Carpet cleaning can appear to be such a tedious chore. There is vacuuming, spot cleaning and regular professional cleaning required when a home owner has carpets in their house. If you have children or pets, then carpet cleaning requirements seem to double. There are actually a few little things that you should know about carpets and carpet cleaning that will help reduce the time spent having to regularly care for your carpets.
Cleaning your carpets regularly is a great base for reducing future workload. Ideally, they can be vacuumed up to 4 times a week with no ill effect on the quality of the carpet. This helps to eliminate the dirt build up and thereby lessen the amount of times you will require a professional clean.
A regular professional clean, whether once or twice a year is also important. Many nasty asthma triggering dust mites live in carpet. So if you have a family member with asthma, it is important to regularly clean carpets thoroughly to help reduce the build up of dust mites and dirt. It also helps reduce the strength of chemicals required for cleaning. If your carpet is very dirty, stronger chemicals are generally needed to help shift the dirt.
If you are able to reduce the worst of the dirt coming inside from outside, then you will also reduce your cleaning time. Use extra mats at all entrance points to the house, then only these mats will need cleaning. Shoes also carry copious amounts of dirt, so ensuring that people take their shoes off before walking on the carpet, or have quality outdoor mats for people to clean their shoes on first before entering the house should help with this.
It is also vital that when a spill occurs, it is attended to immediately. Always keep a good spot remover in your cleaning supplies. The sooner you can get onto cleaning up the stain, the less chance of it becoming a permanent mark.