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3 Carpet Cleaning Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Oct 28, 2014

vacuum-cleaner-268179_1280What is there to know about carpet cleaning, you may ask? Doesn’t vacuuming do the trick? Well, vacuuming is a big part of it, but there is a lot more to maintaining a clean carpet than giving it a quick run-over with your Hoover, Shark or Dyson. And in the view of the Holiday Season, you might want your carpets looking extra nice for the guests. At Kent Clean, Maryland carpet cleaning is one of the services we shine at, and we are happy to share a few tips on how to keep your carpet flooring looking its best for years to come.

Treat Stains Immediately

If you spill something on your carpet, don’t let it sit there. Blot it with a paper towel or scrape off any solids as soon as possible. Avoid rubbing the spot back and forth, as it may cause the stain to spread and fibers to weaken. Once you remove the majority of the spill/liquid, treat the stain with your trusted carpet stain remover or cleaning solution. Let it work its magic and then absorb the liquid with a towel—you can leave a weight on top of the towel overnight to make sure all liquid is soaked up. If this is a new spot cleaner you’ve never used before, try it first in an inconspicuous spot to make sure it’s not going to ruin your carpet. Different stains might require different approach, but if you tackle them fast, you have a good chance of getting rid of them for good.

Invest in a Good Vacuum

To keep your carpets looking like new, you should be vacuuming at least once a week. In addition to that, any dry spills like potting soil or breakfast cereal should be cleaned up as they happen. That’s a lot of vacuuming, especially if your home is full of little troublemakers. Having a good vacuum will not only make your home cleaner, but can also turn carpet cleaning into a faster and more enjoyable activity.

A few things to look for in a vacuum:

  • Good suction
  • Lightweight and easy to operate
  • Versatile attachments for different surfaces
  • Fast and easy to empty
  • A robust filtration system that includes a HEPA filter

A good vacuum doesn’t have to be obnoxiously expensive—many budget models offer similar features and benefits advertised by “top shelf” vacuum cleaners. To get a taste of what a good vacuum feels like, borrow one from your friend, neighbor or relative and use it right after you vacuum with your own machine. You’ll be amazed (and possible grossed out) at how much dirt your old vacuum leaves behind.

Hire a Professional

Once in a while your carpet might need some deep-cleaning and pampering. Depending on how much abuse carpet suffers in your household, the deep-cleaning frequency can be anywhere between once a year to once every few months. Of course, you can buy or rent steam cleaning equipment, but consider the cost, storage needs and additional expenses, such as cleaning and drying products. Besides, most retail carpet cleaning systems, although more powerful than your vacuum, can’t compare to the power and capacity of professional truck-mounted equipment. Professional steam cleaning will remove any packed-in dirt and old stains that you didn’t treat right away, giving your carpet a fresh, new look.

You can always rely on Kent Clean for professional carpet cleaning. Need a quote? Contact us today online or at 410-552-6501. We also offer carpet repair services, so if your carpet has seen better days, we can patch it up and make it look like nothing happened!

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