Basic questions and answers for effective carpet cleaning and maintenance
Will the cleaning solution harm my pets or children?
Unless your pets or children have acute skin allergies to the detergents used in carpet cleaning, there is nothing to worry about. However, because the rug is wet, it can cause skin irritations after prolonged exposure. So for this reason, it is better to not let animals or children play on a rug or carpet after it has been cleaned.
How often should I change vacuum bags?
It is best to change them when they are half-way full. If you vacuum dirty carpets or you have anyone with allergies or asthma in your household, you may want to change them when they are filled to about a third of their volume. With regular bag replacement, the vacuum cleaner will work more efficiently and effectively. You will get better results faster and with less effort.
What must I be aware of when buying rugs?
If you want to make sure your Persian rugs are handmade, ask for their certification of their authenticity. The colors must be intense but it will be easier to check their back part. Authentic oriental rugs are handmade and this means that their edges are stitched in hand and fringes are not added later but they are continuance of the threads. You will also see some imperfections although some machines have perfected their imperfection system.
How can I clean my couch?
Different fabrics require different sofa cleaning procedures and detergents. For example, leather sofas will just need a wet sponge. If you have sofa slipcovers, your life will be easier because you can put them in the washing machine. Couch cleaning will not be complete unless you remove the cushions and vacuum well the crumbs and dust especially from the corners. If the covers do not come off, pour some dish liquid in water for stain removal.
What color rug should I get for the kid's room?
Children's rooms are the most demanding ones because they must be perfectly clean in order to protect their health. So, rug cleaning must be easy and, therefore, you should avoid high piles and white colors. Intense colors are most appropriate because they will intrigue and challenge their imagination. There are fabulous ones with educational motifs or cartoons. Oriental rugs are out of the question because they are too valuable and serious.