Carpets and rugs come in different styles, patterns and colors and cover small and big areas. They could be made of synthetic or natural fibers to suit different tastes. But carpets are not as easy to clean as tile and hardwood floors.
Dust and dirt can be easily seen on tile and hardwood. You can sweep away the dust or use a wet cloth or mop to wipe the floors. You can spray a disinfectant on the floors to keep them germs free but unfortunately these options are not available for carpets or rugs.
You can’t really (wash) a glued carpet and washing an area rug could turn into a nightmare. You will have to deal with color bleeding, fading, discoloration, fibers damage and the eternal wait for your carpets and rugs to dry. However, you can’t ignore cleaning your carpet on a regular basis. Dust and dirt particles tend to sink into the deep fibers of your carpets making them the perfect home for dust mites and other nasty allergens. This is why you should follow a carpet cleaning routine if you want to keep your carpets and rugs clean, fresh and looking as good as new:
Vacuuming is not something that you should take lightly. Vacuum your carpets at least 3 times a week. This will ensure that you suck up most of the dust and dirt you bring in stuck to the bottom of your shoes. Ignoring to do so will let this dirt sink in deeper into the base of the carpet every time you step on it. In addition to that, these particles cause an abrasive action that will damage the fibers of your carpets on the long run.
Deal with liquid spills as quickly as you can. Dry the spill before you try to clean it. Use a clean cloth to dry the stain and don’t rub it as this will help it to sink in deeper into the carpet fibers.
Don’t go crazy with cleaning detergents and chemicals. Some of them might actually harm your carpets and make them lose their colors. Always try them first on a hidden area to make sure that they won’t damage your precious carpets.