While most of us think it is easy to keep carpets clean on our own, we might not realize that we need more help cleaning carpets than we think. What you probably didn’t know is that almost all carpet companies will void your warranty if you don’t get you carpets professionally steamed every 12 to 24 months. Just Vacuuming or steaming carpets yourself may not cut it, especially if you are a larger property owner. Professional carpet steaming is one of the only ways to protect your carpet in most legal cases. That’s where San Diego’s Clean Earth Restorations comes in.
You should call the professional more often than you think.
Check with your carpet company for the specifics on how often they need steam cleaning. Some may require regular cleans every We recommend that especially in a larger office building you may want to aim for even more frequent steamings. Call professional steamers for a clean every six months if you can.
Regardless of how often you use them, steam cleaners are a necessity for carpet health and steaming carpets should not be attempted on your own. Dust can only be effectively lifted from deep within the fibers of your carpet with steam. If dust is left in it will wear down and rip the carpet’s fibers. Professional machines need to be used in order to effectively remove all the steam’s moisture from the carpet after a cleaning. Attempting to do this on your own can leave excess moisture and potentially cause other problems such as mold.
Vacuum at least weekly (or more often with pets).
Vacuuming is and remains to be one of the easiest way to keep carpets and area rugs clean between professional steams. Our in-house experts recommend vacuuming at least once per week to remove abrasive dust particles from carpet fibers. If you have pets or notice any areas that are used consistently you may want to ramp up your vacuuming to deal with these circumstances.
Air out area rugs for spring and fall cleaning
Care for area rugs may vary in the manufacturer’s instructions, so it’s a good idea to check for when you should clean your rug. Generally you should clean rugs at a similar rate to your carpets. Area rugs also benefit from a deep-clean once every six months (we recommend the old-fashioned style of beating with a broom as one of the most effective cleaning strategies). Ideally, you will want to wear a mask when rug-cleaning to protect your face, and let it air out for a day.
Most area rugs can also be steam cleaned — Check the rug itself to make sure it is safe to steam clean – if yours can you might steam it yearly.
Deal with spills immediately!
Always be careful not to rub stains deeper into the carpet when cleaning. Time is your worst enemy in this situation because waiting to clean a stain allows the moisture seep deeper into the carpet fibers.
Spraying carpet cleaner on a cloth and dabbing the stain is the best way to deal with a spill. Work from the outside to the center so that you don’t spread the stain to a wider area. Use a clean cloth to rinse in a similar way, and then blot dry the remainder. It may help to place paper towels on the area overnight to absorb any leftover moisture.
If you are looking for professional carpet cleaning Clean Earth Restorations is here for you 24/7. Call us today!