How to Clean Capert: Tips for Busy People

by | February 17, 2023

Keeping a carpet clean is a struggle for many of us. It is even more difficult if you have small children or pets. Thankfully there are many simple ways to clean your carpet and keep it clean. This guide covers 5 helpful cleaning carpet tips. Read on to learn more!

Keep Less Dirt From Coming In

One of the simplest ways to help keep your carpet clean is to reduce the amount of dirt in the first place! Doormats are a great way to reduce the amount of dirt in your home. Place one at every outside door, and remind everyone to wipe their feet. Other things you can do to keep dirt out is changing your AC filter regularly, cleaning your air vents regularly, and emptying your vacuum cleaner outdoors.

Clean Your Carpet Regularly

So much dirt, crumbs, dist, and pet hair can get stuck in your carpet that it looks and smells bad. All carpet should be vacuumed regularly. Once per week is the usual recommendation, but if you have children or pets it should be more often. Don’t forget to get under and around all the furniture. Vacuuming regularly goes a long way to keeping your carpets cleaner longer! Also, if you don’t have a vacuum, you can clean your carpet with a broom and dustpan.

Treat Each Stain Right Away

Firstly, you want to spot-treat stains right away. They are too difficult to remove on your own after they are set in. Use these methods for some common stains:

  • Pet stains: Mix hydrogen peroxide and dish soap in a bowl. Sprinkle the carpet with bicarb soda. Pour the solution on the carpet and scrub with a brush.
  • Coffee: Blot up as much as possible first. Mix a few drops of dish soap with white vinegar and two cups of water. Blot and gently scrub the stain with the solution and a cloth.
  • Red wine: Soak up as much as possible first with a towel or rag. Use club soda and blot the stain with a cloth. Repeat until the stain is gone.

Deep Clean at Least Once per Year

Deep cleaning your carpet occasionally is important for keeping it in good shape longer. You should deep clean your carpet once or twice per year, depending on use. Consider purchasing a steam cleaner or carpet shampooer. Both of these are good options and will kill mildew spores and bacteria in the carpet. Alternatively, you can rent a machine to deep clean your carpets.

You Don’t Need Expensive Products

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on expensive cleaning products to keep your carpet clean. Detergent, vinegar, bicarb soda, water, a hardy scrub brush, and cloth rags will clean almost anything in your home, including the carpet. You can spot treat or deep clean your carpet with some water and vinegar, or with water and detergent and a sprinkle of bicarb soda.

Sprucing up your carpets at home is a simple process, but it can still be very hard work, even with these helpful cleaning tips. Not everyone has the time or energy. Consider hiring a professional cleaner to take care of your carpet for you. Visit our website for more information, and let Clean Planet keep your carpets as good as new!