How to Clean Carpet the Right Way

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How Often to Clean Carpet

We like to think vacuuming weekly is enough to keep our carpets clean, but unfortunately it isn’t. Dirt and grime can easily become embedded deep in the fibers, making it near impossible to reach with a vacuum. We’ll share the basic steps and how to clean carpet the right way as below. Of course, you can do all of this easily at home with just some helps.
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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED

The number of times you should give your carpet a deep clean depends on your household. If you have pets or kids, deep cleaning is recommended every 2 weeks. Otherwise every 1 month should suffice.


For a deep clean, you’ll need:


  • Vacuum cleaner
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  • Carpet shampooer
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  • Carpet shampoo solution
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  • Hot water.
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Top tip: It’s more cost effective to purchase a wet and dry vacuum with a wash-system. A powerful vacuum will also save you tons of time and help the cleaning more efficient.


STEPS TO DEEP CLEANING YOUR CARPET

PREPARE THE AREA


Clear the ground to avoid any unwanted incident for the furniture.

Pick up any objects lying on the ground and clear away clutter. Once the ground is free of debris, move lightweight furniture such as chairs and tables out of the room. You can protect heavier items such as bookshelves or bedframes by placing aluminium foil under their feet.


VACUUM

Vacuum the entire floor area meticulously to ensure you’re getting rid of as much debris as possible. Take extra care to go over the areas which had been covered by furniture. For the best results, use a powerhead vacuum cleaner


PREP THE MACHINE

A shampooer designs vary among different manufacturers. Read through your carpet cleaner’s manual to familiarise yourself with the procedure and controls. Fill the machine with water and your chosen the shampooer as per the manufacturer’s instructions.


SPOT TEST

To ensure your settings are correct and that the cleaning solution won’t stain or change the colour of your carpet, conduct a spot test on an inconspicuous area (such as a patch normally covered by furniture). If you notice any discolouration, you might need to check the machine or use an alternative cleaning solution.


COMMENCE CLEANING


Use a wet and dry vacuum to clean the carpet

Once you’re satisfied with the spot test, commence shampooing the whole carpet area. Begin as far away from the entry as possible so you can clean without stepping on wet carpet. Move the cleaner slowly and carefully over the carpet to avoid missing areas. If the floor still looks dirty after a couple of hours, it might need to be redone.


REDO WITH WATER

When you’ve finished shampooing, run the machine over the carpet again using just a tank of clear water. This will help neutralise the detergent and remove any excess shampoo from the carpet.


AERATE THE ROOM


Leave the room to dry or you can have an air purifier to remove any humidity after cleaning.

Leave the room to dry or you can have an air purifier do the work. While the floors dry, keep the room as aerated as possible by opening windows and doors. This will prevent mould and mildew from growing.


VACUUM AGAIN

Once your carpets are dry, vacuum the area again to remove any loose debris.


Doing a deep clean every few months with a good quality detergent is the best way to keep your carpets clean and smelling fresh. You can also use your shampooer after a spill or if you notice an area looking particularly grimy. With a bit of time and care, your carpets will always look their best.


In case you are too busy or lack of the tools needed, consider hiring a professional cleaning company like Ocean Clean. We can help you do the hard work and provide an eco-friendly cleaning solution for your situation.


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