What Do I Need To Know About Carpet Cleaning?

Carpets are a great flooring option to have added to your home. They add a feeling of warmth and comfort that very few other materials can add. However, like all other floors in your home, carpets are bound to experience wear and tear in a few different ways. Whether it’s dirt being tracked in from outside, food and drink spills resulting in stains, or pet hair gathering over time, your carpets will need regular cleaning to ensure they are kept looking and feeling as clean as the day you first got them. 

You may have some unanswered questions around carpet cleaning, which is why we’re here to help. Our love for clean homes and carpets at SweepSouth has motivated us to continually push ourselves to provide the highest quality home and carpet cleaning services. Keep reading to find the answers you’re looking for to some of the most commonly asked carpet cleaning questions.

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How Do You Clean A Carpet?

There are many ways to clean a carpet based on what you’re trying to achieve. If you want to get rid of some light dirt and dust that has gathered over time, you generally won’t need to do more than vacuuming it. 

Tip: Invest in a high-powered, good quality vacuum to save yourself from having to vacuum more often and for longer periods of time.

If you’re looking to give your carpet a deeper clean or to get rid of stains, you can make use of various cleaning products (store-bought or homemade) to do the trick. Choose a specific solution based on the type of stain you are trying to get rid of. For detailed instructions on deep cleaning and stain removal, check out our post on how to clean carpet stains

How To Clean Carpet Stains

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Here are some cleaning mixtures you can use for some of the most common stains:

  • Food and drink stains: Warm water and non-bleach liquid laundry detergent.
  • Red wine: Hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid.
  • Pet stains: Warm water and non-bleach liquid laundry detergent, followed by
  • Nail polish: Non-acetone nail polish remover.
  • Coffee stains: Hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid.
  • Ink Stains: Denatured alcohol.
  • Grease stains: Baking soda.

If you’re dealing with a recently spilled stain that’s still wet, remember to dab as much of it up as possible with a paper towel or a dry cloth before proceeding with the removal process. 

Why Is Carpet Cleaning Important?

Getting your carpets cleaned regularly will keep your house free of dust mites, other insects, harmful bacteria, and allergens. This will help you and your family avoid health issues as a better flow of air makes its way through your living space. 

How Long Does It Take For Carpet To Dry After Professional Cleaning?

If your carpet is given a general cleaning service by only being vacuumed, you won’t need to worry about having to wait for it to dry. If, however, your carpet is given a deep clean, or you remove a stain from it yourself, it will take some time to dry. That time period can range anything from 6 hours to a whole day, depending on how thoroughly the carpet is cleaned and how much sunlight, humidity, and air circulation it’s exposed to. If your carpet needs time to dry after being deep cleaned, it’s best to do it during a time where it won’t be exposed to any activity or foot traffic.

How Often Should I Professionally Clean My Carpet?

Because carpets vary from house to house and family to family, there isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to a carpet cleaning frequency. That being said, the team at SweepSouth recommends that you get your carpet deep cleaned every year or two. If there is lots of activity in your home, and you have plenty of furry friends walking around, you may want to look at having a deep clean done every 10 to 14 months. You can increase that time span if your carpets are exposed to less hustle and bustle.

If you’re wondering how often you should vacuum your carpets, the general answer is 2 to 3 times a week for very busy rooms or areas. The other areas can be given a vacuum once a week. 

How Much Does It Cost To Clean Carpets?

Carpet cleaning will vary based on a number of factors, namely size, condition that the carpets are in before getting cleaned, and the type of carpet requiring cleaning. If you would like to receive a quote or book a carpet cleaning service, head over to our cleaning services page to enquire about the professional and trusted cleaning standards SweepStars uphold proudly. 

If you are committed to having clean carpets as much as we love to clean your carpets, you’re in good hands. Book a cleaning service today to find out why SweepSouth is the most trusted and fastest growing brand when it comes to cleaning and home services of a large variety.

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