Carpets see a lot of wear and tear during their lifetime. They are trampled on all day, scuffed, filled with dirt and we constantly drop things on them, from food and drink through to less noticeable things such as dirt particles and even dead skin. All of it ends up trapped in the fibres of our carpet.
Of course, there are ways to clean our carpets. The first and most common way is of course vacuum cleaning. This can pick up the majority of dirt and dust that lays in our carpet and it is recommended that you vacuum clean your carpet at least once a week to keep it clear of debris and dust.
Secondly, there are stain removers and general cleaners. These are designed to help with spot stains. A spot stain is a small, individual stain, normally caused from a spillage. For example, some pasta sauce or red wine spilt on a carpet can cause a spot stain. Therefore, you can try a spot stain cleaner to remove this stain. These are strong chemicals that act to lift the stain out of the fibres and then have it removed, normally with the addition of water. It often requires a few sprays, then leave it for ten minutes or so and then scrub it with hot water. These spot stain removers can be very effective but will only work for small specific stains and cannot be used to clean a grubby or dull carpet in general.
When it does come to bringing your whole carpet back to life then the only real option is a carpet cleaning machine. These carpet cleaning machines work with clever cleaning solutions to effectively wash and clean your entire carpet in much the same way that a washing machine would wash your clothes.
These carpet cleaning machines will effectively work to clean out stains, remove dirt and debris and also wash your carpet in an attempt to brighten your carpet. You will be surprised at how dirty and dulled a carpet can get despite having no specific stains and many people often comment on their carpets being a couple of shades brighter once they have been cleaned with a proper carpet cleaner.
Carpet cleaning machines are easy to use and work in a similar to a vacuum cleaner in most cases and provide phenomenal results.
So, in summary, vacuum weekly, use dedicated spot cleaners for small spills and stains, and use carpet cleaning machines to lighten and brighten your carpet while giving it a thorough, general clean.
Rug Doctor has a number of carpet cleaning solutions. They can help with the rental of professional carpet cleaning machines as well as supplying all the carpet cleaning products that will get the very best out of your carpet.