When you live in a home with kids, pets and their subsequent messes, the carpets quite often will start to look old and dirty long before they’re due. Following some very easy carpet cleaning tips by the Carpet Cleaning Vancouver crew (Zen Carpet Cleaning) will help your carpet return to that like new appearance and maintain it for many years to come, no matter what type of accidents or spills occur when the kids or animals are involved.
The easiest tip to follow is to vacuum regularly and know that if you follow this tip religiously you can increase the life of your carpet tremendously. Sand and grit and works like little pieces of glass and when it is ground into the carpet it thins the pile gives it a dingy appearance and overall causes irreversible damage. Vacuuming every day in these high traffic areas is the only thing that will preserve the appearance of your carpeting and prevent these path areas from forming.
When you have little children and animals in the home you will find that accidents and spills from juice, food or pet accidents are a certainty. It is most important to remember that the faster you remove these marks the easier it will be. Keeping the spot cleaner on hand is the best way to be able to remove these marks as they occur. Oxy clean is one of the most versatile spot cleaners to keep on hand because it works for many food stains and pet accidents but it is essential to follow the instructions on the container to prevent any damage that may occur to the carpet. Also having a wet Vac to remove any residue from your spot cleaning attempts can increase your success rate.
With your animals that don’t matter how well trained they are, there will be times when an accident will occur. With urine, it is necessary to not only remove the stain but the odour because pets have a tendency to return the scene of the crime and repeat. Sometimes general carpet cleaning products will not work and it is necessary to use enzyme cleaners to remove the stain and odours. These types of cleaners can generally be purchased pet stores and again it is important to follow the instructions on the label. Enzymes in the carpet cleaning solutions make the stains disappear and neutralise the odour, this will prevent any permanent damage from occurring and the pets will not mark the spots over and over.
Along with the regular vacuuming of your carpets, spot removing tips, and overall maintenance it is necessary to shampoo or steam clean your carpets to maintain their beauty. You can do it yourself by purchasing a steam cleaning unit or using a rental. Do it yourself carpet cleaning can be a lot of work but if you are up to the task you can get great results. With any carpet cleaning machine, it is important to go slow enough to remove as much moisture as you can. Excess water left in the carpet can cause a lot of damage or develop mould and mildew.
If you are unsure of how to clean a carpet yourself then hiring professional carpet cleaning company is the way to go. Many carpet cleaners can revitalise an old carpet and save you the cost of replacing it with a new carpet. Professional carpet cleaning companies usually carry several different spot removal chemicals which can assist them in making a carpet look like new. These cleaners have the experience to use their equipment properly and reduce the risk of developing mould or mildew.
Whether you are working with a new carpet or just trying to fix an old one, these easy tips will help your carpets look great. Kids and pets can wreak havoc on your carpeting but with the right maintenance, you can overcome any damage.