Tips to Make Vacuuming More Effective: 1. Use a HEPA filter or bag if possible to contain the fine particles. Empty the bag or canister when it’s 2/3 full. 2. Vacuum in multiple directions to loosen the dirt and soil. 3. Don't rush! More debris is removed from the carpet when you pull back on the vacuum, not when you push forward. 4. Check to make sure your vacuum is working properly. Check the belt and brush bars, removing hair as necessary. 5. Do it often! Carpet does a great job at collecting and capturing dirt. It’s important to remove the dirt and debris regularly. If you’re in need of a deeper cleaning, call us at 805-544-4761. We can help!
Carpet Cleaning Myth: Cleaning too often “wears out” your carpet.
Fact: The opposite is actually true! Walking on a dirty carpet grinds the dirt deep into the carpet fiber, which is damaging to it because dirt itself is abrasive and cuts into the carpet. This causes premature wear so it actually shortens the lifespan of the carpet. Regularly vacuuming your carpet is important but it doesn’t take away the need for regular professional cleanings. The longer you delay in having your carpets cleaned, the more damage is done, and the faster it wears out (which means the sooner you have to pay to replace it)!
Have you ever used a home carpet cleaning product and notice your carpet seemed to get re-soiled quickly? Soaps can be responsible for this as they cause rapid re-soiling if not rinsed well from the carpet. If you’ve ever spilled a lot of soap in your sink, you know how long it takes to rinse all the soap out and how much water you had to use in order to do that. Soap in your carpet isn’t easy to remove and you can’t just dump loads of water on it without creating another problem. Do-it-yourself and other home carpet cleaning machines don’t have a strong enough suction to remove it either. In these cases you’ll likely be in need of a professional carpet cleaning utilizing hot water extraction to thoroughly rinse the carpet and remove all the soap and whatever else was applied to it. If you’re in need of a cleaning, let us know. We can help!
If you’re a big fan of walking around barefoot, you may want to re-consider. Your skin naturally releases moisture which comes out as oils or sweats, which when you walk around barefoot transfers from your foot to the surface of your carpet fibers. This moisture attracts dust, dirt, and dander and over time it can build up and become noticeable. Wearing your shoes indoors isn’t the answer as that can track in far more contaminants. The best option is to wear socks inside or to have special indoor-only slippers by your front door to put on when you make the transition from outside to inside your home.