By Abdishakur Mohamed
on February 16, 2019
Dirty carpets not only look bad, they’re loaded with pollutants and grime. These dirt particles act like sandpaper, breaking down carpet fibers every time you walk on them. That’s why it’s important to clean carpets regularly.
On this article I will be focusing on the quick cleaning methods that will help maintain your carpet for a long period of time.
Sweep your carpet.
Use a broom with straw bristles or a carpet sweeper to do the initial cleaning of your carpet sweep in one direction from end to end. Don’t rub your broom back and forth because you could end up damaging it. Once you’re done sweeping the entirety of the rug, repeat the cycle and go over it a second time.
Lay out your rug in an empty area and vacuum over the rug slowly to remove excess abrasives, hair, and dirt that can damage your carpet over time. Repeat this process three or more times to get all the dirt and debris from the carpet. Avoid the carpet’s fringes because they can become stuck in the vacuum’s sweeper. Once you’re done vacuuming, flip the carpet over and repeat the process on the other side.
Beat and shake your rug outside.
If you can pick your carpet up, you can take it outside and shake it to remove embedded dirt and other particles. If your carpet is too big to shake, hang it on a clothesline and beat it with your hands. You should see the dust and dirt come off of the carpet as you do this.
Spot clean your rug.
It’s best to tend to spills as soon as they occur because if they dry it will be much harder for you to get the stain or smell out of your carpet. As soon as the spill occurs blot up as much of the liquid as you can, with a paper towel or clean carpet. Once you’ve soaked up the spill, dampen a rag and use cold water to blot the stain again.
Do not rub back and forth on the spill because you could end up rubbing the stain deeper into the carpet.