1. Use area rugs
Cleaning an area rug is easier than cleaning a whole installed carpet. Runners are an alternative option depending on the type of risk that your carpet may face in a determined area. Think, for example on where pets, kids, spills and other sources of contamination may be present.
2. Take off your shoes
Shoes coming from the outside cause a big impact on your carpets, especially in winter weather and messy areas. You can decide to ban shoes from the house permanently or select some areas or times to impose the no shoes allowed measure. Covid-19 and other viruses can survive on surfaces for long times, making the decision worth taking.
3. Baking Soda and Vinegar
To remove stains you can combine vinegar and baking soda with 3 cups of water in a spray bottle. Then spray the mix in the set in stain and make sure it gets soaked in it. Let it sit for 20 minutes before you proceed to clean with a wet clean microfiber cloth. You can also mix the baking soda and vinegar directly on the stain and let it bubble and soak for 20 minutes.
4. Have a steam cleaning schedule
The best way to make sure you are doing things right is to set a steam cleaning schedule and stick to it. In this way you can be sure that things are in control. You can buy your own steam cleaner or rent it at a hardware store.
Steam cleaning does a deeper job than just vacuuming and you will only need to do it every two or three months.
5. Have a professional Carpet cleaning service
Even following these tips, you will eventually need a professional carpet cleaning service. Steam cleaners available to regular consumers won’t offer the same level of deep cleaning a professional will get. Experts will have the time, the effort, the tools and the products needed.