Setting a consistent carpet cleaning routine is very important for a lot of reasons. Many people suffer from allergies and it’s essential that they keep their carpets clean and free of dirt and dust. If you fall into this category, make sure you vacuum many times each week. It’s also advisable to shampoo your carpets a minimum of two times a year. Our report will present to you some of the many ideas and tips for keeping your carpets clean and healthy.

Carpet Shampoo

If your carpets have ever been flooded due to broken water pipes, you are no stranger to the problems this can cause. To be prepared for such an emergency, you should have handy a wet vacuum. If not, you can purchase a carpet shampoo machine that can suck up water. Some of the better shampooers on the market can serve well as a substitute wet vac even though they are not as powerful as industrial wet vacs. But you want to pick up as much water as possible and for potential health reasons. The only recourse you will have if mold develops is to get a new carpet. Unfortunately, when mold begins, it takes over quickly.


If you have pets that come indoors, you probably already know how hard it is to clean the stains they cause especially urine. Speed is the critical factor when this occurs. You have to prevent the urine from soaking into your carpet’s fibers and drying. However, sometimes quick action isn’t possible if you aren’t there when it happens. There are products available specifically for cleaning up pet urine spots. The ones that are the most popular are those that are enzyme-based and formulated specifically for pet stains. There are some home remedies on the net that use peroxide and baking soda, and we have found that to be totally effective with pet urine.

It stands to reason that keeping light-colored carpets clean is more difficult. Actually, we think some of the food and drink stains are much more difficult to deal with then pet stains. A red wine stain on a cream-colored carpet is the favorite example used in commercials for stain removal products. Unfortunately, other stains – especially if they are tomato-based – are even harder to remove even if you start the clean up immediately. Search for an enzyme-based food stain remover. They are available the same as the ones for pet stains. It would be a good idea to have it in case of a food spill.


One of the main things you need to do when looking for new carpets for your home is to determine the degree of difficulty you will have to keep the carpet clean. We’ve been in homes that have white carpeting and it’s very beautiful and has a touch of class other colors just don’t have. Nonetheless, the homeowners were constantly on edge with the fear that someone would walk on their beautiful carpets and leave stains. In our opinion, that’s sad. Nevertheless, it’s their choice to have that color of carpeting.

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