Carpet Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to taking care of your carpets, do you know what to do and what not to do? It can be tricky, especially if you are a new homeowner or recently renovated. These are some general rules to follow to help you get the best lifespan out of your carpet and to protect your wallet!

Here is a top list of what we suggest you DO to maintain your carpet:

  • Do Use the right methods
    The top cleaning methods include steaming, shampooing and dry cleaning. Using the wrong cleaning methods can cause just as much damage as not caring for your carpets at all!
  • Do Use the right products
    The top cleaning products are powdered detergent or shampoo. Research which products are best for your type of carpet.
  • Do Use a carpet protector
    Carpet protection will help protect your carpet from dirt, dust, and stains.
  • Do Use doormats
    By using a doormat at each entrance of your home, it will keep the dirt down inside the home.  Outside traffic is one of the biggest contributors to dirty carpets. Minimize that by having doormats for people to wipe their feet on.
  • Do Invest in a quality vacuum
    Owning a quality vacuum cleaner is necessary, but for it do a good job, you must make use of it. The general rule of thumb is to vacuum three times a week.
  • Do Invest in a quality carpet
    Most manufacturers suggest replacing your carpet after ten years, so it is going to be in your house for a long time!  It is a big investment and taking care of it is important.

Here is a top list of what we suggest you DO NOT do to maintain your carpet:

  • Do Not Vacuum over loose carpet
    It could make it worse! Gently cut it out of the carpet.
  • Do Not Leave the furniture in one place
    Instead, rearrange periodically so your carpet can breathe, homeowners suggest rearranging your furniture when the seasons change!
  • Do Not Let stains sit.
    Clean them up as soon as you see them with some good carpet cleaner or else it may be too late!
  • Do Not attempt to clean it yourself.
    Hire a professional about once a year to come out and give your carpets the pampering you both deserve!  It is always best to ask a professional when you have any questions about your carpets to see what you can do to improve them! 

Happy cleaning!



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At City Steam Cleaning we have over 20 years of experience, serving with the Wichita metro and surrounding areas. Over the years we have built an extensive track record of satisfied customers and never leave a job until you are happy. From routine cleaning and maintenance to complex challenges posed by ingrained stains and odors, our team is ready to help.

We’re proud to serve the local residential and commercial community and hope that we can add you to our ever-expanding list of happy customers.  Call us today to get a FREE no-obligation quote and find out why so many customers choose us for all of their carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning, odor and stain removal needs.

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