Soil, crumbs, mold spores, and mud. Dirty carpet is such a drag during the beautiful autumn months. With school back in session, your carpets are likely to get disheveled between sports practices and stocking up on groceries. A professional cleaning service has the right tools to keep your carpet smelling and looking fresh for longer, but you may find yourself wanting to maintain your carpet in-between cleaning sessions. Below are some helpful tips to keep up your clean carpeting routine this fall. If you are in the Newtown Square, PA area and want to schedule a professional carpet cleaning appointment, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration today.
- Let Your Carpet Dry – Thoroughly!
If you have a nasty food or drink stain on your clean carpeting, don’t panic. The best at-home mixture to remove the immediate effects is a bit of non-bleach laundry detergent and warm water, according to HGTV. Blot the stain with this mixture for five minutes and then begin the drying process. A towel will soak up some of the moisture, but to avoid mold growth, you should turn on a fan. Check the stain periodically for 48 hours to ensure it is entirely dry.
- Pre-treat Your Carpet
According to the New York Times, one of the best ways to keep your carpet clean is to apply a pre-treatment to your carpet before getting it professionally cleaned. Pre-treatment methods target single stains and remove them before applying the carpet conditioner, and the pre-treatment solution will kill bacteria and neutralize contaminants in the bedding of the carpet. Make sure you apply the treatment to your entire carpeted area; this will ensure it will all looks its best.
Following a simple routine in-between professional carpet cleaning appointments will maintain the healthy feel and look of your carpeting. The longer you go between professional carpet cleaning sessions, the more likely it is your carpet will get dirtier and wear out quicker. If you want to schedule a carpet cleaning session in the Newtown Square, PA area, call ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration today.