It's important to have clean carpets in your home or office, not only because it looks nicer, but also because it helps to improve the air quality. Washing Carpets is a project that many people put off for various reasons- maybe they're too busy with work, or simply don't know how to go about getting their carpets washed. This guide will help you wash your carpets without any trouble at all!
Use a vacuum to suck up all of the water and soap. For tough stains, use hot (hot or boiling) water instead of cold water for extra cleaning power. It is recommended to clean the carpets with vacuum cleaner and then wash them otherwise the carpets with a lot of dust will be even more difficult and messy to clean.
Add some dish soap to the hot water, and mix it together. It's recommended that you test the mixture on a small patch of carpet before applying it directly onto larger areas as this will ensure that your carpets are colorfast.
Use a brush or sponge to work the mixture into your carpet until it's nice and soapy. Then, wipe away any excess water with paper towels before taking an absorbent towel and dabbing the rest of the moisture out.
Using an upholstery brush can help you scrub away any dirt on your carpets. If you have areas where the color has become faded, test for colorfastness in an inconspicuous area before applying a cleaning solution. To do this, spot clean with a small amount of dish soap and water mixture to remove stains or spots from high traffic areas such as stairs and hallways.
Pour the hot water over the spot you have just cleaned. Let your carpets dry completely before putting anything back onto them or walking on them, as this can cause dents in your carpet!
After washing your carpets, it's important to allow them to dry before walking on them again. If you don't let the carpeting dry enough, then mold and mildew will grow beneath the surface of the carpet. It may also cause a musty smell that is difficult to remove from the rug or flooring.
You may need to repeat steps three through six several times depending on the amount of soapy water you use.
Get your carpets dry as quickly as possible - this can be done by hanging them outside on a clothesline if you don't have any other options available to you. If there's no way that they'll get fully dry within 24 hours, put some towels down over the top of the carpet until it does get completely dry. Leaving wet carpets lying around will lead to mold growth which is very bad for air quality!
It's important to have clean carpets in your home or office, not only because it looks nicer, but also because it helps to improve the air quality. Washing Carpets is a project that many people put off for various reasons- maybe they're too busy with work, or simply don't know how to go about getting their carpets washed.