In this article we will answer: how do i take care of my new carpet?
In this article we will discuss how to clean and take care of your carpets.
Many people love the furnished and insulated quality that wall-to-wall carpet gives them throughout the home. Beautiful carpets can really make a room and while laminate flooring can be more practical to clean and maintain copies can range from anything from £399 per m2 for a basic Lyon Grey carpet all the way up to £150 plus per m2 it really all depends on the quality and the thickness of the carpet that you choose to buy.
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Regularly washing your carpet
Carpets are the biggest collector of dust in the hall home and pet owners will understand that they also collect a lot of pet hair. Regularly cleaning your carpet is important and will help allergy sufferers. Carpets in high traffic areas of your home, such as hallways, landings and staircases, will require more attention when cleaning and we would advise shampooing or steam cleaning any carpets that you have in your house every six months.
We advise using a professional carpet cleaning company to carry out the cleaning of the carpets, as as the rent-at-home carpet cleaners, such as the RugDoctor, don’t often pack the punch to really give the carpet a deep clean throughout. Most rental properties have a basic thin carpets, which are normally of a synthetic pile and very easy to clean without having to go to any additional trouble.
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IMPORTANT: Please always check whether or not your carpet can be wet cleaned as some carpets such as hessian pile carpets and other expensive and piled carpets will all may require dry a carpet cleaning techniques.
If your carpet is subject to heavy wear we would advise is cleaning the carpet as often as every six months. This is especially true if there are any two of allergy sufferers in your household. However, if you remove your shoes at the door, coffee cleaning may only be necessary every couple of years depending on how careful you are and how many people come in and out of your home on a regular basis
We would also advise cleaning up any spillages straight away and to avoid permanent staining on your carpets. One of the main issues relating to our end of tenancy cleaning service is where tenants of properties have not kept the carpets cleaned during the tenancy, and staining such as coffee, blood or other food stuffs and have been left on the carpe. When it comes to the end of the tenancy they can be extremely difficult to remove, even with the best carpet cleaning equipment and chemicals.
If you have a larger carpeted house and are feeling brave, we would advise purchasing a middle of range carpet cleaner for £500+. Doing so will save you a lot of money say over a 10 year period. Always take care and attention when cleaning carpets yourself and check with the manufacturer if you unsure on the best technical practices to clean the carpets that you have purchased.
Top Tip: Keep a bottle of soda water handy for red wine or coffee spilt on the carpet. Poor little over the West End, cover with an old clean white tile and press hard to resolve all the moisture. The bubbles in this soda water will help to lift the stain on the carpet.