Carpet Cleaning League City TX : Tips to Avoid it!
Your conscious of it but you ignore it, more cleaning in one way or another. Let’s prevent a bunch of spring cleaning, save you money, and make your floors last a long time.
We all know that once in a while our floors need some very serious attention. The attention usually means one of two things: lots of effort to clean your floors or money to pay a good League City carpet cleaner. This information will help you reduce the amount of attention your floors require and make them last a lot longer.
The most important thing you can do to make your carpet last a long time and stay fairly clean is to vacuum it. That’s correct. You know that but how often do you do it? How often and how much effort you put into cleaning makes a huge difference in the long run. Here is some guidance on the subject. First you should find yourself a good vacuum. Click to learn how to choose the right vacuum for your carpet type. If you already have a vacuum that you love or want to stick with, make sure it’s working properly. This means cleaning the vacuum brush bar, verifying that the tubes on it are clear of obstruction, making sure your drive belt is not busted, and the recover tank or filter bag are replaced when filled.
Now let’s get down to business. With regular traffic in a home, every two weeks is the appropriate interval for vacuuming. If you have kids and pets (high amounts of traffic) then vacuuming once a week is more appropriate. Say it’s just you and your spouse that live in the home and you don’t do much running around, then vacuuming intervals should be more like once a month. A good rule of thumb when vacuuming is to overlap by 50% to cover each area at least twice. Another option is to cover each area twice from different directions. If vacuuming your home fills up your recovery tank or filter bag more than once, you should be doing it more often.
The second most important thing you can do to prevent ‘carpet cleaning League City TX from being your next search phrase is place a rug near all entrances to your home or establishment. As a professional floor care expert we are taught that the rug should be approximately ten steps long. I, personally, keep a ten foot by two foot rug at my front door because my entry way is narrow. If you have a large entry way that splits into multiple directions, a larger rug would be more appropriate, either that or more rugs.
These rugs at your entry points will allow most dirt and gunk from the bottom of your shoes to be tracked onto them instead of your actual flooring. These rugs may also need more attention than the rest of your home. You should consider vacuuming them twice as often as the rest of your living spaces.
The third most important factor for preventive maintenance has to do with your local cleaner. Now is the time to hit the web searching for ‘carpet cleaning League City TX’ and get a good cleaner. Verify that they cover all of the professional steps of hot water extraction and offer a carpet protector such as Scotchgard Carpet and Upholstery Protector.
A lot of modern carpet comes from the factory with a protective Teflon coating on them. With time that coating wears off, usually it doesn’t take more than a year (at least for the traffic areas). Then after the protective layer is worked through, the fibers start becoming damaged. Having a fresh layer of protection applied with every regular cleaning helps keep that shield active. It also makes vacuuming and cleaning spills much easier. Carpet protection is a preventive maintenance step that most of my clients decline. This is how I put it, “Take care of it and have it last you 25 years or neglect it and pay to replace it every 8 years.”
I assume if you’re reading this that you live in the Southeast Houston bay area. For those of us who do, we are very aware of the terrible allergy problems. For those of you outside the area, I’m sure you have your fair share of pollen problems. To keep those problems out of your home its best to hire a great carpet cleaning League City TX company about once a year and to keep the dust swept up from your tile. Because particulates fall these are the places allergens are most likely to settle.
Tip for tile: Vacuum the edges of the room where most dust and soil settles before sweeping. This will prevent the really light dust from being swept back into the air and catch it in the vacuum instead.