Carpet cleaning is not high on the list of too many people when it comes to fun things to do. Well, we understand how you feel, and share your feelings. Realistically, it’s easier to do the easier tasks more often to put off having to do the harder work. This is called prevention and is a good approach. It is a lot easier to vacuum than it is to shampoo, so we like that idea and we vacuum our carpeting several times during the week. When you do that, you will keep it cleaner and it will look good all the time.
If you have ever had the unpleasant experience of broken water pipes in your home, then you know what it can do to your carpet. Either a strong carpet shampooer that can remove the water from your carpets, or a shop wet vacuum, are good to have for this type of situation. You can easily find a rug shampooer that is almost as strong as a shop vacuum, but you’ll have to buy one of the more expensive brands available. There are both aesthetic reasons and health reasons why you want to vacuum up as much of the water immediately as is possible. You will be looking at replacing your carpet if mold begins and, when it does, it will grow rapidly.
There is an interesting fact about carpets that are older than ten years. When you change your carpets and roll them up to carry them outside, you will find that they have become very heavy. They are a little heavy to begin with, but their weight increases dramatically with age. The dirt they accumulate is the reason for the gain in weight. Your carpets may look clean, but they still will hold packed dirt in the fibers. Those who work in the carpeting industry will attest to this fact! We hope you, too, find it interesting. Well, you can see why you should vacuum frequently and, as a side note, if your vacuum cleaner is not up to the task, you would be better off buying one that is of better quality.
It’s no secret that millions of people have negative reactions when exposed to certain chemicals and fragrances.
Naturally, you will have both in most standard carpet shampoos. It’s not hard to find rug shampoos that are based on natural products and are fragrance-free. People who, as a rule, have a chemical sensitivity, stand a chance of having a reaction if they buy a shampoo they haven’t used before. When this happens, and you have already shampooed your carpet, you will most likely have to do it again, with another shampoo, to get rid of the scent. So keep that point in mind if you already know you are sensitive or there are others in your home who are.
Common sense dictates what you need to do to keep your carpets fresh and clean. Simply pay attention to your carpets and you will know what to do. This may not be the most fascinating subject to think about; nonetheless, it’s important and deserves some serious contemplation on your part. A thorough weekly vacuuming is the first line of defense, and most efficient way, to keep your carpets clean.