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5 Tips for general carpet care

4th March 2019
5 Tips for general carpet care

There are plenty of ways that you can care for your carpets, from vacuuming to cleaning stains, as our professional carpet cleaning experts explain.

Most of the dirt and damage that you carpet picks up is avoidable. Whether you’re walking more mud round the house than you realise or you’re leaving your carpets open to UV damage, there are certain methods you can use to keep your carpets in better condition for longer.

Invest in doormats

Doormats are not just decorative! If you’re a homeowner, ask your guests to use the doormat, or better still, take their shoes off. Not only will it save your carpet from picking up quite so much dirt, it will set a precedent for everyone who lives in the house to treat the carpet with care.

Avoid sunlight exposure

Most materials fade when exposed to UV light over a long period of time. Your carpet is no different, and as with any other material, it needs protection from sunlight. Make sure that on especially sunny days, you keep the curtains or blinds at least partially closed to shade the carpet from glare; net curtains can be a good investment too.

Vacuum slowly

A lot of homeowners rush their chores, and understandably so. However, when it comes to vacuuming, doing it too quickly means that you’re less likely to pick up dirt. It’s better to spend a little longer making sure you do the job properly, so take your time and you may notice far better results immediately.  

Professionally clean your carpets regularly

Nothing cleanses your carpet like a professional carpet clean. Having a carpet cleaned by a pro once every few weeks is the best way to pick up all the dirt not just on the surface, but sunken deep into the fibres. Professional cleaning can also help your health in general; getting rid of the dust in the carpets means that you can reduce allergens around the house.

Deal with stains immediately

It’s tempting to do the washing up before you deal with the Bolognese that you’ve just spilled on the carpet, but stains should always take priority! The sooner you deal with stains, the less time they have to sink into the carpet. Keep kitchen roll or cleaning solution nearby in case of spillages.


For a professional carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning service that work around your schedule, contact No1 Carpet Cleaning today. We are the largest carpet cleaning franchise in the UK and have built our reputation by delivering outstanding results.

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