5 Easy Ways to Clean Your Carpet

By Ann Hills / a couple of weeks ago

If there's one thing every mother had always warned her kids about, it's spilling something on the carpet. You can instantly recall multiple scenarios where a mother would fear for the carpet as if it were one of her own children, and that happens for a very good reason. Cleaning your carpets can be a huge hassle if you're not aware of what you're doing, and that’s where this article is going to help you out. Whether or not you’ve done this before, you're going to learn how to handle scenarios like dropping your plate of food onto your carpet or just generally cleaning out a dirty carpet.

Here Are 5 Ways You Can Clean Your Carpet With Ease:

Use a Vacuum Cleaner

A huge reason why carpets start to feel like they're aging faster than they should be is because they're neglected when it comes to vacuum cleaning. Carpets attract dust at a crazy amount. The only way to get rid of that dust is through vacuum cleaning your carpets extremely thoroughly. That helps get rid of any tiny crumbs that may have made their way towards the bottom of the carpet as well. Vacuum cleaning is absolutely necessary when it comes to cleaning out your carpets, and it should be done in a semi-regular basis. If you don’t have the time or the energy to be able to vacuum the carpets meticulously, then you could always invest in a robotic vacuum cleaner that automatically does it for you.

Act Quickly And Correctly When You Spill Something

This is perhaps the most important way to clean your carpet as it's going to save you so much hassle along the way. Whenever something gets spilt on the carpet, make sure you have your gear ready to start treating the carpet before the stain gets embedded all the way inside the carpet. If you dropped food, then you should remove any solid part that’s easily detachable from the carpet as soon as possible. If it's a liquid, then get a white cloth that’s clean and dry and place it on top of the stain so that it absorbs as much of the liquid as possible. Slowly start adding a little amount of water to the cloth so that it can absorb better.

Most stains are easily removable if you act fast enough, but you also need to use the right method of cleaning. You can’t rub on the carpet as that’s instantly going to make it worse. Rubbing or scrubbing will just force the stain deeper into the carpet itself while also damaging the fibers of the carpet. Always blot with a dry cloth and then slowly add more water as you go.

Hire Professionals To Do It For You

If you’ve got yourself a very delicate and expensive set of carpets at home, if you're facing an area far too large to be able to clean easily like in an office, or if you just generally don’t want to clean your carpets yourself, then you should probably start seeking out experts in the field to do it for you.

If you live anywhere in London for example, the locals are very familiar with getting professional help and prefer to do so. Finding East London carpet cleaning professionals is always somewhere widely accessible and available, as they are in all other areas as well. It’s important that you look at reviews to find the best service available so that they clean your carpets well without ruining them.

Use Baking Soda To Remove Odors

This one is a handy little trick to know whenever your carpet starts to let out a bad odor into your house. You'll first have to vacuum your carpet to get rid of any dust/dirt particles on your carpet. Then you just sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet and let it sit for as long as you want as baking soda absorbs and neutralizes any chemicals/odors there are on your carpet. The longer you keep it, the better the results.

After leaving it there for a while, thoroughly vacuum it up and you'll be surprised to find that your carpet no longer contains any bad odors and is extremely clean. This one comes in really handy because you wouldn’t need any actual carpet cleaners or any products other than baking soda which you always have at home anyway. It's cheap and it's effective.

Limit The Chances Of Your Carpets Getting Dirty

This might be a little obvious, but it's very necessary. You can easily keep your carpets clean by setting some ground rules (pun intended) all around your house. You should not allow food to be in close proximity to your carpets for the majority of time in the household. There will be some exceptions where you'd want to eat in a place around the carpet, but it's just better if you keep your meals around your kitchen and not where you might cause a mess far more annoying to clean up.

Another major mistake that people make is to come back home and not take off their shoes before walking all over the carpets at home. Anything that was on the bottom of your shoes is now also on the bottom of your carpets. Taking off your shoes prior to walking on any place in the house that has carpets will help you maintain the cleanliness of your beloved floor decorations.

Whether or not you have the time/money/energy to clean your carpets, it has to be done anyway. A dirty carpet is not something you'd ever want in your house, as it can contain horrific things. Underneath the first layer of fibers is the perfect breeding ground for insects and bacteria, and that is not something you'd want to happen underneath your roof. Keeping your carpets clean is crucial to keeping your house clean. It's quite easy to do if done right, and extremely difficult to do if done wrong. That’s why you should always try to use the correct method to deal with the type of stain that could happen from what's on the carpet. First, always try water. After that, it's very easy to either Google what to do with the specific type of stain mentioned, or bring out the carpet cleaner, the vacuum and the baking soda.

About the author

Ann Hills

My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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