Does your carpet need a spring clean?
Everyday wear and tear can soon leave your carpet looking less than its best, so it is essential to give it a thorough clean every so often. The start of the year is a great time to deep clean your carpet and leave it looking fresh and new – you might be surprised what a difference it makes! Here are some ways you can give your tired-looking carpet a new lease of life.
Nothing ages a carpet or makes it look uncared for like stains. It is always best to remove stains as soon as they appear; however, there will be times when life gets in the way, or you don’t have the right products or equipment to hand. Give your carpet a once-over and identify any stains that need working on. There are countless products on the market to treat all manner of stains, so try a couple if the first doesn’t work. Many stains can even be removed with a simple mixture of warm water and laundry detergent, so try this before you move on to specialist formulations. It can even remove chocolate!
Use a vacuum powder to remove odours
They might have fallen out of fashion a little in recent years, but traditional vacuum powders are a great way to refresh your carpets and leave them smelling fantastic instantly. Sprinkle the powder over the carpet, leave it for the length of time directed on the packaging, then vacuum it. These powders come in a range of fragrances and are an excellent way to eliminate any lingering smells you have noticed clinging to your carpet.
Use your vacuum properly
If you are usually in a rush to finish vacuuming your carpet, you might not always use the correct brush attachments; in fact, many of us use the same attachment for our whole home, no matter what flooring we have. Take the time to learn which attachment is specially designed for carpet and give your floor a good going over. Using the correct attachment can make a huge difference, getting deep into the fibres of your carpet to remove dust and dirt. It will also leave your carpet looking fluffed up and bouncy as opposed to flattened.
Hire a carpet cleaner
If your carpet needs a deeper clean than you can provide, it is worth hiring a carpet cleaner. You will get a professional deep clean that will leave your carpet looking good as new, and it won’t break the bank.