Preparation starts with having a good vacuum cleaner. Ingredients for several carpet cleaning solutions are baking soda, surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol) and white vinegar in your cupboards, along with paper towels (kitchen paper) or absorbent cloths/towels you can use to blot up liquids that were spilled.
Probably the most important thing you can do to keep your carpets looking good is to vacuum at least once a week, more often in heavily used areas. Here are a few tips to help prolong the life and condition of your carpeting.
• With the vacuum, go over an area several times to get the deeply embedded dirt and grit. One pass is never enough.
• In heavy traffic areas, vacuum using a criss-cross pattern, overlapping your vacuum passes slightly.
• Empty the dirt collection unit or bag regularly. Clean or replace the machine’s filters regularly as well.
• If odor in the carpet or vacuum cleaner appear then that can be a problem. Put 1/2 cup of baking soda or lavender flowers in the dirt collection unit or bag. You could also sprinkle the baking soda or lavender flowers all over the carpet, then vacuum up. This will leave your room smelling much nicer.
Should you wish El Dorado Carpet Care to take on your residential carpet cleaning duties, please call us on 916 276 4944