You’ve invested in a brand new carpet, and now it’s time to look after it to keep it looking its best for years to come. Cleaning your carpets often will keep them in good condition, saving you money in the long run, as well as preventing any unwarranted smells, allergens or general bacteria. Here, we go through some of the most common issues homeowners tend to have related to their carpets.
Basic tips for carpet owners
- Put a doormat in the doorways or entrances to prevent dirt or moisture from entering the room – this will help keep the room in good condition.
- Vacuum daily if possible during the first few weeks. Loose fibres can work their way to the surface of the carpet, and these will be removed by vacuuming.
- If a piece of the carpet fibre sticks up above the surface, it should be trimmed to the level of the other tufts, don’t ever pull it out as this can lead to long term damage.
- Frequent vacuuming will help to prevent dirt and grime from getting into the carpet fibres and also helps to keep the tufts orderly and upright.
- There can be a particular smell when a new carpet is fitted. This could be caused by the carpet, underlay or any adhesives which have been used. Ideally, the room should be aired out by opening windows and doors and the odour will go within a few days.
- A vacuum cleaner fitted with a beater bar and/or brushes is advisable for cut pile carpets. However a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar or brushes is best for loop pile carpets.
Pet stained carpets
Many homeowners feel that if they have pets in the house, carpets just aren’t an option. This, however, is not the case. You just need to have a few ideas about how to prepare yourself if there is any unfortunate staining that takes place. You’ll want to buy an enzyme-based solution that is suited to your carpet material and fibre type. In addition to this, you can get specific hoovers that are specifically designed to pick up animal and pet hairs.
Deep cleaning a carpet
This can seem like a mammoth task but it’s really simple once you break it down into steps. Firstly, clear the room and tidy away any bits and bobs. Then, a quick vacuum and dust is needed and if you have rented a carpet cleaner,read the manufacturer’s instructions and start in the furthest corner of the room and work your way out- you don’t want to get stuck in a corner!
Wine stained carpets
With wine, a quick response time is key – don’t let it settle. Using a white cloth, blot, definitely don’t rub the stain. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove. Using cold water and blotting it will help dilute the stain.
Whether you are looking for a luxurious deep pile or wool carpet, a durable loop pile carpet or a functional felt back carpet, we have a vast range of designs, colours and styles. With over two generations of experience in carpet installation for homes and businesses, Cooper & Williams is the expert hand you can trust to get your perfect floor, whatever the design or purpose. To find out more about the services we offer, please get in touch on 01743 850711 or visit our website.