Deep-pile carpets are not only beautiful but also have a soft and warm feel for maximum feet comfort. However, cleaning these carpets is not always a breeze and that’s why some people are hesitant of having these carpets in their homes or offices. Some throw away their deep pile carpets after a short period of using them, thanks to poor maintenance which makes the floor covering look messy and older than it should be.
High pile carpets are more difficult to clean than their low-pile counterparts because their fibers are longer. Therefore, these carpets attract and trap more dust and dirt.
Do you want to extend the lifespan of your deep pile carpet and maintain its integrity? We’ve heard you say “yes.” Spare a few minutes of your time to read the following tips we’ve compiled to help you clean your carpet the right way for it to remain in good shape.
- On the spot cleaning
If you don’t want to struggle to remove stubborn dirt and stains from the carpet, then make it your habit to clean any spillage on it as soon as it gets into contact with it. Don’t wait to clean up later or wait for somebody to do it later. Once you spill something, be it solid food or drink, on the floor cover clean it immediately and thoroughly.
Have a clean towel within easy reach. In case, gravy food or drink spills on the carpet, take the towel and press it down against the affected carpet area to absorb the moisture of the contaminant. By doing so, you’ll be able to contain the spill without making it spread further or stick to the carpet.
Once you are done with containing the spill, spray the spill spot on the carpet with a solution of liquid soap and water. Then wash off the solution using water and leave the area to dry. In case you are dealing with a colored spill, spray some vinegar on the area and rub it gently and carefully to avoid leaving damages on the carpet.
- Clean regularly
Due to their vulnerability to dirt and cleaning difficulty, high pile carpets require regular cleaning for them to stay in good shape. if your high-pile carpet is placed in a high-traffic area like a restaurant or a busy office, ensure that it is vacuumed on a daily basis. If it is in your home’s living room, weekly vacuuming will go a long way to maintain its beauty and neatness. Monthly vacuuming makes sense for a carpet placed in a low traffic place such as home bedrooms.
- Use the right vacuum cleaner
Vacuuming is very important for a deep-pile carpet but you should do it using just any vacuum cleaner that comes your way if you don’t want to damage or pull out its fibers. There are particular vacuum cleaners that are specifically designed to clean such carpets.
- Vacuum correctly
Before you start to vacuum, flip over the carpet so that it rests on the floor on its underside. While the carpet is in this position, vacuum the underside by moving the head of the cleaner away from you. If the carpet is moving and the movements are making it difficult for you to vacuum properly, stand on one of the edges of the carpet to keep it in place while vacuuming. This vacuuming helps to loosen the dust, dirt, or debris trapped deep in the carpet.
When you are done with vacuuming of the underside of the carpet, roll it or move it to a clean area and vacuum the floor section it was lying on when you were vacuuming. Then, turn the carpet to its usual way and vacuum it thoroughly, suctioning out the all dust, dirt, and debris the cleaner can remove. Initially, set the vacuum cleaner to the highest pile setting.
If you find it extremely easy to push across the carpet, adjust the cleaner’s setting down until you feel it has some resistance. Ideally, when the cleaner is in the appropriate setting, it ought to engage with the carpet fibers and you should see its brush strokes appearing on the carpet pile.
Ensure that you make multiple passes on the carpet to using the cleaner dislodge and suck all the dirt and grits that are embedded on it. As you make these passes,
- You can use baking soda as a cleaning agent
Instead of using commercial carpet cleaning detergents, you can opt to use baking soda. Besides being a pocket-friendly option, it is also an effective natural carpet cleaner and adds a sparkling look to a carpet’s pile. Apply some reasonable amount of baking soda on your carpet and work it in using a stiff brush.
Ensure that you rub it in different directions and exert a reasonable amount of pressure in order to saturate the carpet comprehensively. Leave the baking soda to sit for about 12 hours and then vacuum it up. Your carpet will look more glossy and clean.
- Regular steaming
Despite regular vacuuming, you might still find your carpet not completely clean. This is because the cleaning method is not always comprehensive. That’s where the steam comes in handy. Steam loosens the deeply embedded dirt and grease that simple cleaning methods can’t remove from the deepest parts of the pile. Besides, steaming exterminates bacteria that can result in bad odors.
You can either use a carpet steamer or a steam mop featuring a carpet attachment for the work. However, even if you have your own steaming equipment, you can consider hiring a carpet cleaning expert after two to three years for deep steam cleaning.
- You may need professional help
Vacuuming a deep-pile carpet is thoroughly quite a tedious and laborious task, especially if you are not used to it. if you can afford, you’d rather hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpet instead of doing it by yourself. The expert will know the products that will work best on the carpet and has an efficient and powerful cleaner that will help to get the job done sooner than you expect.
Keep your deep-pile carpet clean and beautiful and extend its lifespan by applying these cleaning tips.