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Carpet Cleaning Glasgow

Updated on September 6, 2010

Some Advice on Dealing With Common Carpet Cleaning Problems

Traffic Lanes

Traffic lanes are those areas of your carpet which receive the most footfall and gradually, over time, build up a diry grey film which can be difficult to remove. Traffic lane soiling is typically found at or near the entrance to your home or office, in halls and corridors and at or near seats or sofas where people have been sitting for a long time.

The other problem which you experience with traffic lanes is that the carpet pile becomes flattened and abraded over time, giving your floorcoverings a very unappealing appearance.

To revive your carpet pile, vacuuming with a good quality vacuum cleaner is recommended, preferably a vacuum cleaner with twin motors and a beater bar. This will help lift and separate the carpet fibres, leaving your carpet revived and with a fuller, fresher appearance.

Removing the dirt from traffic lanes is a greater problem and can be very difficult, if not impossible, because the soiling which causes it has built up over time and penetrated to the very base of your carpets. Accordingly, avoidance is the key.

Use mats at the entrance to your home and at the entrance to different rooms within your home. Above all, vacuum your carpets regularly, especially the areas which receive the highest footfall. Another simple but effective tip to reduce the damaging effect of traffic lanes is to move your furniture around, so that people are sitting in different locations. You should also check high traffic areas for spills or stains, especially oily stains which can be very difficult to remove if not dealt with promptly.

A practical. if often overlooked, piece of advice when it comes to traffic lane dirt is simply to purchase darker coloured carpets. These days cream or light coloured carpets are very fashionable but unfortunately they tend to show up even the smallest mark or stain. Darker coloured or patterned carpets do a better job of concealing marks.

Lastly, if all else fails you should engage the services of a professional carpet cleaner. Even then, you should be realistic in your expectations. Not even the most competent carpet cleaner can be expected to remove dirt and soiling which has built up over years if you only call him/her out every 2-3 years.

It is well worth having a professional cleaner clean your carpets every 6-18 months depending on the volume of traffic your carpets receive.

Observe the above tips and you should be able to keep your carpet – traffic lanes included – in good shape for many years, extending the useful life of your carpets and saving money on costly replacements. If you are looking for professional carpet cleaning advice visit carpet cleaning Glasgow!

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