Carpet Cleaning Tips From Orange County Carpet & Flooring Pro’s
Vacuuming is where most individuals begin when maintaining their wall-to-wall carpet. Today, our Orange County Carpet & Flooring experts will cover all sorts of guidelines for cleaning, removing stains, and dealing with an assortment of other scenarios.
For now, though, we will get to the basics:
- Our Orange County Carpet & Flooring service providers suggest that you vacuum your Wall to wall carpets at least once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your wall-to-wall carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places around your carpet.
- To vacuum a wall-to-wall carpet, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.
- Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Our Orange County Carpet & Flooring service providers suggest that you go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
- Pay special attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Our Orange County Carpet & Flooring service providers recommend that you vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
- Soil retardants can be applied to new wall-to-wall carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers’ advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.
- Our Orange County Carpet & Flooring service providers also recommend that you add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.
Odors are one thing — spots and spills are quite another. Spots and spills happen to just about every carpet and can be difficult to remove. We’ll get into that in our other blogs.
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