Carpet functions like a giant air filter, collecting our home's dirt and dust. Those two Ds act like fine sandpaper, wearing down carpet fibres over time. If vacuuming is not your passion, and we’re guessing it’s not, our advise is to focus on vacuuming the high-traffic areas once a week or more. By simply vacuuming the high-soil areas in the entries and toward the front of your home, you can add years to the life of your carpet.
While vacuuming your carpet, take your time and use overlapping strokes. Even counting slowly with each forward and backward stroke allows time for the vacuum to do its work.
Treat Stains Immediately
If possible, take care of stains as soon as they happen. Most carpets today are made to resist liquid penetration for a time, so if you simply blot (don't rub!) it dry with a clean cloth right away, the stain may not have a chance to set. If blotting alone doesn't do the trick check out our Drytron Carpet Stain Removal Chart for more helpful carpet cleaning tips.
Match Your Vacuum to Your Needs
Choose your vacuum based on its functions rather than price tag. Have shedding pets, for example? Choose a vacuum with a hose and multiple attachments. Stairs? Go light, or find one with a removable stair-cleaning attachment. Choose substance over flashy.
Maintain Your Vacuum
Keep your vacuum clean. A dirty vacuum will give your carpet a compromised result. Empty the canister or bag frequently, check hoses for clogs, and change the filter when it starts to turn gray and clean the vacuum heads regularly.
Consider having your carpet professionally cleaned once or twice a year depending on the size of your household. Rental machines that require special solutions can leave dirt-attracting residue. Use a reputable professional service instead. Check out Drytron’s recommended cleaning interval guide here .
For more great tips visit www.drytron.com.au. Of course, if you need to get the carpet cleaning experts in to get your carpet, upholstery and rugs looking their best, simply give us a call in the Drytron Customer Care Centre on 13 12 50.
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When using any cleaning agent on your carpet test on a small, inconspicuous part first. This is to ensure the cleaning agent doesn’t discolor your carpet or have an unexpected reaction. Whilst general advice has been offered, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising from treatment proposed due to variances on the extent of the problem and steps taken previously to treat the problem which are out of our control. If general advice treatment fails call your Drytron Technician immediately. Drytron have access to industrial strength products and machines that the average consumer doesn't have lying around the house. Carpet is a big investment, and playing with some risky home remedies, solvent products and detergents can have unintended consequences. Simply put, some stains are better removed by carpet cleaning professionals.