proper attention and care.
santyroger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carpet cleaning solution make easy your life seomark696 General Discussion 71 04-27-2018 02:59 AM
Expert Tips on Carpet Cleaning cutegirl Construction Clean Up 19 09-28-2015 02:54 PM
carpet cleaning tips janetorialserviceirvine Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 19 10-16-2012 02:05 AM
Carpet Cleaning Tips jason Carpet, Rug & Upholstery Cleaning 30 10-14-2012 08:13 PM
Looking to start a Roof Cleaning Business? UglyShinglesLLC Roof Cleaning 8 09-15-2012 09:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome