Carpets are perfect flooring option as they not only add style and accent the room, but also add comfort. But because they are exposed to dirt, hair, insects, food and drinks, they are the ultimate germ magnets. Thus, it is imperative to keep them clean at all times and deep clean them once or twice a year. If you can, you can deep clean the carpets yourself. It’s really not a complicated math equation. Now, if you do wash your carpets but wonder why they don’t come super clean after you wash them, then you’re probably not incorporating cleaning technique the right way. Before you consider professional help and contact the best carpet cleaning Sydney company, why not follow our suggestions first and see if our tips get you a super clean carpets.
You need to know that all carpets have sticky soils in them which means they attract all dry dirt that gets in the house. So, the first thing to do is vacuum carpets thoroughly. It is proven that vacuum best removes any dry dirt particles which accounts for nearly 80% of the soil in your carpets. Do this in slow back-and-forth motions to ensure you pick up all the dirt and debris. It is very important to vacuum carpets good before you put any moisture into them. Don’t overlook this step even if you have wet carpet. First remove excess water and then vacuum carefully.
Now that you have completed the first step, it is time to apply a quality detergent. This is one of the most critical steps so try to follow it. It is very important to let the solution get deep into the carpet as it needs time to break down any soils that are stuck to the carpet fibers. Therefore, spray the solution and gently sprinkle very little water and let it sit for about 15-30 minutes, depending on how dirty your carpet is. Now, scrub with a carpet cleaning brush. Don’t scrub too hard as you may end up damaging carpet fibers. Instead, using circular motions, gently scrub the whole area. Take your time with stained areas. Let carpet sit for few minutes and then wash thoroughly with water. You will have to rinse more than once to ensure you extract all the soap. This is very important as soap attracts dirt easily. So, make sure your carpet is soap free.
The last step is drying. This is where most people make a mistake and are faced with possible water damage. It is extremely important to completely dry your carpets before you start using them again. Don’t leave them laying down on the ground as it will take them days to get dry. Place carpets in vertical position and in an area exposed to sun. You should try to get your carpets dry within 6-8 hours max in order to avoid water damage. Once dried, your carpets will be super clean and ready to use.