As spring continues to overcome the gloomy chill of the winter season many of us are revitalizing our home environment with the familiar and invigorating “spring cleaning” routine. This routine not only serves as a proper introduction to the cheery season of a new year, it is practical maintenance and an appropriate course of sanitation for the entire household. When the windows sparkle, linens dry on the line, and the dusting is complete, it can be time to turn these spring cleaning attentions to the surface that receives the most wear and abuse in the whole house: the reliable home carpet.
The Importance of a Clean Carpet
While carpets enjoy regular attention in the form of vacuuming and a spot cleaning here and there, the truth is carpets can enjoy a much longer life and retain their attractive appearance with a regular carpet cleaning. The aesthetics are not only preserved but it also fights against harmful microbes, dust mites, and other allergenic materials that lurk inside the carpet fibers. For homes with children and pets this can be an especially important maintenance.
Some signs your carpet is in need of cleaning:
– When you hit the carpet with the flat of your palm it kicks up excessive dust or dirt particles
– The family has allergies related to dust mites, pet hair, or other environmental allergies
– The carpet has a dingy appearance or feels grimy to the touch
Once you determine it’s time to tackle the carpet there are many easy ways to restore cleanliness and attractiveness to your carpet flooring.
Though there are many products on the market for cleaning a carpet the first step should always be a thorough vacuuming. Many people buzz through this chore without giving it much thought or attention which can lead to missed spots or a substandard job. Move the vacuum cleaner slowly over the surface and be sure to follow the tracks to ensure all parts have been reached.
Once the carpet is vacuumed there are some easy ways to revitalize the carpet, fight odors, and sanitize the flooring surface.
– Baking Soda can be an effective deodorizer for carpets that smell a bit musty.
– Mild dish detergent and a diluted white vinegar rinse can be a stain’s worst enemy.
– Ammonia can be an addition used in a detergent wash to tackle soiled places on the carpet
Professional Carpet Cleaners
These measures are just a few of the ways you can clean and maintain your carpet throughout the year. However, it is recommended that carpets receive a professional annual cleaning to tackle microbes, dust mites, and pet hair. This deep cleaning will not only restore beauty and sanitation to the carpet it will make it much easier to maintain the clean carpet throughout the rest of the year.
The professionals at High Quality Carpet Cleaning are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of your carpet flooring and can promptly answer your questions and schedule a cleaning session. For more information contact us at High Quality Carpet Cleaning!