How to maintain your carpet after a professional carpet cleaning?
After all that work you put into choosing the right carpet color, pile and pattern, it’s only natural you want to keep it looking great as long as possible. If a professional carpet cleaning is in your near future—or if you’ve had one recently—you may be wondering what steps to take next. You can maintain your carpet for months or even years to come by following these simple steps:
Blot up spills immediately
Spills can cause permanent damage to your carpet. They can also attract dirt and debris, which can lead to mold and mildew. Additionally, spills can cause permanent staining or a dull appearance on your carpets.
Spills may attract pests like rodents and cockroaches into your home. These pests not only make a mess but also carry disease organisms that look for food sources and shelter in homes with poor sanitation practices.
Clean your entryways
You’ll want to clean your entryways, especially if you have wood floors or tile. Dust and dirt can get tracked in on shoes, so it’s important to pick up as much of it as possible. In this case, a good old-fashioned wet mop and bucket will work wonders. If you don’t have a mop or bucket handy, simply use a vacuum with a hose attachment to suck up any visible dirt and dust in front of the door. A hand-held vacuum works well if you’re cleaning up only small areas.
It’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly to help remove dirt, dust, and hair that may have accumulated in the fibers of your carpet.
Vacuum at least once a week—more often if you have pets or kids who track in lots of dirt from outside.
Use a vacuum with a rotating brush to lift and remove embedded particles from deep within the fibers of your carpeting.
Vacuum in the direction of the nap (the direction that individual strands flow) so that you don’t rub dirt into it when you’re cleaning.
Place walk-off mats at all exterior entrances
One of the best things to do after a professional carpet cleaning is to place walk-off mats at all exterior entrances. This will keep dirt and mud from entering your home, which keeps your carpets looking great longer, smelling great longer and clean longer. It also saves you money because you won’t have to replace them as often.
If you have carpeting throughout your home but do not have an upright steam cleaner it can be difficult. Try to keep hardwood entryways clean before they get too dirty. You can stop dirt there before it become permanent marks on your floor!
Protect your carpet from furniture legs
- Use furniture pads.
- Use felt pads.
- Use furniture sliders.
- Use felt furniture sliders.
- Use furniture sliders with felt pads.
- Use furniture sliders with felt furniture pads and felt furniture sliders
Minimize occupant traffic
The next thing you should do is minimize occupant traffic. This means keeping pets off the carpets, children off the carpets and not having shoes on when walking over your carpet. Pet hair and other contaminants can get trapped in carpet fibers after a professional cleaning has been performed, so it’s important not just to be careful with your indoor environment but also to keep your pet out of harm’s way until you’ve had a chance to clean up after the professionals have left.
The final thing we’ll suggest is keeping the carpets dry and clean at all times. While this may sound like common sense, there are many things that people don’t think about when they’re trying to maintain their floors: spilled drinks can lead to mildew growth; food particles can attract pests; human sweat will break down fibers over time; hair products contain silicone oil which ruins flooring surfaces (not just for aesthetics but also for health reasons). A lot goes into maintaining quality floors!
Following these simple steps will help you keep your carpets looking and smelling great longer!
After the professional carpet cleaning, you should follow these steps to make sure that your carpets stay clean for as long as possible.
- Blot up spills immediately: Spills can cause a stain if not cleaned up right away by blotting with a dry cloth or towel.
- Vacuum regularly: Vacuum your carpets at least once a week to prevent dirt build-up and keep them looking like new!
- Place walk-off mats at all exterior entrances: This will help protect your carpet from any outside contaminants that may come in through the door or window (or even through an open window).
Clean entryways: Keep the area around doorways, such as entry halls, staircases and hallways free from clutter or debris that could damage the carpet fibers over time if left unattended for too long! Also be careful when moving furniture around so nothing gets dragged across any area rugs while they’re still wet from cleaning!
You’re now a carpet care expert. Congratulations! You’re now a carpet care expert. Maintaining good carpet hygiene is just as important as keeping your bathroom clean. And, it’s easy to do with these steps.