7 tips to keep your carpet clean!

by Kyle - July 8, 2016

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These are a few steps you can take to keep your carpets clean, but let’s face it, sometimes we forget!

Thankfully there are companies like Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Franklin, that offer an array of specialty services to get your carpet back to 100%. Being an eco-friendly cleaning service we think it’s awesome that this company only uses products that are safe for your family and pets.

What’s the difference between steam cleaning and Chem-Dry?

It can be hard to identify the difference between all these different ways of carpet cleaning, but here are a few distinct differences that set Chem-Dry apart from traditional steam cleaners.

Chem-Dry (Hot Carbonation)
Carbonating, active cleaning solution
Neutral pH cleaning solution
Resists resoiling
Low water quantity
Low pressure application
Short drying time
Green solutions and cleaning method

The biggest advantage here is “short drying time”. How many times have you had your carpets cleaned and your carpets are wet for hours, or even days? Nobody likes having to stay off the carpet just because they had it cleaned. That is why I love using Chem-Dry, I come home and my carpets are clean, and don’t smell like a wet dog!

Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction)
Flat, inactive cleaning solution
High pH cleaning solution
Encourages resoiling
High water quantity
High pressure application
Long drying times
Harsh chemicals, excessive water

You can see there are a few negatives with steam cleaning, however it is still better than never getting your carpet cleaned. Some steam cleaners are better and do not leave your carpets wet for days, but it does still take a lot longer to dry.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Carpet Cleaning Tips

How often should I get my carpets cleaned?

You need to get your carpet professionally cleaned every 12-18 months in order to keep your factory warranty valid, in most cases anyways. Whether this is the case or not, it’s still a good idea! You would be surprised at the amount of dirt that can get down in your carpet throughout an entire year.

How often should I vacuum?

It is a smart idea to vacuum once per week. Make sure to set your vacuum to the proper setting, to avoid possible damage. “The vacuum should barely want to move forward”.

How often should I move my furniture? 

I like to move my furniture a few inches every time I vacuum, which is about once every two weeks or so! This is to protect your carpet from getting marks, caused by leaving your furniture in the exact same spot for an extended period of time.

What if I need a specialty service? 

If you have special needs such as oriental rugs, drapes, tile/grout, or pet stain removal. I would highly recommend a carpet cleaning service like Chem-Dry in Franklin. (Check out some of the service they offer here, I know all you pet owners could use a pet stain removal cleaning)

So yeah, that pretty much sums it up for these 7 tips to keep your carpets clean. The hard part is going to be getting the kids to take the shoes off at the door!