A carpet can take rough treatment but if you abuse it, it will deteriorate and your investment will go to waste. The good news is, you don’t have to work too hard to keep your London carpet clean. Here are a few tips to keep your carpet in good condition.
Check care instructions
Before you purchase a carpet in London, find out as much as possible about the carpet as you can. This will be useful when you want to clean the carpet. For example, some carpets are stain resistant. Other carpets have to be dry cleaned only. So check the instructions and follow them accordingly.
Vacuum the carpet frequently
This is a very simple task, but it is mostly ignored. Vacuuming your carpet regularly will remove dirt before it has a chance to settle down and embed in the carpet (matting). A carpet should be vacuumed twice a week at least.
Take care of carpet spills as soon as possible
Do not spill anything on the carpet. But if you do, take care of it immediately. Blot out any spills with a cloth and follow up with a carpet cleaner. Work quickly because if you don’t, the spill may leave a permanent stain on the carpet.
Use a good carpet cleaning solution
Do not use cheap carpet cleaners on your carpet. Sometimes, London carpet manufacturers specify a cleaning solution to use on the carpet. If your carpet has one, make sure that you use it. If there is no recommendation, test the cleaning solution on a small area of the carpet. If you don’t see any problems, go ahead.
Call a professional for an intensive carpet cleaning
Once in a while, have your carpet cleaned by a professional London home cleaner. A vacuum won’t extract all the dirt from the carpet (especially the oily type). So engaging a London carpet cleaning professional is a good long-term investment. Carpet cleaning professionals also bring stronger carpet cleaning equipment. The carpet will also dry quicker.
Do not let sharp objects on the carpet
Do not walk with steel-tipped boots or studs on the carpet. Pets (especially cats) also have a tendency to sharpen their nails on the carpet and other furniture. So keep their claws clipped. If you don’t want to clip their nails, install a scratching post in a corner of the house. This will reduce the chances that they use the carpet to sharpen their claws.
Place doormats, mats, and rugs inside the house
Placing doormats, mats, and rugs inside the house, especially near the door will prevent soil and mud from ruining the carpet. This is a good idea if you have pets and children in the house.
If you are strapped for time, your best bet is to call in professional cleaners like Top Cleaners to do the job for you and take spring cleaning off your hands.