Whether you have guests coming over if you’re just tired of having a messy house, one way to make your home more comfortable is to clean the carpets. However, this task is often more difficult and exhausting than most homeowners expect it to be. So, how can you make your home more inviting? By making your carpets look brand new again.
Use the Vacuum
The first step is to use a vacuum. While this tip won’t do much to help with cleaning hardwood flooring, it works much better on rugs and carpets. Getting all of the dirt and dust off of your floors requires some discipline and effort. Waiting to do it every several months isn’t good enough. For best results, you should do it once a week. Using the revolving brush extension is an excellent way to get started, especially if what you need to do is perform a deep clean because you haven’t had the time or energy to clean your carpets by yourself or have someone in your family do it for you.
Use a Brush
The next step is to use a brush. Hair, allergens, and pet dander are stubborn sources of stains on your carpets that can be hard to get rid of; that’s why our next carpet cleaning tip has you going a step beyond. Lint rollers can also make a difference, especially if there is a lot of pet hair or if the stains have set and need to be scrubbed out before they can be lifted.
Get Rid of Stains
Now it’s time to get rid of the stains that are in your carpet. Water stains will eventually fade on their own, but you will want to do whatever you can to prevent last moisture damage. Stains left by food, drinks, or pet damage will be much more challenging to deal with, unfortunately. Dents and scuffs from shoes and furniture legs can also be much more challenging to get out than you think they will be, which is why carpet cleaning is so important. Some vinegar and water are all you need to breathe new life into your old carpets. Don’t blot too much or go in with too much pressure at first; a smart approach is to test how well a spoonful of this simple homemade solution will do. Then after you’ve determined whether or not the solution will work, you can fluff to fibers on your carpets like you’re fluffing a bowl of rice.
Get Cleaning with Hydro Clean Certified Restoration!
If you need your home cleaned, look no further than Hydro Clean Certified Restoration. We’re located in Baltimore, but we’re happy to serve customers in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Harford County, and Carroll County. We can also handle fire, smoke, and water damage. Your upholstery, air ducts, and drapery are in good hands with us. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! You can also call us at (410) 737-0088.