Here are some useful tips for cleaning carpets yourself. Please note, we do not accept any liabilities derived from following this information. So if you kill your carpet don’t blame us!
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- Carpets need to be hoovered once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent hoovering prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
- To hoover wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and hoover an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.
- Take your time when you hoover a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
- Pay special attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Hoovering these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
- Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers’ advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.
- Add baking soda to the bag in your hoover to fight odours.