Carpets are used in our homes to add beauty and color to them and make them look nicer overall.

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Other than making our homes beautiful, carpets also give our homes a warm and homely feeling. With all that said, it’s important to note that carpets are high-maintenance. Also, carpets require a lot of deliberate work from owners to keep them in good condition. 

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Carpets need to be maintained correctly for them to have a longer life span. In this article, we will be listing and discussing some tips to clean a carpet and maintain it so that it lasts longer. 

How to maintain carpets

Carpets, like any other material, have to be cleaned regularly to prevent damage. Certain techniques have to be used for the proper cleaning of carpets. We will be looking at tips to clean a carpet.

Regular vacuuming

Unlike tiles and floorboards, carpets require vacuuming to ensure proper removal of dirt from them. Because of the materials, they tend to gather and hold dust and dirt in them. Vacuuming your carpet helps to remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the carpet and clean it. If a broom or brush is used to clean carpets, it won’t be as effective as a vacuum. Doing this regularly will help to give the carpet a longer life span.

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Use vinegar and soda to clean

Vinegar is a good cleaning agent that helps get tough stains off. It can also be used to clean off stains from carpets. When vinegar is used with soda, it becomes a double threat to stains. Vinegar used with soda serves as an excellent stain remover. It can be used to remove all manner of stains and spills from carpets. Apply the vinegar and soda mix to a cloth and use it to clean out the stain. 

Using a carpet beater

Vacuuming helps to remove dust and dirt to a large extent, but to increase the result, a carpet beater should be used. As the name implies, it is used to beat the carpet to remove settled dust and dirt particles from the rug. But this should be done outdoors to prevent the dust from settling on other surfaces in the house. And also make sure to cover your nose to prevent dust from entering your nose. This process helps to clean and also maintain the carpet in the long run.

Clean out stains immediately

Despite our best efforts, accidents tend to happen. A drink or beverage could accidentally get spilled on carpets, which stains them. The stains shouldn’t be left to settle before they are cleaned out of the carpets. The longer the stains are allowed to remain on the carpet, the harder it will be to remove them. Also, stains should not be scrubbed out; they should be blotted out or dabbed out. 

This is to stop the stain from spreading to other parts of the carpet. Once anything that can stain the carpet is spilled on it, it should be removed immediately from the carpet. This is so that the stain doesn’t change the color, especially if it’s white. This will help to preserve the color of the carpet.

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Cleaning carpets regularly

Just like we wash our clothes when they get dirty, carpets also need to be cleaned when they get dirty. Every carpet has a way of being cleaned. Not all carpets can be cleaned with water. Ensure you check the cleaning instructions before carrying out the cleaning process. But for those cleaned with water, they should be sun-dried to prevent them from smelling.