If you are going to clean the carpets in your home, it is advisable to do it from one room to room. I mean, it's better to choose a room and focus on it without starting other rooms before you have completed the previous one. For efficient operation, it is advisable to divide the cleaning steps and follow them one by one:
The first step of the carpet cleaning procedure is using the vacuum cleaner. If it comes to a small area rug you can clean it from above and from below. Move it and clear the floor under the carpet. However, this is possible if it is a tiny rug. If you have a large rug or carpet that covers the majority of the room, then it will be quite difficult for you to lift it. You may ask your husband or a friend for help. It is always helpful to clean the carpet from both sides and to clean the floor beneath the carpet. Most people believe that after they have cleaned the top side of the carpet, they are ready cleaning it.
The second step of the deep carpet cleaning process is attacking all stains and spots. However, this is a delicate issue that needs to approach differently to each different situation. All spots are treated differently and require an individual approach. For removing various stains you need to be aware of many carpet cleaning tips. You may check online for more information how to remove the most common type of stains – coffee stains and grease stains, for instance. If you know what have caused the stains on your carpet, look for information how to prepare eco-friendly preparation for removing them. If you prefer using professional cleaning products, check in the forums which products are the safest and which achieve the best results. Always when you apply a detergent on your carpet, put protective gloves on your hands. If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you may use a protective mask as well.
The third step of carpet cleaning is deep cleaning. To be thoroughly cleaned your carpeted flooring may need washing. Most carpets can be washed. If you do not have a vacuum cleaner to wash carpets and you cannot afford renting one for several hours, then you can simply fill a bowl with hot water and take a brush to scrub. Put in the basin of hot water a little detergent for washing dishes then rub the carpet in parts. It is always preferable to use professional steam machine but not everyone can afford this equipment. Consider the idea of scheduling a professional hot water cleaning procedure once or twice every year. That way your will prolong the time of carpet’s exploitation.
After you have treated all the stains on the carpet, it will be slightly wet. Do not apply too much water because that way it will need more time for drying. One of the best carpet cleaning tips is to deep clean your carpet when the weather is warm and sunny. If it is warm, open to windows to air the room and speed up the drying procedure. In addition to that, if you have one of those fans that rotate in the middle of the room, you mat turn it on after you have rinsed the carpet and leave the room. This will dry out much more efficiently than if you leave it to dry by itself without assistance.
For all who are planning to wash the carpet in the living room, use these carpet cleaning tips:
1. Before treating the carpet, it is advisable to choose a small corner of one end where selected to test preparation. Some agents act badly on some types of materials, so it is always advisable to stay cautious.
2. Refresh the colors of the carpet with the help of baking soda. Spread it generously on its surface, leave it to act for several hours and collect it with the vacuum cleaner. You will be surprised by the incredible change!
Have you tried carpet cleaning with snow?
It might sound crazy, but it works great. The next time you fall out of thick and fluffy snow, you can test this idea. Fill a large bucket with snow and clean the carpet with it.
This would work very refreshing of the carpet, it will get rid of unpleasant odors and freshness ice will destroy a bunch of germs, bacteria and mites that exacerbate allergies, asthma and other diseases.
To summarize, deep carpet cleaning can be performed even if you don’t have professional experience. However, you need to be aware of some basic carpet cleaning tips. Also, you need to dedicate a whole day for carpet cleaning, especially if you don’t have powerful machines.