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How to clean your carpet

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Tips on making your carpet look wonderful

Carpets make up so much of the atmosphere of your home, so it’s important to keep them looking and smelling fresh. Cleaning your carpet in an efficient way means it will last longer and feel newer. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help you keep your carpet looking great so we’ve compiled these tips on how to clean your carpet.

Sort the room out first

 Before you start cleaning it’s important to make sure the room is ready and the carpet is clear. Often if you’re in a hurry it’s easy to hoover around furniture instead of fully under it but this can cause an uneven finish on your carpet and mean parts of it stay dirty. To ensure your carpet is properly cleaned, move the furniture off the carpet. Another tip is to open the windows and ventilate the room first, giving surface level dust the chance to leave.

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Keeping your carpet clean is important

Blot don’t scrub!

This is an important tip for effectively removing carpet stains. Blotting instead of scrubbing helps remove the stain without pushing it further into the carpet. Place a kitchen cloth in the centre of the stain and soak it up. Then, carefully dry/blot with another cloth working from the outside in. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and blot again. Remember- scrubbing can ruin your carpet fibres. Blotting a stain away helps keep your carpet fresh.

Deep clean twice a year

Deep cleaning your carpets twice a year is essential to their upkeep and helps maintain their freshness. Hire a carpet cleaner for the weekend and do it yourself or book a professional to do it. Interested in finding excellent carpet fitters? Get in touch today to find out more.

Hoover effectively

To make sure your hoover is working at its best, replace the hoover bag and filter regularly. This means your hoover is ready to tackle your carpet and won’t be too full to take in dust and dirt. This may seem obvious but checking your hoover is on the right setting for carpet is really important. If your hoover is on a hardwood floor setting it can actually end up damaging your carpet by being too forceful. Vacuuming at least once a week is a must to keep your carpet looking fresh.

Using a lint roller is a great way to pick up crumbs and surface level dirt before going in with your hoover.

Watch out for shoes

It is surprising how much damage shoes can cause to carpets. Leaving shoes on when walking across carpeted areas can track mud, dirt and leaves into the carpet. The shoes themselves can press and wear down carpets as well. Taking your shoes off at the door means your carpets can be lower maintenance and last for longer.

If you follow these tips, your carpet will stay looking brand new for years to come! Looking to install a new carpet? Contact us today to order a sample to try out in your home or to get a free quote.

 

 

 

 

Carpet stains - our tips for removing them at Tech Floors

Top tips for removing carpet stains

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So you’ve chosen the perfect carpet from us – then disaster strikes!

Oops! We’ve all been there. Just a slip of your coffee mug or an enthusiastic five-year-old with a paint pot and disaster strikes. Somehow, it’s always on the carpet that the worst spills happen. Not to worry! We here at Tech Flooring know how important your carpets are to you and we want to help save them from little spills and stains. Here are our top tips on how to clean and remove stains from carpets.

Carpet stains - our tips for removing them at Tech FloorsBlot don’t scrub!

This is easily the best tip for removing stains. Blotting instead of scrubbing helps remove the stain without pushing it further into the carpet. Place a kitchen cloth in the centre of the stain and soak it up. Then, carefully dry/blot with another cloth working from the outside in. Rinse thoroughly with hot water and blot again. Remember- scrubbing can ruin your carpet fibres and push the dirt further in so always blot!

Water based stains

These types of stains can come from ink, juice, milk, alcohol or mud. Make a cleaning solution of ¼ teaspoons of cleaning detergent (non-bleach) and 900ml of water. Surprisingly, a good DIY cleaning agent lying around at home is white vinegar. If you’re out of cleaning detergent, use white vinegar instead for easy stain removal.

Homemade stain remover

A quick recipe for stain remover is 900ml of warm water with one teaspoon of mild dishwashing liquid. Then add a small amount of white wine vinegar to make the perfect DIY stain remover. Make sure you don’t over-wet the stain. Too much water can damage the carpet. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then blot to remove.

What about wine stains?

Spilling red wine on the carpet is a classic ‘oh no!’ moment that can look scarily permanent on the white carpet. However, there is a simple, home remedy fix. Sparkling water surprisingly works really well to remove wine or juice stains. Spritz over the stain, leave to sit, and then carefully blot away.

Hard stains

Things like chocolate, mud or candle wax can be a little harder to remove. An easy solution is to use a knife to scrape away as much as possible before going in with a stain remover. Vacuuming can be a better option when it comes to removing dirt as you don’t have to worry about pushing the dirt further into your carpet. With candle wax spills, use an ice pack to help harden the wax before going in to scrape it up.

Removing stains doesn’t have to be panic-stricken scrubbing. We hope you have liked our top tips on how to clean and remove stains from carpets. Carefully putting together a simple cleaning solution and blotting the stain away leaves you free to enjoy your carpet whenever.

Now that you have all the tools to clean your carpet, get in touch today to get a free sample for your home and browse our selection of carpets. From advice to installation and aftercare, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to find out more.