Although it’s not always an easy task, there are different ways to get your carpets and upholstery looking like new. If you’re tired of the dirt and stains that happen over time, then follow these 6 tips on how to clean them effectively.
1. Vacuum your carpets and upholstery regularly
Carpeting can hold a lot of dirt, dust, allergens – even bacteria. Vacuuming is the best way to remove these potentially hazardous substances from our homes- especially if you have kids or pets that track in things like mud and food particles.
Vacuuming helps clean out dirt from deep within carpet fibers so it doesn’t become an eyesore or a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi on top surfaces such as couches and chairs too!
2. Use a damp cloth to wipe down furniture cushions
To keep your upholstery looking like new, clean the furniture cushions with a damp cloth and wipe down any spills to avoid stains.
To protect your fabric so it retains its color for as long as possible, use a dry or slightly wet sponge to remove dust from an area before using water on that same surface. Make sure you have something beneath these surfaces when cleaning them in order not to cause damage.
3. Get rid of any stains immediately with club soda or vinegar, then blot the area dry with paper towels
Stains can be a big hassle to deal with, and getting rid of them is even trickier. But you don’t have to worry about that any longer because club soda or vinegar are the perfect solution! All it takes is some water and these two household items to get your carpet looking as good as new again.
4. Use an enzyme-based cleaner to clean tough stains on carpeting and upholstery
There are many types of carpet and upholstery cleaners, but the best for tough stains is an enzyme-based one. These products work by breaking down organic matter in your carpets or other surfaces, meaning that it doesn’t just remove dirt – it actually changes it so that there is less chance you’ll ever have to deal with these pesky stains or odors again.
5. For deep cleaning carpets, use a professional steam cleaner
For deep cleaning carpets, we recommend a steam cleaner to go the extra mile. Evidence shows that they can be more effective than other methods in some cases and is worth considering for its ability to remove odors and stains from your carpeting as well!
6. Consider professional cleaning for high traffic areas or if you have pets in the home
A few simple steps can go a long way in keeping your home clean. Consider professional cleaning for high traffic areas or if you have pets around the house to avoid any unwanted pet hair on surfaces and carpets, which is difficult to remove without help from an expert!
Professional cleaners are experts at getting deep into different types of fabric that may be challenging to handle – such as upholstery and rugs. Using a professional carpet cleaner will also save you time and reduce the risk of potential harm to your skin, carpet fibers and furniture.
These simple steps will help keep your home’s floors fresh and clean every day while making them look great too! If you want to learn more about how we can help your carpets and upholstery look like new again, give us a call at 612822-2012. We’d be happy to answer any questions!