5 Tips to Keep Those Carpets Clean – On the House

5 Tips to Keep Those Carpets Clean

By on October 22, 2014
Carpet Care and What NOT to Use

Here are the basics for clean carpet care:

  1. Every good housekeeper knows carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Clean carpets will last longer. Don’t forget the edges and under furniture.
  2. One quick swipe with the vacuum is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times and slowly to allow the vacuum to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
  3. Vacuum walk areas with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
  4. Change vacuum  bags  before they are full and add some baking soda to the bag to fight odors.
  5. Always clean up drips and spills immediately. For spot-cleaning, mix 1 tablespoon each, of ammonia, white vinegar and liquid dish detergent with 1 cup of cold water in a plastic quart container. Close the container and shake it until it foams. Put some on the spot, dab or brush, and blot dry.

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