As a homeowner, there are few things that can be more tedious than maintaining a clean home. Whether you clean your house yourself or have hired help to do so, there are helpful tips to consider, especially when it comes to those the toughest area: carpeting.
To begin, carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week in order to prevent any sort of buildup that might cut carpet fibers and ruin your space. When vacuuming, it’s essential to change up the direction of your strokes to ensure you are picking up all of the ground-in dust and dirt.
Take on each room in sections, concentrating on smaller areas and taking your time as you make your way throughout the room. By adding some baking soda to your vacuum’s bag you can combat the odors that soiled carpets can give off.
Beyond the routine cleaning of your carpets, spots and spills can be any homeowner’s worst nightmare. From food spills to pet stains, the key to removing potential stains from your carpeting is to clean them immediately. The sooner you begin to carefully blot or scrape the area, the better.
Before any cleaning supply is applied to the spot, remove as much of the stain as possible using a white bath towel. Working from the outside in to avoid spreading the stain further, blot the moisture that is left from the cleaning substance. After the moisture is blotted, use another clean white bath towel to brush the carpet back up to a standing position. If there is still moisture after blotting, using a thicker white towel weighed down by a heavy object can help soak up the remaining liquid.
While spots and spills can be tricky to remove, there are strategies that can be practiced to give a homeowner a better chance at a spotless area. Overall, routine maintenance followed by immediate stain correction is a winning combination for a spotless home.