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How to Clean Your Carpet

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with carpet. We love the way it looks and feels, but we hate having to clean or remove stains from it. Instead of spending hours dreading and trying to scrub away any unwanted stains, we’ve made a simple guide on how to clean your carpet below. 

Spot Cleaning

If you spill or drop anything on your carpet, it is easiest and most effective to clean it right away. You can lift a majority of stains with just tap water. To lift a stain, place a dry towel or cloth over the spill and pat down to absorb all the liquid. Repeat the process to absorb all the moisture or until the stain disappears. A good tip that many professional cleaning services suggest is to never rub or scrub a stain, instead, blot or pat the area. Rubbing and scrubbing can spread the stain. If you can’t lift the stain fully, then you need to move onto other cleaning methods. 

Vacuum Your Carpet

Before you deep clean your carpet, you need to prep the area by vacuuming away any dirt or debris. Make sure to clean the filter and bag before vacuuming because a dirty filter or bag can cut the vacuum suction by half. This means that your vacuum may only pick up half of all that dirt and debris. Once you finish deep cleaning your floor and it is dry, you are going to want to vacuum one last time to pick up any other debris or leftover solution. 

Use Carpet Cleaning Solutions

To remove any type of staining, you need to have the proper carpet cleaning solutions. Before you think of trying out a steam cleaner or a dry extraction machine, you are going to want to pretreat your carpet with detergent. Using a pretreatment will help lift any stains to help avoid repeating your cleaning process multiple times. All you need to do is mix a little water and carpet cleaning detergent and place it on top of the stained area. If you are unsure of what to use on your carpet, give us a call, and we can provide a list of the cleaning products we recommend. 

Use a Steam Cleaner

A cleaning method that many people like to use when they deep clean their carpets is a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners are great for individuals or families who have allergies or scent sensitivity because the water vapor in steam cleaners has no smell and efficiently kills bacteria and lifts dirt. This cleaning method doesn’t inject any substances into the carpet that would leave residue on carpet fibers. Steam cleaning is an effective way of not only lifting mold and pet scents but also restore the appearance of carpets. 

Try a Dry Extraction Machine

The most common cleaning method that many professionals and homeowners use is the dry carpet cleaning method with a dry extraction machine. Dry carpet cleaning involves using a dry extraction machine and chemicals that leave no moisture to lift and remove stains. This method of cleaning is one of the fastest and easiest ways of cleaning carpets. If you need help finding a cleaning team that has a dry extraction machine, Valor Home Services has just what you need. We can help your carpet look new and refreshed in one cleaning session. 

Deep cleaning and removing stains on your carpet by yourself is time-consuming and tedious work. Make the job easier on yourself by hiring a professional home service team or cleaning team to come and get your carpets in shape. Contact Valor Home Services today to go over everything you need for carpet cleaning and more.