5 tips on keeping your carpets and rugs clean

We hope this resonates with you; A clean home brings a happy life and good health. Certainly, everyone would love to return to a clean and fresh smelling home after ending a tiring day at work. To enjoy the luxury of having that, one would need to ensure frequent tidying and cleaning are done at home. One component which many tend to miss out is cleaning the carpet. This is exceptionally important when there are young kids and pets at home. Surely, we do not want our kids or pets to crawl, play and roll on a dirty carpet? That would cause dire consequences to both ourselves, children and pets. Health issues like coughing, breathing difficulty, skin irritation, weak immune system etc would arise. Thus, it is very important to ensure that we keep our carpet clean.

In addition, cleaning carpets regularly can help retain the carpet look, feel and smell. This would allow the carpet to last for a longer time as dirty carpets would reduce the life of a carpet significantly. In doing so, the easiest way is to bring our carpets for professional carpet cleaning services like the one offered by Presto. At the same time, it is also important for one to do some simple carpet cleaning regularly at home to ensure that they are well maintained. Here, we have compiled five easy tips on keeping your carpets and rugs clean. We hope this would help; especially so when more and more people Singaporeans are getting carpets for their new homes!

Tip 1: Keep your feet clean at home

Most importantly, we need to ensure that our feet are kept clean at all times. Not only is this for our carpet but also for our personal cleanliness. Thus, it is important to clean and wash our hands and feet once we reach home. It is also a good habit that we establish the good habit of wearing home slippers. With our feet snug into comfortable home slippers, it can both protect the carpet and keep us relaxed.

Tip 2: Vacuum your carpet frequently

Carpets must be vacuum regularly. It is recommended that we vacuum at least twice a week to remove dirt, hair, and smaller microscopic allergens that are invisible to the naked eye. If you happen to have a pet at home, it is recommended to vacuum clean daily.

Another tip would be to vacuum in the direction of the pile and then again in the opposite direction. If you would like to further clean the soil and dirt embedded in the fibers of the carpet, you can vacuum slowly in all directions and repeat once more to ensure the cleanliness.

Tip 3: Take care of stains as soon as possible

One of the things which many are afraid of is stains. Many have the perception that stains are difficult to remove. Essentially, it is very important that we try to remove the stains as soon as they happen. When getting rid of them, do take note to not rub the stains. Instead, use a piece of clean cloth to blot it. This would make it easier and increase the chances of removing them. If not removed, they would become stubborn stains and be very hard for our professional cleaners to remove them.

Tip 4: Keep carpet and rug smell fresh organically

On a monthly basis, one can sprinkle baking soda evenly over your carpet or rug. Do leave it in the rug for 30 minutes and then vacuum the rug to get rid of the baking soda. Baking soda would lift and remove the moisture that is trapped in the carpet.

Tip 5: Get your carpet professionally clean

You also need to have your carpets professionally cleaned, to make sure that all of these allergens are removed from the carpet fibers. Vacuuming is simply not enough, all carpets should be deep cleaned at least every six months. This can double the life expectancy of your carpet. A thorough deep cleaning will not only rejuvenate the look of your carpet, leaving it smelling fresh and clean, it can also reduce wear to the pile and thereby extends its life. Your carpet can hide as much as 1lb (0.5kg) of dirt per sq.yd (1 sq.m). Carpets should be cleaned regularly and before they become heavily soiled. Allowing soil to build up will

We hope that our 5 tips will help you keep your carpets and rug clean and fresh at home. With our expertise in carpet cleaning services, you can trust us with your carpet and be stress-free. Just visit our website or call our friendly staff at 6354 3277 if you have any enquiries!