The Ultimate Carpet Care Guide

Whether you’re buying a new carpet or just want to give your current one a good spruce up, we at ACS Specialist Cleaning have the ultimate carpet care guide for you

You’ve invested a great deal of time and money in your carpets, why not get the best out of them?

Simple vacuuming isn’t enough to keep your carpets fresh and clean.

By following our easy and simple advice, your gorgeous carpet will look and feel good as new for years to come.

Vacuum a new carpet straight away

A newly laid carpet can appear to have patches of carpet weave mismatched in different directions. This can be due to a number of reasons such as the carpet being rolled up and transported, or the freshness of the carpet. Vacuuming the carpet straight away will return the tufts to their upright position and the carpet looking as fresh as it should.

Vacuum new carpets daily to remove shedding

In the first few weeks of having a newly laid carpet, loose fibres and fabric pills will develop. Regular daily vacuuming will help dislodge and collect any potentially loose threads. After a few weeks, the loose threads will disappear.

Use doormats at all entrances

Coming in from the outside can bring all sorts of mud, dirt, and debris. To stop the dirt in its tracks, create a barrier at the entrance with the use of a doormat. To fully stop any of the outside getting into your carpet, remove shoes before stepping from the mat onto the carpet. Not only does it prevent unnecessary dirt, it automatically makes you feel at home.

Clean up spills immediately

The best way to treat a spill on a carpet is to treat it immediately. The longer the spill is left, the more it can sink in and set. The best thing to do with a liquid spill is to blot it straight away with a dry absorbent cloth or towel. This way less liquid is absorbed into the pile. Make sure not scrub or rub the spill. Rubbing the spill may feel like the natural and right thing to do, however, it will only push the spill and stain further into the fibres.

Regular vacuum maintenance

A decent vacuum cleaner is an investment. When you find the best one for you that ticks every box, regular maintenance and upkeep will keep it going for years to come. Too many perfectly good vacuum cleaners are disposed of every year through lack of maintenance leading to poor performance. Make sure your vacuum is unplugged and the motor is disengaged by pressing the power button after unplugging. If you are unsure where to start, read the user manual. Alternatively, there are some great user-guide videos on the internet.

Professionally deep clean carpets every 6-12 months

Even with regular vacuuming and all the best spot treating in the world, your carpets will still be a breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. The only way to tackle this is with a professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months. A professional carpet cleaner can get deep into the pile like no other domestic cleaner can, extracting all kinds of nasties that you didn’t even know were there.

Make sure you use the correct vacuum for your carpet type

People can often be mistaken that vacuums come in one type suits all. This just isn’t the case with carpets. To prolong the life of both your carpet and vacuum, it is important to have a machine compatible with your pile. A vacuum with an adjustable beater bar is a great choice for those who either aren’t sure of their carpet type or aren’t quite confident in choosing the most optimum vacuum for your carpet.

Now you have some basic knowledge to get the absolute best out of your carpet. We here at ACS specialist Cleaning have expert knowledge and many years of experience in the industry. For more details about our high-quality carpet cleaning and care service, check out our carpet cleaning page. If you’re looking for a professional, efficient, and speedy carpet cleaning service get in touch today. Call us on 07860 486139 where one of our highly knowledgeable team will be able to answer any of your queries. Alternatively, send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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