Living in Tampa FL we bring a lot sand and dirt into our homes and our carpets. Here are some carpet cleaning tips to help eliminate some of that grime in your home.
Vacuum your carpets and soft surfaces (sofas and chairs) at least once a week (twice a week is ideal). This this will dramatically reduce the amount of dusting and polishing in your cleaning routine. Besides vacuuming for 30 minutes burns about 90 calories.
Sweep all hard surfaces, such as tile and wood floors regularly, about every 3 days. This will prevent surface dirt and dander from being lifted back into the air, dramatically improving the air quality in your home.
Try and remove all carpet spills as soon as they happen. If you delay in cleaning spills and small soiled areas of carpet you’re at risk of having them set in and become permanent. Timely cleaning of carpet spots increases your chance of removing them by 66%
When cleaning spills and spots in your carpet use a natural or pH balance cleaning solution and then dry it completely. This will decrease the possibility of the spot returning after it has dried. Believe it or not, baby wet wipes are perfect from removing most carpet spots.
Get your carpets and soft surfaces professionally cleaned regularly to get a deep down clean that removes dirt and allergens in your home. The EPA recommends that a family of 4 have their carpets cleaned every six months, every 3 months if you have small children and multiple pets.