How To Clean Carpet By Hand
Nobody wants to invite friends and family over to a dirty home, and the first thing anyone visiting your home will notice first is the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of the carpet.
That’s why it’s crucial to ensure your carpets are always spotless.
But it doesn’t need to be a grind.
There are many ways to remove the grime from your carpet so you never have to be concerned about your guests judging you.
Keep reading to learn some of the best tips on how to deep clean carpet.
Use A Carpet Vacuum Cleaner
Use a vaccuum – obvious, right?
But did you know many of the most well-known brands actually damage your home’s floor?
It’s true – and it’s especially so with older models that should have been replaced years ago.
You might think you were saving money by hanging on to that old machine but it’s been tearing your carpet apart all these years!
They have often lost their powerful suction and only end up spreading dirt and dust around your home.
This is bad enough but it can really have a terrible effect on loved ones with allergies.
Make sure to replace your old cleaning appliances once they’ve passed their use-by date.
The vaccuum is only the first step in advanced carpet cleaning strategies but it’s the foundation.
Get this wrong and it makes the rest of the cleaning process far harder than it needs to be.
Use A Steam Cleaner Carpet Cleaner
Sometimes vaccuuming just isn’t enough and we need more advanced cleaning methods.
If so, it might be worth looking into using a steam cleaner.
They can be very expensive, so you might want to rent one – at least at first to see if it’s something you’d like to use more often.
Unlike a vaccuum cleaner that sucks up dust and dirt, a steam cleaner also cleans the carpet’s fibres for a complete and total clean.
The steam cleaner performs much better than the vaccuum cleaner alone, but when you have serious stains in your carpet, you need to kick it up another notch.
Go to the cleaning section of any supermarket and you will find some powerful carpet cleaning products that can remove most stains from your carpet.
Look for organic or natural products if you have children or pets at home to ensure they won’t be harmed by the chemicals.
Make sure to test your cleaning products on a piece of carpet that won’t be visible most of the time – under the sofa or a chest of drawers is ideal.
This is to ensure the product works as expected and you follow the instructions correctly.
The last thing you want is stain you accidentally made in the middle of the room!
There’s no need to use too much water as this will only lengthen the time it takes to clean your carpet and see if it works effectively.
And still, this might not be enough for the most stubborn stains.
This is when you’ll use a colour-safe stain remover.
These chemicals are strong and should only be use as a last resort.
Make sure to run a steam cleaner over it if the fumes remain strong.
Once you successfully remove the stain from the carpet, your task still isn’t complete.
You need to clean the vaccuum cleaner and steam cleaner as they may have picked up some of the harmful chemicals you used to clean the carpet.
Yes, it can take some time, and it’s easy to see why some people prefer to ignore stains and just replace the entire carpet, but if you need to save money, there’s no better way than the method described above!