Home Carpet Cleaning Tips
This article from the Shalom Center publishing team is about home cleaning tips.
Everyone likes to decorate their house – and carpets are a popular choice. They are pretty, comfortable, fit easily and are always in vogue. However, keeping carpets isn’t as easy – there comes the herculean task of keeping them clean.
More often than not, we tend to ignore the fact that apart from regular dusting and cleaning, carpets require a little extra effort to last long and continue to make the house look good.
It goes without saying that a dirty, stained carpet laden with germs and moulds leading to spread of a number of health problems should be done away with. If you are looking to clean your carpet in your home, and are wondering how you could go about it, read on.
Mark Sanderson from Pro Carpet Cleaning Brisbane who has been in the industry for 10 years, stresses just how important it is to hire professionals. “Home cleaning is intensive, you would need a lot of equipment, and it isn’t easy, it’s best left to the experts”, he said. “If it is only light soiling then home cleaners can do the job, but if you have kids and pets, call in a professional carpet cleaning company”, he added.
Yet, if you are looking to clean carpets right in your home, he has a few tips to help you.
You Need to Focus to Eliminate Trapped Pollutants
Dirty carpets usually tend to retain a lot of dust, pollutants, pet dander, cockroach allergens and particle pollution. Toxic airborne gases usually are trapped by these particles into your carpet and are released once you vacuum them, contaminating the air in your home.
Instead, take the carpet out to your terrace and make it dry in the summer sun, before you vacuum it. This, while not as effective as dry cleaning, helps remove deeply trapped pollutants through high-powered vacuums.
Look to Clear Dust Mite Infestations
Dust Mite Infestations are a major problem for households. These microscopic creatures leave behind faeces and body fragments that are allergens.
Breathing in this kind of contaminated air can cause breathing problems and allergies. Again, you need to expose your carpet to high temperatures that kills dust mites – and the summer sun could be a good way out.
Loo to Eliminate Odours and Smells
Trapped pollutants and gases sometimes tend to react and eliminate certain odours and smells that aren’t removed with regular cleaning.
You could remove such odours and smells by sprinkling baking soda onto the carpet, spreading it out and letting the baking soda sit for a while. After a while, you can vacuum up the baking soda.
Look to Remove Stains and Maintain Appearance
Sometimes it becomes difficult to remove heavy stains on our carpets with regular cleaning techniques. Use strong shampoos and soaps to help maintain the appearance of your carpet.
Look to Prevents Mould Growth
In humid areas carpets usually trap moisture. Which are then at the risk of developing mould areas that are highly infectious and can cause allergies.
To do this, you need to use and apply bleach to the affected areas. Apply one cup of bleach with one gallon of warm water.
It’s advisable to go in for professional cleaners. But if you could not – these effective home carpet cleaning tips could work in the interim. We’d like to thank Mr Sanderson and his company for helping us write this article. If you have any questions for Mark, please leave them below. Thanks for reading. Shalom.