How to maintain your carpets between professional cleanings

The smell and appearance of a freshly cleaned carpet is something that most people appreciate and has the ability to lift the atmosphere of a home or commercial premises. Although engaging the services of an experienced carpet cleaning professional in Perth should be done periodically, it’s certainly not a function that people would expect to carry out every week, so some simple tips should be followed. These include:

  • Regular Vacuuming – Regular vacuuming of carpeted areas is an absolute must if you want to keep your carpets in optimum condition in-between professional cleans. Although it’s important to focus on areas that experience heavy foot traffic, it’s equally important not to forget the hidden nooks and crannies that can accumulate dust and grime if overlooked. Most modern vacuum cleaners have special attachments that can be utilised to suck up the debris that accumulates in corners and other hard-to-reach areas. If you have pets, it’s also worth investing in an attachment that is purpose-designed to pick up animal hairs. Hair is notoriously difficult to remove with a standard vacuum cleaner, so see if your vacuum manufacturer offers a compatible tool for this purpose.
  • Powder Cleaners – Although powder cleaners are marketed as an easy and fresh-smelling solution to clean carpets, they should be avoided. The chemicals in these powders might leave your carpeted areas smelling fresh and clean, but they are ineffective at cleaning. The residue left behind also has the potential to damage floors, which is not an equal trade-off for a fresh smell!
  • Clear up spills immediately – If there’s one thing that can detract from the appearance of a carpet or even a complete home, it’s a stubborn stain, so any spills must be dealt with immediately. In the first instance, dab the spot with water or manufacturer-approved cleaning solution, and work from the outside to the inside. If this method fails to lift the stain, you can use the hot water extraction method which is essentially a steam clean using a specifically designed machine. If the stained area is extensive, it may be prudent to call a professional carpet cleaner in your area to see if they can come to your property urgently.
  • Taking shoes off! Although an almost universal practice in Asia, taking your shoes off before entering a home in Australia, the US and Europe is sometimes a sporadic occurrence. Shoes, when worn indoors, bring dirt on the ground outside inside, which certainly has the potential to make your carpets dirty. Taking off your shoes before entering someone’s home is, above all, polite and shows the homeowner you are considerate. It may be worth investing in a sign by the door that reminds people to remove their shoes. Many of these signs are light-hearted in nature, but still convey the intended message without causing offence or appearing too authoritarian.

Although the above tips are simply common sense to the vast majority of people, they can be overlooked. Of course, there is no better way to keep your carpets clean and prolong their longevity than using a professional carpet cleaning service from an experienced team with all the cleaning materials, equipment and, of course, expertise.

If you are interested in arranging a regular professional carpet cleaning schedule for your home or office, look no further than Boas Cleaning Services, the Perth carpet cleaning company that guarantees the best results. Get in touch today by giving us a call or completing our online quotation form.