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Are you worried about the smell of your carpet?
Keeping your carpet clean is simple enough, but not everyone does enough. You’re putting yourself at risk for several health problems if you don’t keep things clean.
If all you’re doing is vacuuming every now and again, you aren’t doing enough. You won’t only end up with dirty carpet, but smelly carpets as well.
Follow the five tips below to keep better care of your carpet.
1. Take Off Your Shoes
Have you ever looked at the bottom of your shoes and looked at all the dirt on them? If you don’t require yourself and visitors to take their shoes off before they step on your carpet, you’re allowing more dirt than you need to into your home.
Keeping shoes off your carpet also increases your carpet’s lifespan. The treads on shoes are rough and wear down your carpet faster than usual.
2. Vacuum Regularly
If you’re only vacuuming every few months, you aren’t keeping your carpet clean enough. It’s easy for dirt to accumulate on your carpet, so you need to develop a regular cleaning schedule for it.
Try to find a few minutes several times a week to get your vacuuming done. When you do this, watch your speed. The faster run your vacuum across your carpet, the more dirt you miss.
Take things slowly, so you pick up as much dirt as possible.
3. Sprinkle Baking Soda Before Vacuuming
Before you start your vacuum cleaner, sprinkle baking soda across your carpet and let it sit for at least half an hour.
Baking soda is a deodorizer, so when you let it set on your carpet before vacuuming, you are helping your carpet stay fresh. Once you let it set, use your vacuum to clean your carpet.
4. Deep Clean Several Times Per Year
Vacuuming is good at getting a surface level clean, but it doesn’t always get everything that is deep in your carpet. A deep clean with a carpet cleaner will get rid of everything a standard cleaning can’t get rid of.
Either purchase or rent a carpet cleaner to get this done.
5. Hire a Professional
Not everyone may have the time to take care of their carpet. If this is you, then you can hire a carpet cleaning service to do the work for you.
You won’t only save time when hiring a professional, but you will also end up with a cleaner carpet. A professional knows all the tricks to get your carpet clean.
If you don’t want to spend the time to learn these, hire someone that already knows what to do.
Don’t Let Smelly Carpets Take Over Your Home
Keeping your home clean takes a lot of work. If you don’t do the work, then you could end up with smelly carpets in your home.
But when you follow the steps above, you can keep your carpet in good health.
Are you looking for more tips for taking care of your home? Head over to our blog to find more things you can try.