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Cleaning Carpet And How Water Can Cause More Trouble If Not Managed Right

Jul 18, 2008
It is amazing that some people are able to have carpet in their homes for quite a few years and will still look brand new. Those people evidently do not have children or pets running around their homes. Those who have carpeting, children, and pets know the woes of keeping it clean looking and stain free. It can be a job that never ends between vacuuming and cleaning regularly.

Even if your carpeting looks clean, it can still be the home for all kinds of dust mites and other gruesome little creatures. However, many people still prefer carpeting over tile or hardwood for their floor covering. So, the only way to help keep allergens and dirt accumulation at a minimum, carpeting must be vacuumed and cleaned regularly. The vacuuming helps a lot in making your carpet last longer and look better, but the cleaning is what helps the most.

It is important when carpeting is cleaned that it be done correctly. While it is common for many people to have a cleaning crew to occasionally to do this hard job for them, others had rather do it themselves with their own home carpet cleaning machine or rent one at a local supplier. Either way is fine as long as there is not an excess amount of water put into the carpeting.

When you clean your carpets yourself, you should remember to use a treatment on hard to remove stains before you start the cleaning process. You should also only use cleaning solutions on those stains or the cleaner itself that are recommended for carpets. This will prevent unnecessary suds from being left as a residue. Using a cleaning solution that is not made specifically for carpet cleaning machines can cause serious or possibly permanent damage to them.

When you spray the water onto the carpet from the machine, avoid over saturating it. It will not require as much water to get the carpet clean as you might think and over wetting the carpet could cause it to take over long to completely dry. If you use water in excess on the carpet, you could run the risk of mold or mildew developing. Mold development is much worse than a dirty carpet. If you think that there is a possibility that your carpet has mold growing underneath it or along the edges, you should use a mold killing product that is safe for carpeting or remove it all together.
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