There are few sensations to beat the feeling of a brand new carpet against your bare feet – it has been known to make grown men squeal with delight! If you have just given your home a summer facelift with a new carpet or rug then you’re going to want the best advice on how to do carpet cleaning maintenance the proper way. And where can you get that? Right here at Limelight Carpet Cleaning in Manchester of course!
Here are our five top tips on protecting your investment, helping to make sure that the new-carpet feel lasts and lasts.
Shoes OFF… It’s no excuse that they’re clean (i.e. not dripping with slimy mud!) because they’re definitely NOT and those microscopic bits of street grime can work deeply into the pile of the carpet, out of the hoover’s reach. And let’s try and not think of all the dogs who have walked up and down that very street earlier! Joking aside, even if your shoes were fumigated first, the grips on them still cause unnecessary wear and tear damage to the carpet.
And Hoover ON! We don’t have to tell you that you should be vacuuming regularly – do we? Well, from our experience it seems like a surprising number of people neglect this essential chore so its #2 on our list. New carpets are notorious for shedding fluff but don’t panic as it’s temporary and keeping that vacuum within easy reach is the best strategy. Push the machine against the pile of the carpet if it’s looking a bit flat.
Ring the Changes – move your furniture round more regularly to reduce pressure on certain areas of carpet. Gives your home a welcome face-lift too!
Three Little Words – The keywords when dealing with any accidental spills are ‘speed’, ‘calmness’ and ‘delicacy’. Staining such as red wine stains gets worse the longer the offending product remains soaking into the fibres and forget the old wives’ tales about white wine or salt – they’re useless and can even cause more damage. Be gentle; dab at the spill to let the liquid transfer slowly into the more-absorbent paper or cloth. Don’t RUB it!
Call US! You should aim to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year and at intervals of not more than 18 months. As well as giving the carpet it’s box-fresh feel back, you will be guaranteed the cleanest (and driest) possible finish, just right for taking your shoes off. No squealing now!
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