Carpeting, rugs, area wool rugs, wall-to-wall carpets and much more. These are one of the house hold items that are accompanying us during our childhood. We used to play on them, walk on them, lye on them and many more childish activities. Still remember the carpet in my room how unfitted it was to play on it with my matchbox toy cars. But the one in the living room was perfect. |
My mother used to clean the carpets and rugs quite often with the vacuum cleaner, but every spring for me was hell of a fun. We took all the carpets off, stacked them in the car and we went at my grandpa house. There we could lay them down on the yard and clean wash them with long stick hard brush and a simple washing detergent. To clean 5 normally big carpets 3 smaller and one big that was meant for the living room take about day and a half. Not to mention the hardest part of the cleaning was the hanging. Do you realize how much a wet carpet is weight? Well, a lot and I mean a lot...a lot. Anyway, what I want to say here, is that I was unaware how much dirty they were whole winter before cleaning them for the summer.
They were beaming like new ones after the washing. Back then, we did not had any cleaning services, nor nowadays sophisticated machinery for cleaning carpets. Now there are many models and types of machinery that give you the flexibility to perform steam cleaning for way to short time achieving the same results as we did with my family. It is no wonder that the cleaning companies are so often booked. I doubt that there is people who will prefer to take two days of their time, went somewhere on a place where they could lye down their carpets and start washing them. Now all you have to do is go the web type "any kind of cleaning" your area and viola – you have numerous cleaning firms located near or even in your area on reasonable prices.
As the cleaning business now know that for most home owners the wool area rugs or wall-to-wall carpeting is not a small investment, thus they would know that the people will want not only to maintain them clean, but also to prolong their lifespan. Firstly, to reduce the deep cleaning on your rugs, a vacuum cleaning on weekly basis is a must, or when you see the immense gathering of food left overs and small particles. Of course for hard to remove and tough stains there are some unique techniques, but they are hard to fulfill fully, some people end up with burnt rugs and their replace is inevitable. While others are choosing the safest option – to hire rug cleaning team, a team that would take good care of any spillage or stains.
The dust and small grime particles tend to ware out the area wool rugs quite fast if not being cleaned properly. I suggest you to have twice a year a deep cleaning for your carpets, and in-between times I recommend you to use some cleaning techniques described below.
How you can handle a spill when it occurs? The first thing that you must do, in order to clean your area wool rug is to soak as much of the liquid on it. Use towel or toilet paper as it is very good absorbent. Apply some pressure over the towel and with circular motion start to wipe out. Try not to press too hard when wiping with the circular motions the stain and never scrub it vigorously. Otherwise the spill will get deep into the fibres and the stain would be out of your skills. The other thing that you must not apply too much of scrubbing is that you can damage the pile of the rug. Then it would be best to use any kind of commercial carpet cleaning kit. Never apply on natural carpet fibres detergents such as "oxy clean". The powdered cleaners should be not used as well in this case.
Many other methods and approaches can be applied, it is up to you to decide which one you would use. And for certain extending life of the rug, professional cleaning is a must at least once a year.
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