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How to Clean Carpet
Carpet cleaning can seem like a major chore, but it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. In fact, carpet cleaning can be quick, easy and straightforward when done correctly. At Hicks Carpet One, we have the experts to help keep your carpet looking as good as new and longer lasting.
Before you get started, it’s important review the recommended carpet cleaning procedures advised by your carpet manufacturer. Carpets nowadays are made from all kinds of materials, so it’s helpful to know what cleaning products work best and what to avoid. If you’re not careful, you can ruin your carpet using the wrong cleaning products. Be sure to use the right treatments and processes and always check for any warranties on your carpet. Nonetheless, our carpet cleaning tips are general for the most commonly installed carpets and can still be helpful for any carpet owner.
One routine that really can improve the life of your carpet is vacuuming at least once a week. If there are heavy traffic areas, kids or pets in your home, it might be better to vacuum twice. Vacuums are great because they can both improve your home’s air quality and carpet value. Vacuuming plays an important role in your carpet’s life because it removes loose soil and dirt from the carpet’s surface. Loose soil and dirt can often be worked into the carpet over time, and this can cause staining.
Carpets also trap allergens, which can easily be vacuumed, improving the air quality of your home. If the allergens are not vacuumed, they can eventually worsen your home’s air quality and cause your family’s allergies to be heightened. Based off of allergens alone, this is a perfect example of how the role of the vacuum separates the benefit of a carpet from the burden of a carpet. While most vacuums usually get the job done, we recommend using a vacuum with adjustable, rotating brushes. These types of vacuums are most efficient, as they can remove over 80% of loose soil and dirt from the surface.
In addition to vacuuming, spills and stains need to be dealt with as soon as possible. The longer a spill can set in your carpet, the more likelihood it will turn into a stain. If the spill does indeed turn into stain, it can become more difficult to remove. It’s important to consult your manufacturer’s instructions when dealing with spills and stains, but we do have some stain tips to help you keep your carpet clean. Click here for more information on how to deal with certain stains.
Along with immediate spill and stain removal, there are longer-term carpet cleaning activities and routines that have been proven to be really helpful. One of these activities is a process called “deep extraction.” Deep extraction, which can be done by a local carpet cleaning service, removes dirt and other materials that have become embedded in carpet fibers. In other words, deep extraction seems to remove any excess dirt that your vacuum may have missed. A deep extraction is best optimized and cost effective when scheduled every 12-18 months.
Hicks Carpet One is committed to giving you the best flooring services. That is why we are always here to help you with your new carpet. Stop by our store at 9901 Broadway Suite 109, San Antonio, TX, 78217 for some additional cleaning tips!