Carpet Cleaning Tips - Vacuum Often

Vacuum Often

Carpet Cleaning Tips - Vacuum OftenDirt embedded in your carpets is like thousands of little blades that saw at the base of your carpet fibers every time you take a step. To help protect your carpets, vacuum entrance areas and high-traffic areas on a more frequent basis, (twice a week) and the rest of the carpeting once per week.

When dirt scratches your carpet fibers, it also dulls the sheen of the carpet, making the high-traffic areas appear to stay dirtier than the rest of the carpet.

Set your vacuum to the right height for your carpet. If the vacuum height is set too high, the vacuum won’t have the ideal suction and you won’t pick up as much dirt as you could, and if its set too low, the vacuum’s roller brush and drive belt can damage the carpet. To set the vacuum’s ideal height, raise it to its highest setting, and then lower the height until you can start feeling the vacuum grabbing the carpet fibers.

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Carpet Cleaning Tips - Deep-Clean Regularly

Deep-Clean Regularly

Carpet Cleaning Tips - Deep-Clean RegularlyDeep cleaning your carpet on a regular basis is essential to keeping the carpet looking fresh and new.

Deep steam cleaning of your carpet involves using a a steam-heated solution and carpet cleaning equipment to inject, agitate and then extract the heated solution, along with a lot of gross stuff.

Steam cleaning your carpet helps keep the carpet fibers in the high-wear areas from being permanently damaged, but cannot undo the damage once it has been done. We recommend having your carpets deep cleaned every six months, and more often for larger families and high-traffic areas.

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Carpet Cleaning Tips - Freeze Gum

Freeze Gum

Carpet Cleaning Tips - Freeze GumYou step in chewing gum out on the street but don’t realize it until you tracked that gross, sticky mess onto your carpet.

To get it out, head to the freezer and grab a couple of ice cubes. Freeze the gum with ice cubes for about 30 seconds, or until the gum is frozen solid.

Then use a spoon to lift up the glob and cut the strands of carpet as close to the gum as possible. If you cut only a small amount of carpet, the spot shouldn’t be noticeable.

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Blot Stains, Don’t Rub

True Clean Carpet - Carpet Cleaning TipsDab stains with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth, paper towels, or a sponge instead of rubbing the stain. The key is blotting.

Blotting puts a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up, while rubbing causes the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers, and this can lead to the premature breakdown of those fibers.

You want to try and keep the stain in a small central area, so always blot from the outside of the stain inward, as blotting outward can actually spread the stain and make it larger.

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Try Shaving Cream

True Clean Carpet - Carpet Cleaning TipsBelieve it or not, sometimes the best carpet cleaner for general stains is ordinary shaving cream.

It will often remove just about every type of stain. Apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and let it set for about 30 minutes.

Once the shaving cream has set, blot it away with a dry white cloth. Finish by spraying the area with one part vinegar mixed with one part water and then wiping away the solution with a cloth.

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