Got a carpet at home? Read this if you do…

Cleaners, How To?

Got a carpet at home? Read this if you do…

Carpets in most homes take some pounding on daily basis.

From heavy to regular footfall with kids popping in wearing mucky wellies and pets, especially dogs with mucky paws, they take it all.

Remember the feeling when you had a new carpet put in your home, there was nothing quite like the feeling of walking on it.

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Their soft and spongy underfoot, the clean and bright appearance lifted the overall feel of the room and the smell of “new” gave your room a totally different character.

However, if you hadn’t looked after your carpet and gave the care and routine maintenance it needed then the chances are its looking quiet tired and worn right now.

So with that in mind, at helpers.ie we though we would give you the steps involved not only to give it a much needed lift but also tell you how you can keep your carpet in tip-top condition.

Carpet Maintenance

Your routine carpet maintenance revolves mainly around regular vacuuming.

All carpets in your home should be vacuumed at least once a week because this will help to remove dust and dirt that can easily build up over time.

This dirt and grime can actually attract other dirt which in itself then creates a snowball effect that rapidly speeds up the buildup of grime.

Regular vacuuming helps to prevent this buildup while keeping a snowballing process at bay.

Additionally, dust mites and other creepy crawlies love to hide in the piles of your carpet, sucking them up in the hoover helps to keep them under control and prevent infestation.

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Beside regular vacuuming mentioned above, every few months you should also give all your carpets a decent deep clean.

What we mean by this is cleaning your carpet with dry clean powders or shampoos or using an upright carpet cleaner such as the one shown in the image below.

Powders and shampoos, on the whole, do a great job in removing the dust and dirt that gets ground down deep into the piles of your carpet.

One of the best types of cleaner of this type to go for are the “encapsulation” cleaners.

The chemicals that make up these cleaners are brushed or scrubbed deep down into the pile and then attract dust and grime and then “encapsulate” it.

The powdery residue that is left is then vacuumed up.

One other option that you have in your carpet-cleaning arsenal is to hire a specialist cleaning machine.

These can be easily hired form either Rug Doctor or your local Woodies hardware store. (helpers.ie is in no way affiliated with these brands)

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Essentially, these machines use a process called “Hot Water Extraction (or HWE)”.

A water tank is filled with hot water and a specialist detergent cleaner is added.

The machine, when passing over the surface of your carpets, squirts this mixture deep down and then a set of rotating brushes work the mixture in.

A powerful vacuum then sucks the dirty water out and in to a storage tank for disposal.

This method has several advantages in that not only do your carpets get a good, deep down clean, but the presence of the hot water helps to kill any nasties that may also be lurking.

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Other Methods for Cleaning a Carpet

Now that we have explained what you should be doing to keep your carpets clean and in as good a condition as possible and how this should be done, we will now have a brief look at what other cleaning options there are.

By other options we mean aside form vacuuming and the other cleaning methods outlined above, there is also the option get a specialist carpet cleaner on helpers.ie to do the work for you.

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Most towns and counties across Ireland will have at least one one of more people offering such services.

In vast majority of cases, their machinery will be a little advanced than the options available to you and it will give all of your carpets a full, much needed deep clean.

In the majority of cases they will be using a Hot Water Extraction or other steam based cleaner which, as we have established, will do a great job, but the only downside of this is you will have to wait for your carpets to dry out.

When hiring a cleaner on helpers.ie always do your checks for the appropriate insurances, past work they may have carried out, helpers.ie reviews etc….

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