Keeping Your Carpets in Pristine Condition Post-Professional Clean
Having your carpets professionally cleaned by Austech Carpet Cleaning is a sure-fire way to rejuvenate your living space and enjoy a fresh, clean environment. But the question most homeowners in Queensland ask is, “How can I maintain this cleanliness after our carpet cleaning service?“
Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are some handy tips on keeping that professional-level clean intact.
The first few hours after a professional carpet clean are crucial. It’s best to let the carpet dry completely before walking on it. Walking on damp carpet can lead to new dirt being quickly tracked in. If you absolutely must walk on it, use clean, white socks and walk lightly.
Regular vacuuming is the secret sauce to maintaining clean carpets. It’s recommended to vacuum at least twice a week. This habit will not only pick up dirt and dust before they can become embedded, but also help maintain the carpet fibres’ fluffiness. When vacuuming, slow and steady wins the race. Slow passes will ensure more effective dirt and dust pick-up.
Immediate Action on Spills
Accidents happen and spills are a part of life. But when they occur, swift action can be the difference between a momentary mishap and a permanent stain. Blot the spill – never rub – using a clean cloth or a paper towel. Rubbing can cause the spill to penetrate deeper or spread further. After blotting, apply a suitable carpet cleaner according to the package directions.
Implement a No-Shoes Policy
A simple and effective way to prevent dirt from entering your home is implementing a no-shoes policy. Shoes worn outside bring in dirt, mud, and other unwanted guests. Consider having house slippers or socks for indoor use.
Utilise Mats and Rugs
Use doormats at entrances and invest in decorative rugs for high-traffic areas. They can absorb a good deal of dirt and grime that would otherwise find its way into your carpet. Plus, they add a stylish touch to your interior decor. Remember, these mats and rugs will also need regular cleaning!
Regular Professional Cleaning
Even with the best at-home care, deep-seated dirt and allergens can escape the suction of your home vacuum cleaner. That’s where Austech Carpet Cleaning comes in. Professional cleaning goes beyond the surface, eliminating deeply embedded dirt and allergens. For high-traffic households with kids and pets, we recommend professional cleaning every 6-12 months.
Avoid DIY Carpet Cleaning Machines
While it’s tempting to use a DIY carpet cleaning machine from the supermarket, they can often do more harm than good. These machines can leave your carpet too wet, leading to mould and mildew. They also lack the power to fully extract dirt and soap, leaving behind residue that can attract more dirt.
Dealing with Pet Hair
Pet hair can be a big issue for carpeted homes. A rubber broom can be an effective tool for removing pet hair. Regular grooming of your furry friends will also help minimise the amount of hair that ends up on your carpet.
Treat High-Traffic Areas
Spray a carpet protector on high-traffic areas. This can help prevent premature wear and makes these areas easier to clean. Be sure to follow the product instructions and make sure it’s suitable for your carpet type.
Rotate Your Furniture
Occasionally rearranging your furniture changes the traffic pattern in your room, preventing excessive wear and tear in any one area. This simple act can prolong the life and look of your carpet.
By implementing these tips, your carpets will not only look cleaner and fresher, they’ll also last longer, making your professional carpet cleaning investment go even further. Remember