If you opt to put in carpets in your home, there are numerous benefits compared to simple bare wood or tile floors. Ranging from better warmth retention to noise reduction, carpets can be a great way to add some personality to a room and make it really yours.
However, as with any other type of flooring, there are drawbacks. And when it comes to carpets, it’s just how easy they can get dirty and how difficult it can be to clean them properly. In order to learn more about proper care of carpets, we talked to Kansas home cleaning professionals at Sunflower Maids.
Protect Your Carpets Beforehand
People tend to install carpets in two types of areas. Either in places that get heavy foot traffic like entryways, or in areas where not many people will go and where even you might go without any shoes on, like bedrooms.
Carpets placed in hallways are much more likely to get dirty. This is why they need a bit more protection. For instance, consider getting a sturdy and effective mat for people to use before they enter your home. Alternatively, ask people to take off their shoes and provide slippers for them as a substitute. Sure, it’s not that common, but it does work.
Baking Soda Can Do Miracles for Your Carpet
Reading articles on the internet may lead you to believe that baking soda is some kind of a miracle cleaning solution. And that’s because it kind of is. Have you ever wondered how our ancestors cleaned everything before widely available store-bough cleaning products? One of their solutions was baking soda. And it’s a versatile one.
Case in point, in order to freshen up your carpets, especially if there was dampness involved, all you need to do is pour baking soda onto the carpet in a thin layer. Leave it in for a bit for the baking soda to react and then simply vacuum the carpet. You’ll remove all of the baking soda, but also the tiny dust and dirt particles that you may not have been able to get with just regular vacuuming. Oh, and if you add some essential oils to you baking soda mixture, you’ll not only get a freshened up carpet, it will also smell great.
Dealing with Stains
Chances are that you or someone else will spill something on a carpet at some point. Whether it’s food, blood, ink, or something else entirely, stains on carpets can be a veritable nightmare to get rid of. Mostly because people instinctively try to rub the stain away – which is the exact wrong thing to do in these kinds of situations. Rubbing only pushes the stain further into the weave of your carpet – making the stain removal that much more difficult.
Instead, what you need is some towels (paper of cotton), some warm water and soap and a bit of patience. Get the stain wet and gently dab from the outside in. Do that until the stain is dry. Then simply apply some water (don’t overdo it) to the stain and repeat the process until the stain is clean and your carpet is dry. It might take longer, but it will certainly do the job.
However, if you don’t want to deal with stains, or you’ve got a particularly persistent stain that you simply can’t get rid of, you can always consult professional carpet cleaners. They will likely have the equipment and the cleaning products that will not only clean your carpet but also protect it.
Hopefully, you’re now better equipped to take care of your carpet.
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