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How to Clean Carpet
Carpet cleaning doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be rather straightforward. Let the experts at Hicks Carpet One help you keep your new carpet looking as good as new for a long time.
First, it’s always important to consult the manufacturer recommendations when it comes to carpet cleaning. You want to make sure that you use the right treatments and processes, and you certainly do not want to void any warranties. Nonetheless, our carpet cleaning tips are general and therefore can still be helpful for any carpet owner.
Every week, you should vacuum your carpet at least once, but in heavy traffic areas (or in homes with children and pets), it might be better to vacuum twice. Vacuuming is extremely important because it removes loose soil from the carpet’s surface. Loose soil can often be worked into the carpet over time, and this can cause staining. While any vacuum can be helpful, we recommend using a vacuum with adjustable and rotating brushes. These types of vacuums are most efficient, as they can remove over 80% of loose soil from the surface.
In addition to vacuuming, be sure to deal with any spills on the surface as soon as possible. You should consult your manufacturer’s instructions, but we do have some stain tips to help you keep your carpet clean. Click here to view our stain tips!
There are also some longer-term carpet cleaning activities that can prove to be really helpful. One of these activities is referred to as 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 should be scheduled for every 12-18 months.
As always, we at Hicks Carpet One are here to help you with your new carpet, so be sure to stop by our San Antonio, TX store for some additional carpet cleaning tips.