Who doesn’t like her home to be adorned with beautiful rugs and carpets? While rugs are generally inexpensive and can be replaced easily, carpets for most homeowners are long term investments. They are expensive and cannot be replaced every few years. So, you’ve got to take a good care of them.
While you can always call in Mr Meticulous for affordable carpet cleaning services in Sydney, we also want to shed light on some of the most common (and expensive) carpet cleaning mistakes that homeowners in Sydney (and elsewhere) tend to make.
This post aims at acquainting you with certain mistakes that most of us tend to make while cleaning carpets at home. So, read them up, and clean your carpets to perfection when experts like us are not around:
Mistake 1: Letting a Spill Set on the Carpet
What do you do in case a glass of wine or your hot cuppa gets spilled over your carpet?
One of the biggest mistakes people make is to let the spill set on the carpet. Don’t do that.
If you ask our carpet cleaning professionals in Sydney, removing an old stain is not much of a task; however, completely cleaning the carpet is easier when it is still fresh.
You should never let the spill settle on the carpet for it may seep in through the fibers, loosening the grip, thereby making them faulty and loose its sheen completely.
Mistake 2: Rubbing the Stain
Well, removing the stain does not necessarily mean it has to be rubbed off frantically. If you are too worried, just call in our support staff at 9904 1905 and we will be happy to guide you or schedule a clean-up if the need be.
You can simply put a wet cloth over the stain, and let it absorb the dirt particles along with the stain. If the stain is too harsh, you can use vinegar instead of water.
Alternatively, you may lightly scrap the surface with a spoon, and blot the area with a white towel or cloth. Once the surface is absolutely moisture-free, you may treat the area with a stain remover specialized for carpet cleaning.
Mistake 3: Settling for the Same Old Stain Remover
Once we find a good stain remover, we tend to settle for it, absolutely negating the fact that many new stain removers may be far better than the existing one.
If you are afraid of using a new product, why not try it out over a small segment of your carpet which may perhaps be otherwise invisible. If the stain remover works over that area, you may as well use it over the whole carpet.
And like we said, our carpet cleaners in Sydney are merely a call away. If you think anything can go wrong with carpet cleaning DIY, just call in the experts.
Mistake 4: Using a Wet Vacuum Cleaner or a Steam Machine to Remove Stain
You should never use a wet vacuum cleaner or a steam machine over a stain thinking it may remove the stain completely.
Using wet cleaner or a steam machine may remove the stain from the surface but the stains can easily settle into the fibers, making the carpet look worn out and lose its grip.
As mentioned above, you should always use the clean towel or a wet piece of cloth, and simply blot over it. A 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water should work fantastically over any type of stain.
Mistake 5: No Cleaning since There’s No Apparent Dust
The carpets are generally dark colored with beautiful patterns, so you may not really spot dust build up over the surface. However, this furnishes no license to not clean them up for the invisible dust may settle into the fibers making the carpet lose its sheen in no time.
So, it is always recommended to vacuum clean your carpet on a weekly basis, if not every day. This helps in keeping your carpet germ-free and in a good condition.
Mistake 6: No Professional Clean-up
Sometimes, we tend to ignore the necessity of professional carpet cleaning services. We conveniently ignore the fact that investing in such services from time to time (or say after a house party) can actually help you save more in the long run. What if your carpets need to be replaced few months later simply because you didn’t bother availing professional carpet cleaning services in Sydney?