Carpets and rugs are key elements in beautifying homes, offices, hotels and other commercial spaces. One can use carpets as a foundation point and play with different colour palettes, textures and patterns to create beautiful interiors. Carpets are a reflection of one’s personal choice and style.
BENEFITS OF CARPETS
- Carpets provide warmth and comfort
In cold weather, carpet retains warm air longer than other flooring types. In addition to keeping your home cozy in the winter, it also keeps electricity bills down. Carpets are comfortable to sit on, play, or work and lend your home a warm and hospitable feeling.
- Carpet Improves Indoor Air Quality
Carpets are low volatile organic compound (VOC)-emitting flooring choices available in the market today. They act as a passive air filter, trapping dust, pollen, and particles and keeping them away from the breathing zone. Studies have shown that people with asthma and allergy problems have seen fewer episodes after carpeting their interiors.
- Carpet Softens Slips and Falls
Carpets soften fall for toddlers, older people and even pets. Carpet reduces the occurrence of slips and falls, and minimizes injuries.
- Carpet Reduces Noise
Our homes are much more noisy than before, thanks to big screen TVs, speaker phones, computers, and music systems. Carpets absorb these sounds, making our lives easier. We can work, learn, and sleep better with noise reduction. Carpet also works as a sound barrier between floors and lessens sound transmission to rooms below.
- Carpets are environment friendly
Good quality carpets and rugs last for many decades and even after their glory days, they can be reused to make new carpet or are recycled into a variety of products
WHY SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR CARPETS
- Prolongs the life of carpet.
Regular carpet cleaning increases the life of carpets considerably.
- Protects indoor air quality.
Carpets trap airborne pollutants which must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain good indoor air quality.
- Makes carpets easier to maintain.
When carpets are cleaned on a regular basis, most dry soils can be easily removed just by vacuuming.
- Removes spots and stains.
Tough spots and stains should be removed timely which protects carpets from permanent damage.
- Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria, dust mites and bedbugs.
- A clean, well-maintained carpet enhances overall cleanliness of the space.
DIY CARPET CLEANING TIPS
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Things needed are a vacuum cleaner, a dust beater, mild dish soap, a sponge and a bristled brush. It is best advised to deep clean your carpet like a pro in an outdoor space for ample sunlight and fresh air.
Best way to clean carpet yourself is to first remove dust and food particles so you have a cleaner surface to work with. Use a vacuum cleaner on a high setting. If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, hang your carpet up in the balcony or yard and beat at it with a carpet beater.
Wondering how to wash carpets at home? Carpets with cotton or synthetic fibres can be washed easily at home. If your carpet is a non-washable type, do spot-cleaning with a sponge and dish soap. This will loosen up the tough stains and make them easier to remove. One can also clean heavily soiled carpets safely like this. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda is advised to do spot-cleaning, but first do a patch test.
Sunlight not only dries your carpet fully but also kills lingering microbes. Lay it flat out and keep on rotating it periodically so each part gets enough sun. This will prevent areas from fading unevenly.