Carpet flooring might not be commonly found in Singaporean homes. However, they can still be found as a centrepiece in our living room or office flooring. Despite its aesthetic features, a lot of germs, dirt and bacteria are being collected in carpets. That being said, we should not forget about them while spring cleaning, especially if you have kids around the house.
Here are some tips that you can follow to maintain and keep your carpet clean.
1. Vacuum Your Carpet Weekly
Regular vacuum cleaners can be used for your carpet. However, it is also said that vacuum cleaners tend to damage the carpet’s fibre due to the roller brush. You can prevent this by choosing the right setting and height.
Using a steam mop is an effective method for carpet cleaning as compared to conventional carpet cleaning ones. Hot steam is used to melt away marks without causing damage to the carpet. In addition, some of them come along with carpet gliders to move swiftly without obstructions, which are optimal for regular carpet cleaning. This is the perfect method to maintain the beauty of the carpet, sanitise and remove dirt residing in it.
2. Do Not Expose Carpet To Sun
To prevent discolouration and damage to the fibre, try not to expose your carpet to the sun. Draw your curtains in the day to prevent direct exposure to the hot afternoon sun. In addition, instead of leaving your curtain in the sun after washing, place it under the fan.
3. Remove Stains Immediately
Instead of scrubbing your carpet which will damage the fibers and create a fuzzy area, start by blotting the affected area. Remember to blot the stain from the outer corner and go towards the centre to avoid spreading to a larger area. Work with water first before trying other cleaning products. Use a damp white towel and repeat until the stain is being removed. If you are patient enough, it should be easily removed.
4. Remove Footwear
Thankfully, it is part of Asian’s culture to remove your footwear before entering a house. Not only will this habit keep dirt away from your carpet, it will also prevent odd patterns from forming. This will appear from the patterns from the underside of your shoe, forcing different pressure points into the carpet which will cause dents to form.
A good alternative would be house slippers. They have softer soles that will be gentler to your carpets.
5. Routine Deep Cleaning
Once or twice a year, you should also schedule your carpet for a routine deep cleaning session. This routine cleaning should be entrusted to professional carpet cleaning companies.
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