We all agree that carpet is an integral part of home comfort. It makes a room more warm and comfortable. However, sometimes carpets get dirty and have to be cleaned. Since carpets are so popular, these days carpet care is relatively easy to come by and it is inexpensive. In this article you will learn how to clean and better care for your carpet at home.
The first step when you are getting ready to clean your carpet is to consider how your carpet go to be so dirty. If it’s just dirty from extended use, then you don’t need to do anything except clean it. However, if your carpet has water spots or mold, it may be that you have a bigger problem to deal with than just a dirty carpet. For example, specialists from Peter W Smith Construction explain that “signs of a leak can show up as water stains on the ceiling, mold or water puddles on the floor.” So, before spending a bunch of money on carpet cleaning, make sure you look for tell-tale signs that you may have a leak in a roof or window that is causing the problem. Another common cause of dirty carpets is pets. Pets track in mud and shed hair all over your house. By limiting the rooms that pets have access to, you can seriously reduce the amount of carpet cleaning that you have to do.
Before proceeding directly to the cleaning process, let’s look a little deeper into what carpets are out there. Most carpets are made from natural and synthetic fibers. Since carpets made of natural fibers can easily spoil, we recommend you clean it only with the help of professionals. However, in this article, we will tell you how to properly clean synthetic carpet.
Synthetic carpet is made of:
Nylon and Polyamide
This material has very good characteristics. It does not retain dents, the color does not fade, it holds its pile, and it is easy to clean.
Acrylic and polyester
This is one of the cheapest carpets out there, and it only lasts about 8 years
This kind of carpet is the lowest in quality. It will serve you no more than 5 years. However, it’s main advantage is that it is super easy to clean.
Suprema and terklona
These materials are very nice and soft, similar to wool. Also, it is pretty easy to clean.
Let’s move on to talking about the actual cleaning process. Today, there are many tools for cleaning flooring, including specialized equipment. We will offer you the most efficient and effective of them. Here area few cleaners that work well on carpet:
- Specialized shampoo of neutral composition
- Stain remover for dry cleaning
- Vinegar (2 tbsp. Tablespoons per 1 liter of water)
- Ammonia or clear alcohol (2 tablespoons per 1 liter of water)
- Normal detergent