How to Save Time and Keep Your Carpets Clean
Keeping your carpets clean isn't always easy. It can take a lot of time and energy, especially if you're a busy homeowner. One thing that helps is using the right equipment. Another is being strategic about when you do it and how often. So here are some tips to help you save time on vacuuming while keeping your carpets clean:
Vacuum every day.
Vacuum every day to keep your carpets clean. A good vacuum will have strong suction and a variety of attachments for cleaning different types of carpet, including low-pile, medium-pile and high-pile. The right attachment is important, so be sure to use one that will clean the type of carpet in your home (see how to choose the right model here).
If you have hardwood floors in addition to carpeting, consider investing in a handheld vacuum specifically designed for hard floor surfaces—it should be able to get into tight corners where dirt tends to collect while still being gentle enough not to scratch or damage expensive tile floors.
Consider a carpet cleaning service
A professional carpet cleaning service is a viable option for homeowners who want to keep their carpets looking great without breaking the bank. You'll save time and money by letting professionals handle the deep cleaning, allowing you to focus on other things. Plus, professional services have access to advanced cleaning products that can remove stubborn stains and spills that may be hiding in your carpet fibres.
As with any service provider, it's important to do research before hiring a company—your investment should be worth it. Learn about what kinds of services they offer and ask around for recommendations from friends and family members who have used the same service before.
Keep a stain-removal kit in your car.
You can't avoid spills and stains in your car, but you can minimize the damage they cause. A stain-removal kit is a must-have for any vehicle, whether you have kids or not. With one on hand, you'll be prepared to tackle almost any spill or spill-related mess on the go.
Choose the right vacuum for you.
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, choosing the right vacuum is essential. While all vacuums will clean your carpets, not all vacuums are created equal.
There are three main types of vacuums: traditional upright, canister, and robotic. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks that you'll want to consider before making a purchase.
Traditional upright vacuums are good at picking up dust and debris quickly but tend to be heavy and bulky. Canister vacuums offer more manoeuvrability than traditional uppers but have less power overall; however, they're lighter and easier on your back than upright models. Robotic models offer the greatest ease of use but don't come with attachments for cleaning hard floors or furniture—for these tasks you'll need an additional attachment or another machine altogether.
When considering which type is best for you, think about what features matter most in a vacuum cleaner: do you prefer something lightweight? Would it be helpful if this machine could operate on its own? Or would having attachments (like crevice tools) make cleaning easier?
Pool furniture in one spot when guests are over.
Your carpets can become a breeding ground for bacteria and germs if you neglect them. It’s important to clean your carpets regularly to prevent the spread of these germs, especially during cold and flu season. If you have guests over often, consider putting the pool furniture in one spot every time that they are over so that it doesn’t get moved around too much.
Don't walk on the rug with dirty shoes.
One of the most common ways to damage your carpet is by walking on it with dirty shoes. Your shoes pick up dirt and debris from outside, which can stain your carpet if you walk on it without cleaning them first. To help prevent dirt buildup, try using a shoe rack or mat at the door to catch any dirt that might have accumulated under your feet before entering the house. Have a designated place for storing shoes in the closet or in a bag that can be easily stuffed into a corner when not being worn. This will keep them off of the floor where they can make contact with both carpets and other household items, such as tables or countertops that may contain spills or food particles (which are also likely culprits for stains).
Clean up after pets right away.
The best way to save time is to clean up your pets right away. While pet dander and fur can be removed by vacuuming, it’s best to catch these things before they get into the vacuum. The longer you wait, the harder they will be to remove from your carpets. Pet urine stains can cause permanent discolouration in your carpeting if left untreated for too long. Pet waste attracts pests such as flies, cockroaches and mice which can cause illness if ingested by humans or pets alike. Lastly, pet hair can cause allergies or asthma flare-ups so keeping it out of your home is important for everyone’s health.
Carpets are a big investment, but keeping them clean is an even bigger one. Cleaning carpets isn't the most fun thing in the world, but it's a necessary chore for anyone with kids or pets who wants to keep their home looking fresh. By following these tips, you can save time and energy while still maintaining your carpets' beauty.