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How to clean a carpet

Speed Queen is the world’s number 1 industrial laundry. In this article, you will find out the main ways of washing a carpet.

Vacuum the carpet before the in-depth cleaning

In spite of your efforts to keep carpets clean, this lovely, decorative element that beautifies your home is prone to minor accidents: bread crumbs, footprints, wine stains, etc. To keep your carpet looking new, regular maintenance is required. Regularly vacuuming your carpet means you can reduce the need for in-depth cleaning.

Vacuuming is a must to get rid of dust and untangle fibers before using any cleansing products.

Cleaning carpets with a steam cleaner

Steam cleaners are very effective way of cleaning all kinds of surfaces. They make it easy to clean carpets, eliminating mites and any residues wedged in the fibers. But you need to know how to do this properly so as not to damage the fibers and discolor the carpet. Make sure that it is not too wet so as to avoid excess moisture. Pour only a little water into the unit to allow the carpet to dry quickly. In order to protect the quality and texture of your carpet, choose a cleaning solution with a pH lower than 10.

Cleaning a carpet with white vinegar

White vinegar has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making it ideal for washing carpets. To remove or clean stains, just take a clean rag soaked in white vinegar, then rub the surface to be cleaned. Wait for 15 minutes, then rub the carpet with a brush, sprinkled with a mixture of water and washing-up liquid. Rinse with clean water and then wipe before leaving it to dry in the open air.

Pitfalls to watch for when cleaning a carpet

Avoid major mistakes that could irreversibly damage your carpet. Avoid whitening products such as bleach which could quickly discolor your carpet. Before using any product, remember always to test it first on a small area to be sure it will not damage the carpet. Lastly, rather than soaking the carpet, it is better to use a well wrung out sponge.

For a professional-quality wash, use one of our laundromats: Speed Queen machines are built using the same materials as the professional washing machines you find in industrial laundries and luxury hotels.

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