There are many things that go into carpet care. If you want your carpets to look beautiful, last for their potential lifespan or even more, and ensure they are in optimal condition and health, maintenance is essential. Maintenance includes professionally cleaning your carpets at least once a year, or more if needed, tending to the spills as soon as they occur or as soon as possible, and vacuuming your carpets on a routine basis. However, when it comes to vacuuming, what you may not realize is, there are some things that contribute to a proper vacuuming. Vacuuming is crucial to the overall care of your carpets. Dirt and debris bring down the indoor air quality, making carpets look dull, dingy, and faded as well as accelerate the deterioration. To ensure you maximize the dirt removal on your carpets, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share proper vacuuming techniques.
Use the Right Vacuum Cleaner
Not all vacuums are created equal. Even vacuums that have identical price tags will have different features and design. This will make the difference on how efficiently they vacuum. Some vacuums are engineered to handle lower-grain carpets, linoleum or synthetics, wood or tile floors, with ease and even eliminate some mopping. With other vacuums, the dirt and debris that is embedded can be extracted by penetrating into the fibers. The wrong kind of vacuums can be the cause of the floor being ineffectively vacuumed. Ensure you have the right vacuum with a quality filter.
How to Vacuum Professionally
Small toys, coins, paper clips, and other things too large for the vacuum should be picked up before you commence vacuuming. Objects bigger than dirt particles can potentially jam up the vacuum, causing damage to the vacuum and insufficiently picking up the debris. Start vacuuming at the farthest-away end of your floor and begin working your way back to the entrance. Pass back and forth slowly over each of lane of the carpet, over lapping as you make a new pass and go in the other direction, back and forth until every inch of the carpet has been vacuumed. This technique will ensure that you get the majority of the dirt and debris on the carpets.
Vacuum Carpet Often
Another primary element to keeping your carpets cleaner is not only a thorough vacuuming, but to make sure it gets done frequently. Carpets that are high foot traffic areas, or people with pets, and those that have allergies or asthma should ensure their carpets are vacuumed no less than once a week, but daily is optimal. Infrequently used carpets can get by with a vacuuming once a week but the more the better. The cleaner your carpet will remain, and the better your overall at-home health will be is dictated by regularly vacuuming your home, and the more the better.