Maintaining a carpet can be tedious—at home, your carpets are prone to stains and dirt; in a commercial space, your carpets can look drastically old and dirty due to the constant influx of foot traffic. Hence, regular maintenance is mandatory.
Depending on the kind of carpet you’ve installed, your cleaning methods must vary. Some carpets can be cleaned with harsh industry-grade chemical cleaners, whereas some require gentler, soft cleaners; the same goes for cleaning methods too. So, to give you a head start, we’ve put together a list of effective and efficient cleaning products for your rugs.
- Cleaning Powders
A carpet cleaning powder is an excellent choice for cleaning without a hassle. These allow you to clean stains without any water and leave no residue at all. All you need to do is simply sprinkle it on the carpet’s surface (or the affected area) and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Then, just vacuum away the powder.
If vacuuming is a part of your carpet cleaning and maintenance routine, this method is great for getting rid of wet stains.
- Fabric Stain Removers
Fabric stain removers are multi-functional—always a plus for us! They can be used on rugs, cushions, clothes, curtains, couches, upholstery, etc. All you need to do to use fabric cleaner is soak up the affected area, spray the stain remover and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth!
Various companies offer an organic version of these fabric cleaning removers that can be a great alternative if you’re trying to shift to a vegan and sustainable lifestyle.
- Carpet Shampoos
Carpet shampoos are an easy solution to removing grease and oil accumulation as well as stains on your carpet. Dilute a small amount of shampoo, lather and scrub it directly on the affected area of the carpet, and allow for it to stand for a while. You can simply wipe it away later and let the carpet dry.
However, carpet shampoos aren’t as strong and effective as other cleaning solutions. But paired with a steam vacuum cleaner, your carpet can look as good as new instantly. The steam cleaner would enhance the effect of the shampoo, getting rid of all the dirt, oil, and stains on the carpet.
Like the stain removers, carpet shampoos also come with organic alternatives, giving you more options to choose from so that you can live your sustainable lifestyle better.
A deodouriser spray is a must-have if you follow a cleaning routine for your carpet. All these cleaning products contain at least a safe amount of chemicals to clean your rugs efficiently. Unfortunately, these chemicals leave a persistent odour that isn’t pleasant—even the organic cleaners! Hence, spraying this fragrant liquid helps cover the unwanted smell from your rug. You can choose the sustainable route by choosing a completely natural spray.
Cleaning and maintaining a carpet is demanding. It requires a lot of work, care, and effort, especially if it’s a special buy. But with a few tricks up your sleeve and keeping instant cleaners handy, you can ensure your rug remains as good as new for longer.