Keeping your carpets clean is an age-old problem that we’re all familiar with. When you notice a stain, it’s only natural to try and get rid of it, whether it’s using white wine on red wine stains or frantically scrubbing when people are on their way round.

However, you don’t always need to resort to these measures. Read on for our handy guide to keeping your carpets clean.

Tackling the problem early

The best way to keep your carpets clean is to prevent dirt, debris and stains from occurring in the first place. By taking a few simple steps, you can keep your home and your carpets clean all year round.

Doormats at every entrance

One of the easiest ways to prevent the transfer of dirt and debris onto your carpet is to place doormats at every entrance to your home. Perhaps even get two at each entrance, one inside and one outside to prevent transfer even further.

Remove shoes indoors

As well as encouraging guests to wipe their shoes on your doormats as they enter, you may want to employ a no-shoe rule indoors, avoiding dirt and debris being brought in from outside. Try wearing socks or house slippers when indoors to protect your carpets even more.

Clean stains straight away

The worst thing you can do to your carpet is to let stains fester and embed themselves in the fibres of your carpet. You may not notice every stain immediately, but it’s vital to tackle them straight away once you do spot them.

Regular cleaning

However hard you try, dirt and debris getting onto your carpets is inevitable. You simply cannot maintain a clean carpet without a regular clean.

Vacuum at least twice a week

It goes without saying, one of the easiest and best ways to keep on top of your carpet cleaning is with a vacuum. It’s worth investing in a good cleaner and giving each room a once over at least twice a week to keep your home looking its best.

Monthly deep cleans

As well as keeping on top of the vacuuming in your home, a monthly deep clean is a great way to leave your home looking – and smelling – clean. Baking soda, vinegar, rubbing alcohol and so many more household essentials can prevent carpet mould and give your carpet a fresh look.

Hire a professional

If you want to keep your carpet looking as good as new, a professional clean is the only way to achieve a perfect look. Once or twice a year, a deep professional clean is vital for preventing aging and discolouration.

At Clean & Dry Sheffield, we offer a variety of cleaning packages to make sure your carpets look and feel their best all year round.

Carpets go through a lot in their lifetime. With muddy feet and paws, accidental spillages and unavoidable footfall, your carpet can be left looking worn out and tired in just a few short months.

Don’t worry. With our quick and easy tips, you can keep your carpet looking and feeling new for as long as possible…

1. Vacuum regularly

Buying the newest, top-of-the-range vacuum cleaner isn’t a definite solution for your carpets. To extend its life, you’ll need to give it a once over with the hoover at least twice a week. Make sure you’re clearing the filters regularly, too, as a full vacuum isn’t going to be performing to the best of its ability.

2. Switch it up

Regular footfall can be tough for your carpet to handle. Certain areas will get stomped on more often than others, leaving them flattened and worn down. A regular shake up of your home’s layout will help to keep your entire carpet looking and feeling as good as new. Try moving furniture around every 6 months or so for the best results.

3. Use baking soda

A clean looking carpet simply isn’t enough. You want it to smell like new, too. Sprinkling a light layer of baking soda across your carpet before vacuuming will help to leave it looking and smelling fresh. Keep those pesky pet scents at bay with this handy trick. For tougher areas, leave the baking soda to settle for a few minutes before vacuuming.

4. Emergency stain remover kit

Stains are a new carpet’s worst nightmare. If they’re not tackled properly and quickly, even the smallest stains can ruin the look of any home. Keeping a stash of the best stain removing products is the best way to quickly remove any nasty spills. Shaving cream, dishwasher detergent, club soda and hydrogen peroxide are some of the best stain removers.

5. Trim loose ends

If any loose snags of tufts appear on your carpet, make sure you don’t pull them out. This will only make the problem worse, tearing the carpet from the backing. Instead, grab a pair of scissors and trim the snag before the problem worsens. Pet owners and parents in particular should be on the look out for these tufts, as claws and little hands can easily pull threads loose.

6. Regular deep clean

Even if you follow our first 5 tips, it’s inevitable that your carpet will start to look tired and worn after a few months in your home. Just as you’d take your car in for an oil change, your carpet needs some professional maintenance. Unlike regular vacuums, a professional carpet cleaner can get deep into the fibres, removing all dirt and grime.

At Clean & Dry, we use a variety of cleaning methods to ensure your carpet cleaning needs are met. Our thorough and hassle-free cleaning service in Sheffield will leave your carpet looking and feeling as good as new in no time.

 

Your carpet goes through a lot in summertime. Whether it’s the kids treading in mud, extra footfall from family BBQ’s or pesky pet accidents, it’s no wonder your flooring might not be looking its best – but don’t worry. With our 5 top tips you can keep your carpets clean and still have time to enjoy the sun (while it lasts).

1. Shoe free household

One sure-fire way to keep your carpets looking spick and span this summer is to become a shoe free household. Yes, it seems simple enough. But with kids, family and friends trekking in and out the house it’s an easy way to reduce mud, dirt and moisture getting trapped in your carpet.

2. Vacuum regularly

In summer your carpet sees a lot of traffic and that means you should try your best to stay on top of the cleaning routine. Regularly vacuuming your carpets prevents excessive wear and tear. It also removes dust, pet hair and allergens from the fibres, making it suitable for your little ones to crawl around.

3. Use mats, rugs and runners

In high footfall areas, such as hallways and doorways, the carpet can often wear down and become tired and dull. Prevent these issues with doormats, rugs and hallway runners. This provides a place for people to wipe their feet and keeps your beautiful carpets fresh and clean for longer.

4. Tackle spills straight away

Whether it’s an accidental red wine spill or a stain from a messy pup, it’s important you tackle spillages as soon as they occur. The longer it’s left, the harder it will be to remove the stain completely. Remember to blot rather than rub the spill, as this helps lift the spot from the surface.

Why not try our safe and non-toxic Spot Remover for free? This is a concentrated solution which can remove even the most stubborn of spills.

5. Get the professionals in

Are your carpets looking dirty this summer? Have you tried everything you can, but just can’t fix that big stain? Then it’s time you get the professional in.

While you could try to hire a carpet cleaning machine, this is often a time-consuming and costly option. You also risk damaging carpets with harsh and toxic chemicals. However, with professional carpet cleaners you can be confident that you’re getting quality cleaning that will extend the life of your carpets.

At Clean & Dry we offer a thorough and hassle-free carpet cleaning service in Sheffield to make your home feel brighter, fresher and cleaner for longer. Best of all, our work is backed by our 100% guarantee.