Dirt, stains, and hair, as well as mold and mildew, are attracted to carpets. Dust mites, fleas, and carpet bugs will not be attracted to your carpet if it is properly maintained. Continue reading this to learn about routine carpet maintenance, odor removal, and deep cleaning methods of cleaning your carpet.
CARPET DEEP CLEANING STEPS
1. Rent or Buy a Carpet-Cleaning Machine
- A carpet-cleaning machine, which uses hot water and a chemical cleaner to wash the fibers of your carpet, can remove the toughest stains and odors.
- Rental carpet-cleaning machines are available at home and garden stores, and at specialty vacuuming and carpet stores.
- Cleaning solution and stain removal treatment are included in the carpet-cleaning machine rental. Before renting a machine, make sure you know what kind of carpet you have so you can use the right cleaning solution.
- You might also consider hiring a professional to come to your home and clean your carpet for you.
2. Do Vacuum Your Carpet
- Before you begin the deep cleaning treatment, make sure it is completely free of all loose dust and dirt. Before vacuuming, sweep the dirtiest areas of the carpet to remove dirt.
3. Treat Stained Areas
- Most carpet-cleaning rentals include a solution that should be applied to stained areas prior to the deep cleaning. Spray stained areas with vinegar if you don’t have a stain remover solution.
4. Fill the Carpet-Cleaning Machine With Water and Cleaning Solution
- To add the appropriate amounts of hot water and carpet cleaner, follow the directions that came with your machine.
- In some instances, the water and solution are kept in separate tanks; remove the tanks and fill them with water or cleaner as directed.
- Before continuing, double-check that the tanks are properly installed on the machine.
5. Clean Your Carpet by Turning on the Machine
- Slowly run the machine over the carpet to ensure it is completely covered. To ensure that you don’t miss a spot, you can overlap areas that have already been cleaned. When the machine is working properly, dirty water will splash into a receptacle on some machine models.
- Turn the machine off and unplug it if it runs out of water or cleaning solution. Fill the tanks with clean hot water and cleaning solution after discarding the dirty solution. After using the carpet-cleaning machine, pour the excess dirty solution into the toilet.
6. Allow Your Carpet to Dry Completely
- With this process, you could finally say that “I am done,” because this step is the last step in cleaning your carpet.
- It should look and smell like new in a few hours.
Other points you should also remind yourself:
Do a Regular Vacuum
- If you have a shaggy carpet or live with cats and dogs, invest in a good vacuum that sucks up dirt from deep within the carpet fibers. Vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis keeps it looking and smelling good.
- At least once a week, vacuum your carpet. You may need to vacuum every day if you have pets.
- Vacuuming should not be rushed. Even the most powerful vacuums require some time to collect dust, dirt, and fur from the carpet fibers’ base. Vacuum the carpet several times to ensure that it is completely clean.
Spills Should be Cleaned Up Right Away
- Allowing spills to soak into your carpet and dry makes removing the stains much more difficult. You’ll save a lot of time later if you can get to a spill right after it happens.
- After absorbing the spill with a clean cloth or paper towels, sprinkle baking powder over the area and let it sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum the spill onto a clean carpet once it has dried completely.
- If wine or another colorful liquid has been spilled, add a little club soda before sprinkling on the baking soda.
Learn the Right Techniques for Removing Older Stains
- It’s not always possible to remove a stain right away. Don’t worry if you have an old wine or coffee stain; many carpets have been pre-treated with stain-resistant chemicals, so stains are usually easy to remove.
- Using a spray bottle, lightly spray the area with vinegar, then sweep it down with a cloth. Overload the area with vinegar or carpet cleaner, sprinkle with baking soda, and vacuum after the baking soda has dried.
- A mixture of lemon and salt can be used to effectively clean lighter carpets. Make a spot treatment in a hidden area to ensure your carpet doesn’t turn a different color.