03Feb 2014
Cheap And Easy Ways To Clean Carpets

Affordable Ways to Clean Your Carpets

Cleaning carpets can be a mammoth task particularly if you have a large carpet to clean, however, it is not that difficult to do especially when you are fully equipped with the right tools and detergents for the job. One thing’s for certain though, cleaning carpets is not as expensive as having to replace them!

Sometimes people do not want to spend a fortune on replacing carpets especially if you are a tenant leaving a property where your contract states that the property must be left clean and tidy and damages should be affixed. Without addressing this situation, it could mean that you forfeit your deposit, which is never a situation we would like to find ourselves in.

It’s inevitable that carpets are going to get stained and marked when accommodating, it happens! Considering that the carpets are not extensively damaged, and are only showing signs of dirt, a simple cleaning solution with the correct washing tool is a great way of achieving impressive results.

Depending on how much time you have to do this job or what your budget allows, you may wish to hire a cleaning agency to do this for you, or attempt a DIY clean?

The benefits of hiring cleaning contractors are that the job can be done much more quickly, professionals will come equipped for all the right tools and solutions and they are trained to know how to do an effective job and what detergents are safe to use on certain materials, thus saving the chances of causing more damage! Professional cleaners can do the job very quickly too, and if time is of the essence, this is ideal.

If you prefer to DIY clean the carpets, to save on the costs ensure that you take the time to assess what is actually required because it could mean that you end up spending more! For example, a few stains and marks can be cleaned with a foam spray-on solution brought from any DIY store, these are particularly good at tackling small areas in need but not when the whole carpet requires a thorough clean. Trying to scrub a whole room by hand is extremely hard work and will take a vast amount of foam product to do it.

On the other hand, if you already own a carpet washing machine and do not have to go out and buy one, you may as well do it yourself!

What you do not want to do, is go out and buy all of the equipment for the job before getting a quote from accompanying because more than likely the cleaning agency will quote you cheaper than it would be to buy it all, and also the cleaning contractors (using their expertise) will more than likely achieve a better result anyway!

Start as you mean to go on!
The best way of ensuring longevity within the life of any carpet is to take care of it from the get-go!
If you are a new tenant moving into a property and are only expecting to rent the property for a few months, try to maintain the cleanliness of the carpet as you are living there and that way you will not have to tackle the situation when you leave.

Top Tip
It’s always better to mop up spills as soon as they happen, start by soaking up as much of the spillage as possible by blotting it with a kitchen towel. Then once you have removed as much of the moisture as possible, spray on a foamy solution and allow it to soak through the carpet so that it lifts the stain from the surface, you can then gently rub off the excess and the stain shouldn’t be visible.

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