Maintaining your carpet may sound like a nightmare but it doesn’t have to be! If you know how to properly treat your carpet with the right products and cleaning techniques, it is guaranteed to last longer and look as good as new! So, what should you do, you may ask? Worry not, for we have the right solutions for you! Here are a few tips on how to effectively maintain your carpet.
Treat stains immediately
Food spilling or accidental dropping is the most common reason wool carpet get destroyed. However, it doesn’t have to mean it’s the end right there! The key is to act fast and treat the stain immediately. Carefully pick up what you can pick up and apply detergent on the stain right after. If you wait for it to dry off, it will be almost impossible to clean up. Once the detergent softens the stained area of the carpet, rub the dirt out and let it dry. Make sure to always use high quality and approved cleaning solutions to avoid damaging the color of the carpet.
Treat stubborn stains
Sometimes, stains just wont give in that easily. If they fight back and you find yourself struggling to remove them, moist the area with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let it sink in for about an hour. Come back to it and rinse and wash off again. The stain should then be gone.
To keep your carpet fresh and clean you need to vacuum it regularly. Depending on the type of carpet, you will have to use different vacuum extensions for best results. If you find snags on your carpet, don’t pull them, as you can damage the whole thing. Instead, carefully cut them off with scissors.
If your carpet is under a heavy piece of furniture such as a heavy table, it will have dents in the most pressured areas. Once you move the furniture, the dents are visible and, thus, ruin the appearance of the carpet. To fix the dents, you can use a blow dryer to heat up the area slightly (don’t blow dry too close). The heat will make the fabrics softer so that you can stroke them back into regular shape. If the carpet is still sturdy, use a coin to get it straight.
Water damage is one of the reasons many carpets are thrown away. If the water damage is small, you can easily fix it by drying the area with a blow dryer or taking the carpet out to dry off. However, large water damage cannot be fixed without professional carpet cleaning machines. In that case, consider taking your carpet to a professional service.
Considering how much the carpet is used, you should be taking it to professional cleaners at least once every 12 to 18 months. By implementing the techniques and advice mentioned above, you will significantly increase the carpet’s lifespan and keep it looking fresh and good as new! Make sure to consider the type of your carpet, as not all types can undergo all cleaning procedures.