Five Secrets to Keeping Your Carpets Clean

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It usually doesn’t take long before spots start appearing on your carpets. Whether you have pets, children, or you yourself have a spill, accidents do happen—and unfortunately it happens quite frequently on your flooring.

There are many stains that are hard to get out—including wine, wax, grease, and soda. Below, the floor removal experts at Speedy Floor Removal has outlined five secrets to keep your floors clean and lasting longer.

Secret 1: Blot, Don’t Rub

If there is a spill on your carpets, it’s almost second nature to rub your towel in a circle to get the stain out. This method actually rubs the stain deeper into the carpets rather than bringing it to the service. Instead of rubbing your towel in a circular motion, try blotting the stain. This will help absorb the stain into the towel instead of pushing it deeper—which makes it nearly impossible to remove.

Secret 2: Treat Your Carpets Like Clothing

If you spill grease on your favorite blouse, how would you treat it? Mothers for ages swear by sprinkling powder over the grease stain or by using grease-cutting dish detergent. Treat your carpets like you would your clothing by using the best method to get out those tough stains. Some ways to get tough stains out include: Carpet Cleaning Tips

  • Grease – Dish Detergent
  • Pen/Ink – Rubbing Alcohol or Hair Spray
  • Wine – Dish Detergent and Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Grass – Diluted White Vinegar
  • Gum – Freeze the Gum, Then Remove

For more tips on how to remove tough stains, click here.

Secret 3: Vacuum Frequently

Experts suggest vacuuming should be done twice a week to maintain a clean home. However, if you have pets or children, vacuuming more frequently may be needed to keep your home clean—especially in those high traffic areas. Vacuuming your carpets can remove dust, dander, dirt, and more—which could help your carpets lasting longer and can keep carpets from smelling.

Secret 4: Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Would you wear the same pair of socks for six months without washing them? Chances are, you probably wouldn’t wear socks for several days in a row let alone six months. Your carpets should be treated similarly. While carpets do not need to be cleaned daily, you should give them a good scrub every six months to wash out dirt, grime, and dander that is missed with regular vacuuming.

Secret 5: Invest in Rugs

When you walk through your home, you are bringing in millions of microscopic pieces of dirt—which end up trapped in carpet fibers. Rugs help reduce the amount of dirt by trapping dust and dirt as soon as you walk through the door. We recommend a straw-like rug for the outside of your home and a softer rug for inside of the home. You could also place rugs in high traffic areas to help catch even more dirt. To clean rugs, simply take outside and shake, vacuum, or wash with soap and water.

Carpets Which Can’t Be Saved

Let’s face it, when pets and children run and play through your home, it takes a toll on your flooring—sometimes, it just can’t be saved. That’s where Speedy Floor Removal comes in. We are Florida’s floor removal experts who can provide dust-free carpet removal services throughout the North Central Florida are. If you’re carpets are done for and are ready to be replaced, call Speedy Floor Removal for dustless floor removal.