Saturday, January 2, 2010

Appropriate Carpet Care Techniques

Most interior decorating will include a carpet or two in some rooms in the home mostly due to their beauty and also to add warmth to the room. Carpets come in a variety of colours, textures and designs and proper care will ensure that they maintain their beauty for many years. Most carpets can last up to ten or fifteen years with adequate care. The first step in carpet care is to vacuum regularly and to clean any spillages as soon as possible before they set onto the carpet using the right cleaning products. It is also helpful to reduce the dirt that reaches the carpet by using indoor mats and also asking people removing their shoes before entering the house, which will also reduce the wear and tear on the carpet.

Vacuuming and Dry Cleaning Carpets

Carpets should also be professionally deep cleaned using steam machines at least every twelve to eighteen months. Smaller rugs that are machine washable can be shaken outside and put in the washing machine at the recommended settings. Some rugs and carpet are dry clean only so it is important to know which cleaners do carpets as many do not. When vacuuming area rugs that have a fringe, care must be taken to not catch the strands in the beater bar of the vacuum cleaner. Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs must be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s specifications to keep them in good condition for longer.

A clean carpet is a reflection of a healthy home and appropriate carpet care must be adhered to for a long lasting carpet. A good vacuum cleaner is an essential investment that keeps the carpet dirt free. For quick cleaning of spillages and spots, so as to maintain a home’s interior decorating, consider investing in specially manufactured and readily available carpet cleaning products. 

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