Vacuuming the carpet every day will help you remove the surface dirt and dust. But you will have to shampoo your carpet once in a while to brighten it. There are many carpet shampoos available in the market. Choose one depending on the type of your carpet and its fabric. Read the care label instructions on the carpet before shampooing it. Treat the stains as soon as you spot them to prevent them from setting firmly into your carpet.
Follow the steps given below to shampoo your carpet effectively.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Vacuum cleaner
b) Carpet shampoo
c) Soft-bristled brush
d) Damp-dry cotton cloth
Step 1: Clear the Area
Move all tables and other furniture kept on the carpet to have access to the full surface of your carpet. Keep the furniture at a safe distance to avoid tripping or banging into it while cleaning.
Step 2: Vacuum Your Carpet
Run the vacuum cleaner over your carpet to get rid of dirt and dust. It will make the shampooing easier for you.
Step 3: Prepare a Cleaning Solution
Read the instructions on the shampoo bottle of your carpet. Dilute the shampoo with water as specified on the label and get the cleaning solution ready.
Step 4: Spray the Solution
Apply the cleaning solution on the carpet using a spray bottle. Ensure that you do not spray too much cleaning solution into your carpet. However, you must cover its entire surface.
Step 5: Scrub Your Carpet
Grab a soft-bristled brush and scrub your carpet, mainly the stained areas. Too much pressure can damage the threads of your carpet, so be careful.
Step 6: Wipe with a Cloth
Remove the layer of shampoo from your carpet by wiping it away with a soft, damp cotton cloth.
Step 7: Let Your Carpet Dry
Let the carpet air-dry. You can use a hairdryer to speed up the process. Vacuum the carpet once again to ensure there are no residue shampoo particles stuck to the surface.
Follow these steps to make your carpet look brand new. Good quality carpets are expensive, but with a little maintenance, you can make them last longer and get the best return on your investment.