Carpet maintenance skills
There are three main ways of daily maintenance of carpets: daily vacuuming, daily decontamination and professional cleaning.
1. Daily vacuuming:
Vacuuming is the most basic maintenance work for carpets, which is usually carried out every day or 1-2 times a week, which can effectively prevent the accumulation of dust mites. Generally, a vacuum cleaner with a special cleaning brush for carpets is used to vacuum each part twice. The first time is to suck against the pile direction, and the dust is more thorough; the second time is to suck in the direction of pile to restore the original pile guide. Avoid pile disorder and cause color difference of carpet. And it should be noted that no matter how many times you suck, the last time must be sucked along the direction of the hair.
2. Professional cleaning:
There are two types of dry cleaning and wet cleaning, which are carried out once every six months to a year. To be sent to a professional cleaning shop. Because these two methods are only suitable for professionals who have received good vocational training. Therefore, there are many professional organizations for carpet cleaning on the market. Usually, there will be professionals on-site for a call.
But one thing to note is that dry cleaning is a surface cleaning, which can effectively restore the surface of the carpet, but it does not remove the dirt hidden in the carpet. If you want to completely remove it, you must perform a wet cleaning. Generally, when the oil stains and other sticky substances of the carpet are obviously accumulated, and the accumulation of dust and dirt has affected the color of the carpet and the resilience of the carpet pile, dry cleaning is not possible, choose wet cleaning.
Of course, there is another way, that is, washing in the washing machine. Although smaller cotton blankets can be washed directly in the washing machine, it is generally not recommended. It will damage the carpet and the washing machine.
3. Daily decontamination:
Stain removal: If the carpet is stained with juice, milk, etc., it must be cleaned up immediately. If the stain is not strong, you can dilute the stain with warm water first, and take a damp white towel or absorbent cloth to absorb the excess water until the stain It is absorbed clean, remember not to rub repeatedly. If the stain is stubborn, you can spray the carpet-specific cleaner or soap on the stained area, then gently brush with a brush, and then rinse with clean water.
Removal of floating hair: The carpet is a wool textile, and after the subsequent shearing process, it is normal for a small amount of floating hair and shearing hair to appear when the new carpet is used. Therefore, the new carpet should be vacuumed twice a day, morning and evening, one month The post-floating hair phenomenon can be eliminated, or the rubber material that is naturally sticky hair can be used to stick all the floating hair and lint away.
Dehumidification: If the carpet is wet, you should quickly dry it with a hair dryer, or choose a well-ventilated and well-lit location, and let it dry thoroughly. Always remember to open more windows for ventilation. Damp carpets are prone to produce more bacteria.
In addition to mites: often air dry. In particular, pure wool carpets need to be placed in the sun for a while after a while, and the carpets must be turned over to dry, hung on a rope and beat with a thin stick to remove as much dust as possible. You can also buy some disinfectants yourself to remove mites manually.
Removal of foreign objects: Some light materials such as fluff and paper scraps falling on the carpet can be solved with a vacuum cleaner; if you accidentally break a glass on the carpet, you can use a wider tape to stick the broken glass; if the broken glass is It is powdery and can be made up with cotton dipped in water and then sucked up with a vacuum cleaner.
Descorching marks: If the carpet is accidentally dropped with soot and burnt, if it is not serious, you can use a stiff brush or nickel coin to brush off the burned part; if the burnt marks are more serious, press on it with a book and wait until it is dry After that, we will sort out.
Dust removal: Salt can absorb dust. When cleaning the carpet, you can sprinkle some salt first, which has the function of suppressing dust. Soak the broom in soapy water and sweep the carpet, keep the broom moist, then sprinkle with fine salt, then sweep with the broom, and finally wipe it with a dry cloth.
To remove pet odor: Add 4 cups of vinegar to 4 warm water, soak it with a towel and wring it dry and wipe it. After wiping, place it in a ventilated place to air dry. Vinegar can not only eliminate pet odors, but also prevent discoloration or fading of carpets. In addition, soda water also has a deodorizing function.
To remove the chewing gum: To remove the chewing gum adhering to the carpet, first use a plastic bag to pack ice cubes on top of the chewing gum, let the chewing gum solidify, and then press the test with your hands. When the chewing gum is completely hardened, use a brush or toothbrush to remove it. After removing it, clean it thoroughly with a brush.
Note: Do not use chemical diluents arbitrarily when cleaning, because this will damage the carpet instead.