Carpet Cleaning Tips

Carpeting is a big investment in your home. Carpets can last a lifetime, if taken care of properly. If the carpet isn’t cleaned and maintained, it can become unhealthy. Five star carpet cleaning is a smart financial and health decision.

Carpet stain removal

Small stains can be cleaned with either the attachments provided with carpet cleaning machines or hand cleaning. The best way to make your job easier is to catch the stain early. Once the stain is set, it will be more difficult to get rid of it.

It is best to immediately remove any moisture and blot it as soon as possible. You should not overblot the stain as this could cause damage to your pile. If blotting doesn’t work, you could try using one the many household cleaners such as vinegar, baking soda or a commercial carpet shampoo. Spray a bit of the solution onto your stain and rub it in. Blot immediately.

This will work well if the stain was not already dried. If it isn’t, you can try mixing 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. You should soak the affected area in water and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Use a sponge for scrubbing the area. Rinse the area with warm water. Allow to dry.

If your stains continue to resist your cleaning methods, you may need to hire a carpet vacuuming machine that is designed to clean your carpet.

Removal of wax

It is very difficult to remove wax from carpets. Let the wax cool before applying it. Use a sharp edged knife to remove as much as possible of the wax. The residue can be covered with a brown paper bag, a towel, or a towel. The wax will stick to your bag or towel and not the carpet.

Preventative Care

A little preventative maintenance can make your carpet last longer and help keep it looking good. The cleaner your carpets are, the easier it is to clean them.

Vacuuming, which is the first thing to do, is the most important. Vacuuming doesn’t remove all dirt, and should only be done once a week. This will help to prevent dirt and dust from being trampled into the fibres. High-traffic areas should always be attended to.

Northern Beaches Carpet Cleaning
90 Mona Vale Rd, Warriewood NSW 2102
(02) 8311 0608