Dirt is like a gaggle of thousands of tiny blades slicing through carpet fibres. Walking over a filthy carpet grinds tiny grimes against the fibre, causing microscopic scratches in the fibres. The shine of the carpet gets dulled as dirt scrapes the strands, which is why high-traffic areas seem duller than that the rest of the carpet. Here are some effective tips for home cleaning carpet, which will help you clean off all the dirt.
Remove dirt regularly
- Vacuum the entry areas including high-traffic regions twice a week and the other carpet at least once a week to protect your carpet.
- A filthy bag, dirt cup, or filter can reduce the suction force of a vacuum by half. The most common cause of the failure of bagless vacuums is that the filters aren’t replaced frequently enough. The best time to replace the filters is when they are three-quarters filled.
- For efficient cleaning of the carpet, a slow vacuum helps to remove as much dirt as possible. One rapid trip through low-traffic regions and two slow trips through high-traffic zones are recommended. Dirt is cleaned more effectively with two slow passes than with quick passes.
- Prefer using walk-off mats to keep out dirt. Use coarse-textured mats outside your doors and water-absorbent mats inside the doors. It’ll help to keep your carpet clean.
- Hire a carpet cleaning company to regularly clean the dirt from your carpets.
Home cleaning of carpet with steam:
- In a spray bottle, combine a drop of cleanser with hot water and softly sprinkle the dirtiest parts. Allow a 5-10 minute rest period before beginning the general cleaning. Move your furniture or put aluminum foil squares and wood under the legs to avoid rust or stains from transferring to the damp carpet.
- Personal machines leave lots of moisture in the carpet, but don’t have powerful suction to fully extract it. With the soapy water solution, make only one pass. Apply the neutralizing rinse liquid one more time. Next, you will have to turn off the water and perform two to three drying passes to ensure that the water is soaked off.
- Mildew thrives in a wet carpet environment. To remove extra moisture in the air after cleaning your carpets, open all the windows, use blowers, and a desiccant, or set the AC to a moderate level (72-78 degrees). Before you walk on the carpet, ensure that it is totally dry. This can take at least 10 hours, although it usually takes six to eight hours.