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Best Carpet Cleaning Tips

Updated on June 26, 2013


Do you have dirty carpets? There are many things you can do to help your flooring look better. No matter the reason your carpet is looking dingy, a carpet cleaning company can usually help. This article contains a variety of tips for choosing the right carpet cleaner to tackle your carpet stains.

Are Carpets Necessary ?

Many people might not feel the necessity of using carpets at their home but to tell the truth it is one of the best ways to beautify your location.Choosing the right carpet is very important because it amplifies the mood and allows to create great atmosphere in the surroundings.

Carpets come in several colors and designs which almost tempt us to buy but the most important thing to consider is their quality. Never ever judge anything by just its appearance. Only finalize when you test it thoroughly and are satisfied.

Carpets also help in protecting the floors from getting damaged.

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Brussels Flower Carpet (2008)


White Carpet Adding Beauty To Living Room


Carpet Cleaner Service


How To Choose Carpet Cleaning Companies ?

There are several Carpet Cleaning Companies but the problem is to choose among them. Here lists several key points to select and filter various carpet cleaning companies.

  • Read customer reviews pertaining to local carpet cleaning companies. Many services may have been here for awhile, but their service leaves a lot to be desired. This will give you knowledgeable employees with a lot of experience.
  • Need a carpet-cleaning business to treat water damage on your carpets? If so, understand you have 48 hours for this. If you wait beyond that, your carpets might be too damaged to save. If you act within the 48-hour window, there is a good chances your carpets can be saved.
  • Make sure you immediately blot any liquid spilled on your carpet. Using dry towels to blot up the spill can really help. Cleaning those stains will be simpler if the liquids don't get down deep in the carpet. If it goes deep, you may need to use a steam cleaner on the area.
  • Make sure to get rid of any plant life from any room that is going to be cleaned. Take this precautionary measure as these chemicals may harm plants. A majority of companies won't compensate you for any dead plants.
  • Be sure to ask all carpet cleaning services what sorts of products and equipment they use to clean carpets. You're hiring a business who can provide a service to you, so you should make sure that they are making use of modern equipment.
  • A lot of companies that clean carpets will offer a guarantee for their work. See if any of the companies you are thinking of using have a guarantee. Also, find out how long the guarantee is for. You must be able to call for a free re-cleaning within that time period if you are not satisfied.
  • You should ask to see if the carpet cleaning service is an employer or if someone is sub-contracting. You want it to be an employee - they are typically more worthy of trust over a subcontractor. Aim to hire a firm which offers their own staff, not a third party.


Written Contract Is Important

  • Instead of asking for a quote over the phone, have the carpet cleaning company visit the house. Doing so lets them look through each room and provide you with a more accurate estimate. Once you have settled on a company, be sure to have a written contract in place.
  • If you are considering the use of a professional cleaning service, be sure that this business has an actual physical location. You're going to need a real address where any issues can be resolved, if you should have a problem with the work the cleaner does. Look out for P.O. box addresses with no actual street address.

Small But Effective Ways To Clean The Carpets

  • Take your time to research various companies to determine which one is right for your home; don't just go with the cheapest one. You must to consider quality above all else. Do not forget that the crew will be at home with large pieces of equipment. The company you hire should treat your property with care.
  • Having a pet means cleaning your carpet more regularly. A professional can help you get the job done. A carpet needs to be vacuumed a couple times a week, and carpet cleaning supplies are essential to keep on hand.
  • You should not rub a stain or it will get worse. Blotting with an absorbent cloth will lift stains while rubbing will only make stains spread. Just blot the liquid. When dealing with dirt and mud, aim to work under the debris to avoid a larger problem.
  • Baking soda is an affordable way to mask bad odors and keep your carpet fresh. A lot of carpet deodorizers out there are just a mixture of fragrance and baking soda. Save some money by using baking soda. You can add a little essential oil to baking soda or a spice such as cloves.
  • White vinegar can be used to as a cleaning solution. Your best bet, though, is to hire a professional to remove staining. This will help remove the surface dirt before the professional cleaners arrive.

Dirty Carpet

  • Talk to your loved ones and find out if they have a carpet cleaner they like. Anyone with carpets in their home has likely needed them cleaned at some point. You should be able to find someone who has used a carpet cleaner. They can recommend a company to you. On the other hand, if they were not pleased with a company, you'll know to avoid them.
  • Before a carpet cleaner begins, they should cut the pieces of carpet sticking up. A loose piece could be sucked up by the machine, and then cause further damage by unravelling your carpets threads. Always look over all the carpet and prevent this from happening to you by cutting loose pieces off.
  • You should seriously consider cleaning your carpets at least every 6 months. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your carpets and let it sit overnight. Allow it to sit in the carpet for several hours before you vacuum it. This should help rid your carpet of any bad odors.
  • If carpet cleaners are coming, vacuum your carpeting first. Vacuuming prevents dirt and grime on the carpet surface from smearing once you start steam cleaning. You can them use a steam cleaner or have a professional carpet cleaner come over if you do not have a steam cleaner.
  • Take 'before' pictures of your carpet prior to the cleaners arrival. This will act as protection for you in the unfortunate event the cleaners actually damage your carpet rather than cleaning it. You don't want to have to eat the cost of new carpeting through no fault of your own.
  • As shown, a cleaning company may help your carpet appear new or close to it anyway. The tips you've been given will help you with the carpet cleaning process. Follow this advice to take the best of care of your carpet.

Hope you like the best carpet cleaning tips.Thanks for reading.


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    • swathi180 profile image

      swathi180 5 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by Stars439

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful advice, and great tips. GBY.

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      swathi180 5 years ago

      Thanks for the appreciation Mr.Rajan

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice tips. Thanks for sharing.


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