Tips on Caring for Carpets and Rugs

Stains on a carpet can detract from the beauty of a room. Environments with small children in particular are prone to staining. Children often track mud into the house; they often spill food and drink as well as a host other items which can stain a carpet.


A vacuum cleaner is an essential carpet cleaning device. You should get into the habit of vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis; at least once per week in low traffic area and more frequently (even daily) in high traffic areas. Carpets trap dust and debris in their fibers which need to be cleaned. Vacuuming also helps to prevent the buildup of particles which may become greasy and stain the carpet, or cause the tearing of the fibers.

Cleaning stains

If something spills on the carpet it’s a good idea to clean it immediately while it’s still fresh as there are higher chances that it won’t cause a stain. Don’t rub on a stain as it may cause it to spread and further the damage. Determine what kind of stain it is then follow the procedure for removing that particular stain.

Prevention is better than cure

Many stains are caused by carelessness and neglect. You can set rules in your house in order to maintain the cleanness of your carpet. You can have rules like “no shoes on the carpet” or “no ironing in a room which has a carpet”. These rules will help to prevent your carpet from getting bad stains in the first place. It also makes the carpet cleaning process much simpler and quicker as it may accumulate less dirt and grit. It also means if you hire a professional service to clean your carpet they may charge you less, since many of them charge based on the condition of the carpet as well as the number of stains in the carpet, etc.

Professional cleaners

It’s a good practice to have your carpet cleaned professionally by Perth carpet cleaners at least once per year or after a major event such as a party which leaves your carpet heavily stained. Even if a carpet looks clean there may be some germs and harmful substances embedded in the threads; not to mention dust. Having it professionally cleaned ensures that you get rid of all these substances, which is beneficial for the health of you and your family. Take your time to find a good carpet cleaning service that you can trust to get the job done efficiently and effectively.