Before I started cleaning carpets professionally in Tampa FL I had always cleaned them myself with a rental machine from one of the home improvement stores. It turns out that carpet cleaning rentals are not the best way to clean carpets. Sure it might save you some out of pocket money, but it effectively cost more in combined labor and time to do it yourself. They also don’t do a very good job removing soils from carpet.
So what is the best way to clean carpets? Vacuuming your carpet regularly is one of the best ways to keep your carpet clean and healthy. Down here in Tampa FL we get a lot of sand in our homes. It’s unavoidable and a constant battle. Vacuuming twice a week is a crucial step in maintaining your carpets.
That’s a great first step but regular spot cleaning should also be a part of your maintenance routine. If you see a spot in your carpet try cleaning it with some warm water and vinegar. The longer you let that carpet spot sit the tougher it will be to remove later on. I recommend spot cleaning as soon as you notice a spot.
Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you have a lot of people in your home and pets you should considering having it done twice a year to combat the heavy traffic in your home. If you live in Tampa FL I would recommend Chem-Dry of Tampa for your carpet cleaning needs.