14 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How to Deep-Clean your Carpet in your Oakville Apartment

As the Spring sunlight floods your Oakville apartment it will show up any furnishings, such as rugs and carpets, that are looking the worse for wear. You may not want to splash out on new items but you can freshen up your floor coverings wonderfully by giving them a really thorough cleaning.

deep-clean your carpet in your oakville rental apartmentVacuuming is not enough to get a really dirty carpet looking good again. For best results you need to deep clean. You can either call in a professional Oakville carpet cleaner or do the job yourself. If you can afford it, employ an expert. Otherwise hire a cleaning machine from a local Oakville store.

There are several types of machine; for example: ‘steam’ cleaners, shampooers, bonnet cleaners, foam cleaners and dry cleaners. Steam cleaners tend to be the most popular. These machines spray and remove hot detergent solution while cleaning the carpet.

Take these steps when steam cleaning your carpet.

  1. Remove as much furniture from the room as you can. Put plastic sheet or polythene under legs and bases of the remaining furniture to prevent wood stains and rust (from metal objects) from bleeding onto the carpet.
  2. Test for colorfastness. Moisten a white cloth with the cleaning solution and rub it gently on a small (and inconspicuous) part of the carpet. If no color appears on the cloth, it should be safe to use the cleaning substance on the rest of the carpet.
  3. Vacuum your carpet thoroughly.
  4. Spot-clean and pre-treat stains before steam cleaning, using a commercial spot remover, or an ordinary household detergent (as long as it does not contain beach or lanolin) or a vinegar and water mixture.
  5. Use single strokes of the machine over the carpet surface. Do not apply heavy pressure and be careful not to over-wet the carpet.
  6. Circulate the air to speed up drying time. If possible, open a window.
  7. Try not to walk on carpets for at least 4 hours after cleaning. If possible leave them for 24 hours.

After all this work, the carpets in your Oakville apartment should look almost as good as new!

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