How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

By: Encore Carpets Gold Coast Carpet Cleaning Guide Regular care and maintenance can extend the life of your carpet. Whether your carpet is made from wool or synthetic fibre, the basic steps of carpet care involve frequent vacuuming, acting on spills immediately, and regular professional carpet cleaning. Vacuuming The most important thing you can do to maintain the appearance of your carpet is vacuum it thoroughly on a regular basis, particularly in areas of high traffic. Vacuuming should be done at least weekly to remove soil and grit before it sinks below the surface. At least three vacuum passes against the natural pile, with more passes over heavily soiled areas, are needed. It is recommended you use a quality vacuum cleaner fitted with a micro-filter to ensure fine particles are removed and use the correct brush setting for the pile length of your carpet. A vacuum with a rotating brush will agitate the pile loosening soil and other contaminants. Spills and stains Any spills should be attended to immediately and spot cleaned. Hot liquids should not be allowed to cool before attempting to remove. Solids such as jam should be scraped up with a knife or spoon; liquids should be blotted using paper towel or tissues. Stain removal should then proceed according to the substance that has been spilt after first doing a spot test on a hidden piece of carpet or a carpet sample. Take care not to scrub or rub a spill as this may drive the stain further into the pile and damage fibres. If the stain fails to respond to treatment, contact a professional carpet...