The carpets on our homes take a lot of abuse when it comes to daily traffic walking on them. They get dirty and need a good deep cleaning just like all things that see a lot of use in the everyday. How to get them clean again? This may seem like a daunting task, but by narrowing it down to a short list of easy to follow steps, cleaning your home carpets can become an easy enough chore to get through in a day or less depending on how big of an area there is to cover. Whether you choose to do it weekly or monthly or a couple times a year your home will be cleaner and healthier for the effort.
Carpet cleaners can be bought with varying price ranges and capabilities, or rented from home appliance or tool rental companies. You may need to call around a bit to find one available and in your price range to reserve. Pick it up before you began your carpet cleaning day.
First, pick up everything that has gotten tossed, set and left down on the floor so there is nothing you have to work around. This includes pieces of string, yarn and large bits of debris that has gotten tracked about.
Second, give your carpet a good vacuuming to pull as much of the loose dirt out of the fibers as you can. You may even go over the floors a second and possibly a third time with an empty vacuum each time to make sure you have gotten everything possible that is loose enough to get out.
Now you are almost ready to do the actual cleaning. Try to make sure you have a nice block of time where you can just focus on the job at hand and keep the cleaner moving.
Fill the cleaner reservoir with hot water and cleaning agent according to the instructions. Now pick a spot to start and the pattern you wish to follow and start cleaning. The water recycles through the carpet cleaner and you will very quickly be able to tell how often the water will need to be changed out. You may decide to go over the whole area and then change the water, or change it every few feet or so. Clean water will get the carpets cleaner so it is worth the trouble of changing out fairly frequently.