Well, that new carpet is looking fine! But wait for it to be stained and dirty in only a few weeks… or not? It all depends on you and how you are going to maintain its condition and prevent issues like permanent stains, a lot of dirt and dust accumulated, allergens and bacteria build-ups and more. We have gathered a few helpful, effective and yet very easy-to-follow carpet cleaning tips and tricks. Be sure to follow our blog page for regular updates and professional advice on more upholstery cleaning, rug and curtain cleaning projects.

First things first, you get to know each other with your new carpet. One of the main things you have to do in order to make sure your carpet is maintained properly is investing into a good quality vacuum cleaner to help you defend your carpet against getting very dirty and dulling. There are many high-quality vacuum machines on the market and you can find the best one for your situation, but make sure you choose a vacuum that is designed for carpets, or have a specially designed attachment for carpet, to make sure you are taking all the stubborn dust and dirt that is hiding deep down the fibers of the carpet.

It is also a smart idea to invest in a good doormat to prevent dirt and debris entering your house and ruining your carper on the soles of the shoes. It is even better if you grow the habit of not wearing shoes inside the house. No matter how well you take care of your carpet, there is always a party at home coming up and ruining it. Or not, it all depends on you! An indoor party can really leave your new carpet looking like it has just survived a war, but you can prevent a number of issues if you plan ahead and if you react quickly when accidents happen.

Before your guests arrive, be sure to soak a cotton ball with your favourite essential oil (citrus ones like orange and tangerine are a good option) or grab a dryer sheet and place it in the bag or the drum of your vacuum. Run it around the house to release the fresh and pleasant scent and deodorise your carpet to impress your guests. When hosting a party you have to get along with the fact that accidents and spills happen and you don’t have to worry too much and ruin your whole party mood. Be sure to tackle the problem areas immediately and work the spills and stain from the outside in direction inside to prevent the stain spreading around. Gently dab and blot, never rub intensively, otherwise, you risk the stain getting permanent.

Your carpet needs regular attention and care, no matter its age and condition. Run the vacuum over it at least twice a week for a fresh and clean look and do it more often for high traffic areas. Clip snags with scissors and smooth over with your hand. Dents can be an issue with your carpet too, but you can make them disappear with the help of a damp rack and blow dryer. If you want to neutralise a nasty smell, then sprinkle your carpet with baking soda and leave it overnight, then vacuum the next morning.