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Get a Cleaner Carpet

Proper Vacuuming Technique

The most important habit you need to have is proper vacuuming technique. This refers to more than just the frequency you vacuum, although that is very important as well. It also means the way that you perform the task. Frequent vacuuming should be performed at entrances and in high traffic areas. More than just one pass should be made in these spaces. In fact, you should make 8-10 passes in the heavy traffic pathways. The reason for this is that most vacuums require several passes in order to lift dirt that has settled deeply into the carpet pile.

Spot Clean the Right Way

All spills should be cleaned up immediately in order to prevent staining. However, many people can do damage to their carpets during spot cleaning. This is usually due to the use of improper cleaning agents or harsh scrubbing techniques. Only use the kinds of carpet cleaning agents that are recommended by the carpet manufacturer. Use a gentle blotting motion instead of vigorous scrubbing. This can help to prevent the fibers from becoming frayed.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Having your carpets cleaned by a professional on a regularly scheduled basis will help you to maintain a healthy and clean environment. By staying on a schedule, you can ensure that you don’t do permanent damage to the carpet fibers. Keep in mind that a properly cleaned carpet can look cleaner for longer.

Choosing Carpet Flooring

Pro’s of Carpeting Your Home

  • Climate. Installing carpet will allow your living space to be warmer for those who like to walk around their home with bare feet. With hardwood flooring it is much cooler on the feet and in winter may cause you to increase the heating.
  • Noise. With carpeted floored rooms you will find that the noise is suppressed quite considerably. If you find that you have a multilevel home you will know that having hardwood floors on the top level will create a certain amount of noise for the lower levels to hear.
  • Options. When shopping for carpet you will find an endless amount of options to place in your home while shopping for hardwood flooring can be a bit limited. There are much fewer options in hardwood flooring.
  • Furniture Stability. For those who do not like to continually rearrange furniture this might be the biggest pro of all. With carpet you will find that the furniture will stay put a lot better than if you had hardwood floors. Although with this it is much more difficult to move your furniture.

Con’s of Carpeting Your Home

  • Stains. Speaking to the pet owners of the world you know this all to well. Carpet can stain and be impossible to remove. Now, most stains can be removed by steam machines and cleaning services that you can hire to do this for your home, but there are exceptions to every rule. That one stain that no matter what you put on it or what you try to remove with it just wants to stay around.
  • Harsh Chemicals. Now, before I go any further I realize harsh might be a strong word. Nowadays more and more people are looking to all natural formulas to use in their homes. Chemicals used in carpets are not all natural. Either are the chemicals used to steam clean your carpet. If you are looking to reduce the use of chemicals in your home going with hardwood might be a better option.
  • The Crud Factor. In other words, dirt! No matter how hard you try vacuuming doesn’t get all the dirt out of your carpets. This is definitely not something you like to do everyday and it takes quite a bit of time to vacuum. With hardwood floors clean up is much simple and you can see if you have removed all the dirt since they aren’t trapped in any fibers like carpet.