Four Steps For Proper Carpet Care Between Cleanings

Here’s how you can keep your carpet staying fresh in between cleanings!

Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better when you’re in between cleanings. Products that rate highly on CRI’s Seal of Approval (SOA) program are your assurance that you will clean correctly the first time (more on the SOA program below). Here are four simple steps to keep your carpet clean and looking great:

Vacuum

high traffic areas daily, and everywhere according to a vacuuming schedule, using an SOA/Green Label-approved vacuum.

Clean spots and spills quickly

with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil quicker.

Professionally deep clean

your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

Stop dirt at the door

by using mats outside and in, taking your shoes off when you enter the house and changing your air filters to reduce airborne dust particles.

Don’t forget the rugs!

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

Washing rugs

If your rug is small and the label says “machine washable,” shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.

Beating larger rugs 

If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. Many carpet cleaning professionals have rug cleaning expertise as well, but, if the label says dry clean only, your best bet may be to roll it up and take it to a dry cleaner. Save time and aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning — many do not.

Vacuuming area rugs 

Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.

Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs 

Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals.

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