3 Tips To Keep Your Carpet Looking Clean And New!

Buying new carpeting can be very expensive. Therefore, you should do everything you can to keep the carpeting you have looking its best. The better you take care of your carpeting, the longer it will last. There is no reason that carpeting that is well looked after can’t last 30 years. Here are just a few of the many ways you can take better care of your carpet.

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1. Do not neglect stains

When a carpet is stained by spilling a drink or dropping some food, many people make a half-hearted attempt to clean it up. They say to themselves that they will clean it later. However, time goes by and they eventually move on to other things, forgetting about the stain completely. This can be a disaster because once a stain dries and becomes hard, it becomes incredibly difficult to remove. In some cases, such as set-in wine stains, it will be necessary to call professional Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn to get the stain out for you. Therefore, it is important to act quickly to remove a stain as soon as it occurs.

2. Professional cleanings

While vacuuming your carpet on a weekly basis is a great way to keep it looking great and make it last longer, nothing compares to having it professionally cleaned. This should be done on a yearly basis. Professional carpet cleaning companies use machines and chemicals that are far more powerful than anything the average person has in their home. They can give your carpeting a deep and thorough cleaning that a standard household vacuum cleaner is not capable of doing.

3. Spill cleaning

There is an art to cleaning up a spill on a carpet. When a spill occurs, many people are often so panicked that they begin to frantically rub the stain in an effort to remove it. This will only make the situation worse by spreading the stain to a wider area. After you apply your spot removing solution, you should instead start from the outside and move towards the middle of the stain. This will prevent the stain from becoming any larger than it needs to be. After the stain has been dealt with, you should then pat the stained area to pick up any moisture that has been left over. If you fail to completely dry the area when you are finished, you will have a potential mildew and mold breeding ground.

 

 

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33 thoughts on “3 Tips To Keep Your Carpet Looking Clean And New!

  • March 23, 2015 at 7:05 am
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    Ugh, I’m so guilty of half-hearted stain attempts. Now I have a carpet that is in desperate need of replacement. Then I’ll get back in “care” mode again!

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  • March 23, 2015 at 9:59 am
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    There is a spot in my bedroom that could use some professional help! I think spread it around more than I actually got any of the stain off.

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  • March 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    I really do need to get a professional carpet cleaning crew in here! My carpets could certainly use it. Thank you for the advise about the stains-that will come in handy I’m sure.

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  • March 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm
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    Great tips. We do not have carpet downstairs but we do in the bedrooms upstairs except for my daughter’s room because of her asthma.

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    • March 25, 2015 at 11:33 am
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      Oh yes lots of hair and unclean carpets can just make a bad breathing environment. Good to get them cleaned often.

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  • March 23, 2015 at 7:50 pm
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    Those are some great tips. It’s hard to keep them clean when you have kids.

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    • March 25, 2015 at 11:35 am
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      It sure is!! I can hardly keep my floors clean with my two boys, its a constant job!

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  • March 24, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    I vacuum daily, but I didn’t know it extended the carpet life, woot! I do get the carpet professionally cleaned after winter leaves. I should probably do it twice a year.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    I am so thankful we have hardwood floors. The kids and the dogs would destroy any trace of carpet!

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  • March 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm
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    Builders grade carpet never lasts for a long time in my experience. We even upgraded our carpet and other looks terrible. I do steam clean it every so often. I need to do it again.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm
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    Love the tip to not ignore a stain. I am like a Ninja to the stains right away

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    • March 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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      Ha ha! Me too I grab that spot shot immediately and vacuum about twice a week.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 11:00 pm
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    Great tips! Carpet stains are inevitable especially when you have tots and pets running around.

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    • March 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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      Yeah! That would be great right? Why isn’t there an app out there for this?

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  • March 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm
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    I’ve never tried having my carpets cleaned by professionals. It crossed my mind, though I always put it off. Now that I know it extends the life of my carpet, I’ll give them a try.

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  • March 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm
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    This is great information. I had no idea the way to clean a spill stain is to work from the outside in.

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  • March 26, 2015 at 7:58 am
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    Great tips for sure. I totally agree with not neglecting them. I spilled coffee on our white couch the other day and soaked up what I could and put stain remover on what was left and you can’t event tell anything happened. As for the going from the outside in – I haven’t heard of anything like this before and I totally can dig it. Great tips

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    • March 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm
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      Thanks Caitlin! Addressing the stain immediately I think really helps!

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  • April 22, 2015 at 5:52 am
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    Great tips! It is true that it is important to use professional services once a while because carpet cleaning is pretty complicated! I recommend using stem cleaning for having a clean and fresh carpet! Thanks for the post! Greetings, End of Tenancy House Cleaning Ltd.

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  • April 30, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    This is a fantastic post! Really useful tips! The Spill Cleaning tip is really useful! It is something that most people don’t know but cleaning the stain calmly starting from the outside is really an effective technique!

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  • May 4, 2015 at 4:59 am
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    Thanks for the great tips. I love learning new things about carpet cleaning since I recently started to work as a carpet cleaner. Thanks again for the help.

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  • July 10, 2015 at 6:03 pm
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    I invested in a steam cleaner. It is the best investment that I have ever made!

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  • July 13, 2015 at 2:23 pm
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    These are some great suggestions. We have two young children and a dog and cat. It is a constant job. Thank you so much for sharing

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