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Professional Carpet Cleaning Aftercare How to Keep Your Carpets Looking Great Longer

Professional Carpet Cleaning Aftercare: How to Keep Your Carpets Looking Great Longer

No property owner wants their carpets looking dingy, worn, or uncared for. So it’s no surprise that people schedule professional carpet cleaning services once a year, as recommended by most experts. Regardless of the cost, there’s nothing like seeing carpets look like new again and feeling their softness under your feet.

If you have carpets in your own home, you know the importance of having professionals deal with stains and accumulated dirt and grime. A carpet is an investment, and that means shelling out for any maintenance. But should you be doing anything in between professional carpet cleaning appointments to keep carpets cleaner for longer and – as much as possible – prevent stains?

As a matter of fact, you should. There are ways for you to do your part in caring for your carpet, beyond calling the pros when you need to. And they’re not complicated, either!

Here, we look at some of the best professional carpet cleaning aftercare tips any property owner needs to know.

Immediately After Cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning Aftercare How to Keep Your Carpets Looking Great Longer1Dry the carpet with warm air. Warm air helps the carpet fibers dry faster. If it’s cold out, turn up your heating and turn on a fan directed at the floor. On the other hand, if it’s a warm day, turn your AC off, open your windows, and turn on one or more fans directed at the carpet. Either option will create movement of warm air that will help speed up evaporation and lessen the time needed for your carpet to dry completely.

Keep people and pets off newly cleaned carpets. As much as possible, don’t walk on the carpet until you’re sure it’s dried properly. Make sure your children know not to walk on the carpet, too, and keep pets away from the area while you’re at it. Walking on the carpet may flatten fibers and increase drying time.

If you absolutely have to walk on it, for whatever reason, make sure to wear clean, white cotton socks or a pair of house slippers that don’t go outside and take the shortest route possible.

Don’t move furniture back. Any furniture situated on top of your carpet that’s been moved prior to cleaning should stay where they are while the carpet dries. On the other hand, if professional carpet cleaning technicians put something under your furniture to keep them off the carpet, don’t touch or remove them; again, wait until the carpet has dried.

Once it’s dry, vacuum the floor before moving furniture back to minimize the amount of dirt that gets caught on your newly cleaned carpet’s fibers.

Apply a carpet protector. Experts recommend using a carpet protection product and applying it to a newly cleaned carpet as soon as possible after professional carpet cleaning. This will prevent dirt and stains from sticking to the carpet and penetrating the fibers, thus extending the time you can go without having to call for a professional cleaning.

If you do use a carpet protector, remember to minimize foot traffic in the area to let the product cure and the carpet dry properly, and then vacuum the carpet thoroughly.

In Between Professional Carpet Cleaning Appointments

Clean spills and stains as soon as possible. Should you spill anything on your carpet, or you spot a new stain on it, don’t panic. Instead, clean up the spill or try and remove the stain as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more difficulty you’ll have in getting your carpet clean again.

Don’t rub. When you clean your carpet, make sure you don’t rub any one spot vigorously – even to remove a stain. Rubbing aggravates the fibers and will often make things worse. Blot the stain using a towel instead. You can ask experts for the best spot treatment solution you can use between professional carpet cleaning sessions.

Remember to vacuum. The more time passes in between vacuuming sessions, the more dirt and grime will build up on your carpet’s fibers, and the more difficult it’ll be to remove them. Vacuum once a week for each person in the home to remove dirt before it gets trapped in the fibers. This means, if you have 5 people living in your home, you should vacuum your carpet 5 times a week. If the carpet is in a high-traffic area, you’ll have to vacuum more frequently.

As you can see, you don’t need to follow any fancy maintenance routines to keep your carpets looking great longer after a professional carpet cleaning session. You just need to keep the above tips in mind and follow them, so your newly cleaned carpets stay clean for as long as possible.

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