Carpets usually give a special touch to the decoration of our home, but the care and cleaning of these can become a headache. Apart from the dust they accumulate, there is no lack of stains caused by food, the dirt we bring from outside and for those who have pets, this is one of the favorite places to rest … and for some, a place to go to the bathroom.
In addition to the hairs and urine of our dogs and cats, the carpets accumulate mites, dead cells, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOC), dirt and bacteria.
Did you know that your carpet can contain four times its weight in dirt and up to more than 4,000 germs than your toilet?
Before getting rid of that carpet that cost you so much to choose and that combines so well with the rest of the decoration of your home, pay attention to these cleaning tips .
A regular vacuum, at least once a week is essential, but does not remove dirt, mites and bacteria . Even the use of soap and water is not enough, when it comes to removing stains, deep odors and accumulated dust for several months.
Bacteria can remain alive on a carpet for up to four weeks.
A highly recommended natural product is sodium bicarbonate . Spread it on the carpet and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, then vacuum the carpet . The bicarbonate, in addition to absorbing odors and deep stains , also removes dirt.
In the case of stains, it is always good to clean as soon as the accident happens, before they dry on the carpet. The longer the stain lasts, the harder it will be to remove.
The worst spots to clean? The red wine ones! For these, we recommend the Red Wine Stain Remover Wine Away . Before spreading this or any product on the stain, we recommend doing a test on a small area of the carpet, not very visible, to see how it reacts to the fabric.
For cleaning carpets , it is advisable to use a cloth . If you use a brush, you run the risk of mistreating the fibers of the carpet, causing it to fray.
If you are going to clean your carpet with a neutral soap , avoid using large amounts of water that could soak it. The excessive use of water, can generate the formation of fungi or mold in the carpet.
When the carpet is completely dry, use a neutral pH deodorizer such as the Dream Clean Deodorizer to remove any deep and unpleasant odor from the carpet.
Do you prefer to save your stress and leave your carpet in the hands of professionals?
The carpet cleaning is one of our specialized services. Our experts will go to your home or office and will be responsible for giving the best care to your carpet , using natural products and free of chemicals , which will leave free of any dirt, stain or bad smell.