During the warm months most homeowners feet the moment to deep-wash their carpets has finally come. With so many different carpet cleaning product and DIY recipes you can easily get inspired to tidy up your home. However like every process carpet cleaning has its necessary steps and our London experts are here to guide to through this process.
1. Put Everything in Its Place
You can’t go straight to stain removing, there are a couple of important initial steps that you need to follow. First, you have to prepare your cleaning area:
- Set all toys and clothes at their places. Do not leave anything laying casually on your floors and creating a tripping hazard.
- Inspect the carpets for forgotten objects – a small toy or a piece of jewellery. They can easily damage your vacuum machine.
- Rearrange the furniture. Move chairs and tables of the carpet so you will have better access to it.
2. Vacuum Your Carpets
All professional carpet cleaning companies start their routine with a thorough vacuuming of the place they are about to deep-wash. Here are a couple of things you need to keep in mind:
- Make sure your hover is strong enough to remove all of the dust and dirt but not so much so that it will damage your carpet fibres. Check with your user’s guide if you are unsure about which setting to use.
- Do not press with force on your vacuum’s cleaning head, you can seriously harm your carpets. Gently “glide” it.
- Make slow strokes forward and backwards, avoid cleaning only in one direction.
- After you are done make sure to check your hover’s bag and replace it if needed.
3. Time for Inspection and Some Important Tests
Ok, you’ve vacuumed everything but you are still not ready to proceed to the actual stain removing. You need to make a thorough inspection and determine what cleaning supplies and technics you are about to use:
- Carefully check your mats and carpeting for stains. Try to guess their origin.
- You need to decide whether you are going to use common cleaning detergents or are trying some DIY homemade remedies.
- If you pick the first option, you need to test the cleaning product on a small patch of your carpet. Preferably somewhere in the corners of the room or under the sofa. So even if the material gets damaged, the spot won’t be easily noticeable.
- If this is the first time deep-cleaning your carpets all London experts urge their customers to read the manufacturer’s’ instructions. Not all fabrics are the same and you need to use different washing product for the different materials.
4. Remove the Stains From Your London Carpets
There are a few disclaimers when it comes to stain removing that you need to be aware of:
Olds spots are much harder to come off than fresh ones;
- Simple stains like the these from orange juice, soup or makeup powder are easier to remove than the ones from wine, blood or tomatoes.
- When washing a stain remember to always both and never rub. This way you will keep the spot at bay and will prevent it from getting all over the place.
- Steam cleaning is a great method of cleansing your carpets. You won’t have to worry about stains and bacteria. If you don’t have this machine at home, you can always book it in the form of a carpet cleaning service from your local London experts.
Things to Avoid While Cleaning Your London Carpets
Altho carpet cleaning may seem simple, ask yourself, why so many companies in London offers it, if it is really this easy. The truth is there are many tricks when it comes to this task and an unprepared person can easily damage their expensive carpeting. Do your research and avoid the following mistakes:
- Regardless of the type of fibres, your carpet is made to avoid using bleach at all costs. The chemical will practically dissolve every material it falls on.
- Do not attempt to clean old red wine stains with white wine. Altho our cleaners say this method works, it is applicable only on fresh stains.
- Avoid using homemade cleaners containing vinegar or lemon juice. These two liquids are very acidic and can easily harm a nylon carpet. Use them in your salad, not on your floors.
- Do not overdo it when it comes to water especially if you can’t hang your carpet outside to dry. If you use a lot of liquids and leave the material soaking wet you might have a serious problem with mould very soon. Always use a slightly dampened sponge or towel when “rinsing” the stain cleaner.
Enjoy your freshly cleaned carpets at your stunning London home!