After you get your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company, like All Clean ChemDry, it’s important to continue to maintain your carpets cleanliness. Having clean carpets will not only benefit your family’s health and your home’s air quality, it will also extend the life of your carpet. Here are some helpful tips to keep your carpet clean after it’s been cleaned by our professional carpet technicians.
Keep Off your Carpet Until it’s Dry
We recommend waiting until your carpet has fully dried before walking on it. Your tech will let you know the time it will take once they finish cleaning your carpets. You can help to speed up the drying process by turning on any ceiling fans in the rooms that were cleaned.
Don’t Move Furniture Back Right Away
Moving furniture onto wet carpet can cause the carpet that is under your furniture to take an extended amount of time to dry. It may cause color transfer and possibly dirt transfer if the furniture had any dirt on it.
Clean Spills Quickly
When a spill happens, clean it up as soon as possible. The longer a spill remains on your carpet, the harder it is to remove. It’s also important to try a natural cleaner versus using harsh chemicals. Don’t rub the spot, it is best to blot spills as this soaks up the spill and rubbing actually causes the stain to get deeper into the carpet fibers.
Keep carpet looking clean longer after a professional carpet cleaning by vacuuming regularly, whether you think the carpet needs it or not. Dirt accumulates and isn’t always visible – it sinks and blends down into the carpet fibers. Vacuuming helps to remove the dirt and particles you may not see. Vacuuming regularly will also help remove allergens and other pollutants that may have been carried inside.
Utilize Door Mats and Remove Shoes
You can help to reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that your guests bring onto your carpet by utilizing indoor and outdoor mats. Also, have a rack right near the door and ask your family and guests to remove their shoes before walking on your carpets.
Move your Furniture
By moving your furniture around every few months, it will help make new traffic areas and patterns. When your furniture sits in the same place for an extended period of time, you’ll continue to walk on the same traffic areas and thus these areas will start to look dingy, and the fibers will wear more quickly in these areas than the rest of your carpet.
If you’re in need of a professional carpet cleaning, we would love to help you. Please use these tips to maintain your carpet in between cleanings and to get a longer life out of your carpets.