Carpet Cleaning Tips For Making Your Home Carpets Last

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As a homeowner, you know that carpets can be expensive to buy. The bigger the carpet you need, the more money you'll be spending on one. This is why it's so important that you do everything possible to extend the life of your current household carpets. Here are some tips from that can proven helpful for increasing the longevity of your carpets.

Crumbs and hair tend to be the hardest things that remove from carpet fibers. These materials are unique in the way they can get jammed into the fibers. Crumbs can dig their way deep to the bottom of the fibers. Hair fibers can get wrapped around the carpet fibers, making them extremely difficult to lift through the suction of the vacuum. A lint roller can help to solve these problems for a more effective solution to removing hair and crubs. The lint roller is sticky by nature which grabs onto the crumbs and hair fibers. As you roll it across the floor, you'll notice the little pieces that didn't get picked up by your vacuum. 

While the lint roller is effective at removing pet hair, it may not be them most cost-effective method it you have a pet that sheds regularly. Instead, you should invest your money in a squeegee. This can be used time and time again across the surface of your carpet to get rid of the pet hair. The trick is to wet the squeegee like you would to clean the windows of your car. Then, simply run it across your carpet. This will allow the pet hairs to get stuck to the squeegee.

Stains are a big problem when it comes to the longevity of your carpets. If you don't get the stains out, it can drastically reduce the appearance of your rugs. A few tips for stains include, blot don't rub, work from the outside of the stain in to avoid stretching, and apply steam from an iron to lift the stains. For the ironing method, you want to use a light cloth or t-shirt over the stain. Simply soak it in a solution of vinegar and water. Then, put the iron over the cloth material and let it magically pull up the stain from your carpet fibers.