Spring will be here before you know it, and if you’re like us, you’ll be doing some spring carpet cleaning!
After a long, cold winter, spring is always a welcome house guest. However, all those long hours spent inside during the colder seasons likely mean your home could use a little bit of TLC before you invite anyone in to your house! We’ll leave the dusting and furniture polishing up to you… but we’ve got some great tips for spring carpet cleaning. Keep reading!
Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips
Work from Top to Bottom
You’ll want to be sure that you work from the top of your rooms to the bottom. By dusting your ceiling fans first, then your cabinets and furniture, you ensure that all the dirt, dander, and dust that’s accumulated over winter falls down to your carpets before you vacuum. If you do it the other way around, you’ll need to vacuum twice.
Stain Removal is Key
Before vacuuming, you absolutely must identify and remove stains with the appropriate treatments. Time and time again we’ve been called out to Chicago homes for carpet cleaning because they vacuumed over a stain thinking that would do the trick. Vacuuming before removing the stain grinds the substance deep into the carpet fibers, potentially making it permanent – or spreading it to other areas of the carpet.
As an aside – always test the stain removing compound you’re using on a small, out-of-sight spot on your carpet to be sure it doesn’t bleach your fabric.
Identify Problem Areas
Over the winter, you’ve no doubt noticed some areas of your carpet getting dirtier than others. Take note of these areas, and when you have your carpets professionally cleaned, request that the cleaning crew specifically treats those areas with protectant and preventative formula.
Call in the Pros
If you find that you’re overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done to get your home and carpets back into shape before spring arrives, it’s time to reach out to the pros. Chicago Carpet Care’s expert team will take care of all the carpet cleaning for you, including your area rugs, so that you can focus on cleaning up the rest. We’re the best Chicago carpet cleaning service around, and we’ll prove it to you if you’d give us an opportunity! Get in touch today – you can reach us by calling us directly at (888) 449-3227 or heading over to our contact page.