Some of us love our pets. Some of us love to entertain. And some of us are big fans of foot traffic through our homes, but there’s one thing that we all can agree on: Carpets get dirty—and they get dirty quickly! Luckily, keeping your carpets clean is a simple task if you’re willing to devote a little bit of time and energy (which, if you’ve arrived at this page, I’m guessing you are). So without further ado, here are my best tips for efficiently cleaning the carpets in your home.
Remove any furniture that is on the carpet
First, remove all furniture from your carpet. Then, remove any rugs or runners that are laying on the carpet. Finally, remove area rugs if you have any. This will make it easier for you to clean your carpets because you won’t have to worry about cleaning around them.
Vacuum your carpet
- Use a high quality vacuum cleaner. The best carpet cleaning services in NYC use a vacuum to remove the dirt and debris from your carpets.
- Use a vacuum with a beater bar, or brushroll system on hard surfaces like wood floors, vinyl tiles and stone floors so you can get all the dirt out of your carpet fibers quickly and easily!
- Get yourself some attachments for cleaning upholstery (like chairs) as well as stairs: crevice tools are great for furniture that has been stained by pet accidents; dusting brushes help get rid of allergens like pollen; vacuums with pet hair attachments are great for getting rid of any fur balls left behind by shedding pets
Mix cleaning solution
Mixing your cleaning solution is the first step to ensuring that your carpet gets a thorough cleaning. It’s important to use a ratio of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar, with a few drops of dish soap added if you like. Mix them well and then pour the mixture into your steam cleaner.
Spray the cleaning solution on the carpet
Spray the cleaning solution on to the carpet. You can use a spray bottle, or pour it directly from your gallon jug. You want to make sure you’re using a strong enough solution that will get rid of any stains and odors, but you don’t want to overdo it either by making the carpet too wet. A good rule of thumb is to use ½ cup of vinegar per 1 gallon of water as your cleaning solution.
Once your carpet has been sprayed with this mixture, let it sit for about 30 minutes before blotting up any excess moisture with a clean towel. If there’s still more remaining after 30 minutes (or even 60), then repeat this process until you are satisfied with how dry your carpet feels underfoot!
Blot with a clean towel
After you’ve applied your cleaning solution, you’ll need to blot the product off of your carpet. This will ensure that it is completely removed from the surface of your carpet and not just sitting on top of it. You can use a clean towel or cloth for this step, but make sure that there’s nothing on that towel which will transfer dirt onto your clean carpet. If there is any type of residue left over from other cleaners or detergents, it could cause discoloration if not removed properly!
Blotting can be done by either gently wiping downward with the grain (inward toward center) of each individual fiber or by pressing down firmly with a soft bristle brush or sponge pad for larger areas (outward away from center).
It’s important not to rub or scrub at this point because excessive rubbing could cause more damage than good; instead focus on blotting as much moisture as possible out without pushing too hard onto wet fibers.
Rinse, apply vinegar and rinse again
Now, rinse the carpet with water. Be sure to remove all of the vinegar from your carpet. If you have pets, make sure that you don’t leave any on their paws or around their food and water bowls because it can be harmful to them if they ingest it.
After rinsing out your carpet with water, apply some vinegar again into the same spot where you applied it earlier (on both sides). Let this sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing again with water.
Let your carpet dry completely
After you have cleaned your carpet, let it dry completely before walking on it. If there is still moisture in the fibers, it may cause mold and mildew to grow. Most carpets will take 24 hours to dry completely, but some may take longer depending on the type of cleaning solution used and how much water was used during cleaning.
For example: If you use a hot water extraction method to clean your carpet, then make sure that you allow adequate time for this method to complete before walking on your newly cleaned carpeting as well as vacuuming any excess water from the area being cleaned with a wet/dry vacuum machine or high power vacuum cleaner. This can help prevent soggy areas from forming underfoot near doors or other entrances where people leave moisture behind when exiting rooms after using them during rainy days when outdoor activities like gardening take place outside their home doors which could lead
Vacuum your carpet after it has dried.
After the carpet has dried and you are satisfied with the results, vacuum your carpet. This helps remove dirt and debris, as well as any dry soil.
Use your DIY dry carpet cleaner to deodorize your carpet.
- Baking soda and vinegar
- Baking soda, vinegar and essential oils
If you have a carpet cleaner that works well on dry or damp carpets, you can use it to deodorize your carpet. All you need is some baking soda, dish soap and hot water (or steam). First, sprinkle some baking soda on the affected area of the carpet. Then pour some vinegar over it. Let this mixture sit for about five minutes so that both elements can break down any stains left behind by your pet’s accidents. After five minutes have passed, vacuum up all of the dirt and then rinse out with clean hot water from a spray bottle if needed before drying with towels or rags.*
Cleaning carpets properly take patience
Carpets are expensive, and quite often the last thing you want to do with them is clean them. But if you want to keep your carpets looking good and healthy for as long as possible, it’s important to know how to clean carpet properly. In fact, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you may end up damaging your carpet in ways that aren’t immediately apparent until it’s too late. The key here is patience: not only will cleaning take some time (but not all that much), but also there are several steps involved—each one of which requires some waiting time between when it happens and when the next one begins.
For example: First comes vacuuming; then shampooing; then blotting out excess moisture (with a towel) before letting it dry naturally over several hours or overnight; then sweeping/vacuuming again once everything has dried completely
We hope that these tips will help you in making your home cleaner and healthier. If you have any questions, please contact us at Home Services LLC for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our trained professionals today!