Tips to maintain your carpet

after being professional cleaned

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So you’ve just had your carpet professionally cleaned. We know just how important it is to you that you keep your carpet clean as long as possible but that task might seem impossible! So today, we are going to be going over a few of the best ways you can keep your carpet looking fresh for as long as possible after professional cleaning. From vacuuming regularly to removing spills ASAP, here are the best ways to maintain your carpet after professional cleaning:

Let The Carpet Dry

Right after your cleaning technician leaves your home, the maintenance process starts on your end. One of the best ways to keep your carpet clean is to avoid walking on the damp carpet until it has become completely dry. Even if you don’t wear shoes on the damp carpet, the oils and possible dirt on the bottom of your feet or socks will seep back into the carpet, causing more stains and putting you back to square one. Another risk of walking on damp carpet is flattening the carpet fibers, which can make the entire carpet take longer to dry and trap moisture into the padding under your carpet that can cause smells.

Use A Carpet Protector

When your technician first arrives at your home, they will always offer the service of carpet sealing or carpet protectants. If your contractor offers this service, we urge you to take it if a long-lasting clean carpet is your goal. A carpet protector will protect the carpet from stains and any dirt or dust that might soil your carpet. Protectants are a must when first getting your carpet cleaned as if you wait even a week, the protectant may fail due to dirt or dust build-up that has already affected the carpet.

Vacuum Regularly

One of the fastest and affordable ways to keep your carpet clean is to vacuum regularly. Vacuuming slowly can often remove up to 75% of stains, keeping your carpet looking fresh and comfortable for your children to play on and attractive for the months to come. Another crucial note about vacuuming is that you should vacuum the carpet 24 hours before the professional cleaning service and 24 hours after the professional cleaning service has been completed. This will ensure that the most dirt and build-up have been removed from the cleaning process, getting more bang for your buck!

Remove Spills ASAP

We know that sometimes accidents can happen and that spills are a daily part of life, especially with children. But spills are a time-sensitive hazard as the longer the spill soaks, the less chance that the stain will be removed from the carpet even with a professional cleaning service. When removing stains, you might want to move your rag back and forth but this will only push the liquid deeper into the carpet padding, resulting in a much larger problem than a simple stain. To effectively remove the stain, dap the area until you have removed most of the liquid.

Well, there you have it, the best ways to keep your carpet clean after a professional cleaning service has been performed. If you follow these steps, you won’t only have a beautiful carpet, you can prolong the amount of time before you need another carpet cleaning! We hope you found this information helpful, good luck!