Waukesha winter weather woes are over. Spring is here! But, before you get outside and enjoy the weather, we have one question for you: Have you started spring cleaning yet?
Last week we provided the #6-10 of the Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Carpet, and today Waukesha Carpet Cleaning Blog is back with #1-5.
These surefire, hassle-free tips will have your carpet looking beautiful this season in no time at all. Here are the Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Carpet:
5) Test for Colorfast
If part of your spring cleaning routine includes cleaning spots out of your carpet, the first thing you will want to do is test your carpet for Colorfast. Colorfast carpets are able to retain their hues when exposed to moisture, light and most cleaning chemicals and solutions.
Before trying a new cleaning chemical or procedure on your carpet where the stain is located, test a more discrete area, perhaps in a corner or behind a piece of furniture. Or, even better, a carpet scrap from when your carpet was installed. If the carpet retains its color, you are fine to proceed. If the color fades, you will want to consult our blog for another spot removal method.
4) Blot, Don’t Scrub
Once you have found the right cleaning solution to remove your carpet stain, you will want to find a clean white cloth to apply to the stain. With your cloth, it’s important to blot your stain, using two fingers to press the cloth into the carpet. Don’t scrub the stain! Scrubbing can wear down the carpet fibers and cause permanent damage while pushing the stain deeper into the fibers.
3) Vacuum the Right Way
Hopefully you vacuum your carpet more often than just during your spring cleaning routine. But, are you sure you are vacuuming the right way? The best vacuuming method includes dusting windows, shelves and tables first so that dust settles to the floor before vacuuming. Also, be sure your vacuum bag isn’t full. When vacuuming, you will want to use a slow, diagonal, back-and-forth motion and be sure to go after corners and other more discrete areas of the carpet.
2) Avoid Carpet Cleaner Rental Machines
The idea of renting a carpet shampooer or cleaning machine might sound like a cost-effective way to have your carpets cleaned this spring, but is it really? Outside of the rental costs, you have to buy the chemicals needed for the machine. You then have to clean the carpets yourself, when you could be using that time for other spring cleaning projects, and, by cleaning the carpets yourself, there is a chance you could leave soap or water behind in the carpet, which can lead to mold and other allergens. Worse, you could permanently damage the carpet if you apply to much heat or chemicals to it. Instead of renting a carpet cleaning machine, we recommend …
1) Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner in Waukesha
There’s no substitute for the results a trained carpet cleaning company can provide in your home. Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield uses green-certified, drier methods in their carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning services. Appointments last no more than a couple of hours and leave your home feeling fresh and looking beautiful just in time for the season.
Champion Chem-Dry serves Waukesha, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Delafield and surrounding WI neighborhoods with the full line of Chem-Dry services and products. Call (414) 545-7900 today to speak to their friendly customer service representatives.