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How to Refresh Carpets Between Professional Carpet Cleaning in Thousand Oaks, CA

The cleanliness of our carpets can say a lot about how well we maintain our home. If you’ve found yourself between professional carpet cleanings and are thinking about ways to have it looking its best, there are some helpful tips you can follow to achieve this goal.

Maintain a Vacuuming Schedule

Weekly vacuuming is important but high traffic areas need to be vacuumed at least twice a week. To ensure efficient dirt and dust removal start with a clean bag or filter and replace or wash ones that can be washed every three months. Replace vacuum bags when they get three-quarters full. Almost every vacuum clear will have a height adjustment on it. If it’s set too high it won’t be effective in picking up dirt and debris and if it’s set too low, it can be damaging to your carpet. The best way to determine what height is ideal for your carpet is to raise it to the highest setting and lower it until it feels like the vacuum cleaner is trying to pull itself forward.

Treat Carpet Stains Right Away

If you treat stains right away, 99% of them can be completely removed. Doing it right away prevents stains from having a chemical reaction with the carpet. You may be surprised to know that over 80% of stains can be removed with plain tap water. The best way to deal with stains is to blot them immediately with a clean, dry, white cloth. Continue blotting until the stain is absorbed. Make sure you don’t scrub, or you can set the stain and damage your carpet. There are lots of DIY solutions, so make sure you always test the solution you’re planning on using on a hidden area to make sure it won’t discolor or damage your carpet.

Use Your Home Steam Cleaner

While an in-home steam cleaner isn’t the same as a professional one, it’s good to have on hand. Equal parts vinegar and water added to your stem cleaner can be used refresh your carpet between cleanings. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. The water vinegar ratio should be higher for high traffic areas. It’s important to make sure your carpets dry completely after you’ve steam cleaned them. If carpets are left wet, they become a potential breeding ground for mold to grow and they’ll also be more susceptible to dirt buildup.

Vacuum More Often with Pets

If you have pets running around your house, you’ll need to vacuum more often to pick up all the hair and dander they leave behind. You will also need to use specially formulated cleaners for pet stains and odors. Always clean pet messes up immediately and then follow stain removal tips. Small handheld extractors are great for pet cleanups but aren’t enough for deep cleaning.

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Having clean carpet is great for the health of you and your family and it will also prolong the life of it. Follow these tips to keep your carpet looking great in between cleanings and contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to schedule your next professional carpet cleaning!

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