How often carpet cleaning services should be hired?

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At home or at work carpets are constantly bombarded with all sorts of dirt such as soil, grit and oily residue which can cause wear, reducing a carpets life. Professional carpet cleaning services won't protect your carpets from all those threats but when done regularly it can increase the carpet's life considerably.

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That leads us to the question: How often carpet cleaning services should be hired? A precise answer to that question will depend on a series of factors such as the location of the carpet, the type of environment it is in (shops, houses, factory offices, etc), type of dirt it collects, carpet's material and a few other factors. Lets consider first household carpets. Depending on the carpet's material it is advisable to hire professional carpet cleaners to do the job. Vegetable-based fibres like cotton and sisal need special care to make them look good at all times. At home simple procedures like removing outdoor shoes on the entrance, regular vacuuming and instant stain removal are the most effective ways of making carpets clean. But tougher stains such as red wine and blood might require the professional expertises of a carpet cleaning company. Bonus Tip To remove signage marks of accidental cigarette burns in a woollen carpet rub the area with a coin. For businesses carpet cleaning this gets a little more complicated. You can’t ask your clients and prospects to remove their shoes when they walk into your business. So regular carpet cleaning must be scheduled. Professional carpet cleaning services goes beyond vacuuming as they can remove tough stains such as heavy soiling, oily residues and other chemical spills. The cleaning frequency will depend on the type of business the carpets are in. For instance carpets in offices are less likely to get dirty as opposed to carpets located in factory offices, specially in the production area where workers come and go with their feet dirty with residues from the production area. For downtown carpet offices scheduling a cleaning service twice a month should be more than enough to keep them clean but for factory offices and other businesses it is advisable to do it on a weekly basis. How often to require carpet cleaning services? Share your experience with others in our comments section.
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Carpet Cleaning Tips: Removing Stains

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Be it a home or an office, keeping carpets clean is by far the hardest cleaning task, no matter who you ask, your house cleaner or office cleaning company, I'm sure they will agree with me. All carpets require a periodic carpet cleaning scheme, be it a residence or an office, bacteria, soil and grit are the major causes of wear and tear and this will reduce the carpet's life.

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For offices and other workplaces, a regular carpet cleaning program will increase the carpet's life, but without a doubt carpet's biggest enemies are stains, here are a few tips to remove them without damaging your carpet. Beer Stains Not very common in a workspace, but whoever hasn't spilled beer on a carpet can throw the first can! Mop up the stain with a paper towel and sponge with warm water or soda water. Wine Stains You probably have heard this one before, to remove red wine stains simply pour white wine over fresh red wine stains or squirt with soda water. For white wine simply squirt with soda water. Chewing Gum Stains No doubt the most feared of all carpet stains, do it wrong and you damaged your carpet for good. So get a blunt knife and scrape up as much as you can, if the gum is still sticky place ice in a plastic bag around the gum to harden it and keep scrapping as much as possible. Apply carpet shampoo to the area and clean, wait until it's dried them vacuum it off. Coffee Stains Very common both in an office or at home, blot with kitchen towel or similar, sponge with soda water, blot dry and repeat until the stain has gone. Ink Stains Another great enemy of carpets. Removing ink stains will depend on the type of ink. For ballpoint ink stains dry it up as quickly as possible. Dab with menthylated spirits or use a stain remover. Fountain pen ink stains need to be diluted with soda water then mop up as much as possible. Make a hot solution of soapflakes and apply on the stain and leave it for 15 minutes then blot. Repeat the process until the stain disappears. Fat, Oil, Grease or Candle Stains Lay blotting paper or brown paper over the stain, place a cloth over the paper and apply a medium iron to draw the grease into the paper. You may need to follow this up with a good quality carpet shampoo. If the grease has penetrated into the pile, the stain may reappear weeks later as it seeps upwards, requiring further treatment. Tar Stains Another nasty carpet stain that if incorrectly removed can damage the carpet for good. First, scrape the excess tar off, make a solution of equal parts of glycerine and water, apply and leave it for an hour then rinse it with water. Again repeat the process till the stain in completely gone. There are other types of carpet stains, but to cover them all would turn this post into a book! If you have a better technique to remove the above carpet stains, or would like to share another carpet stain removing tip, please don’t hesitate to share them with us and our readers.