When it comes to having your area rugs cleaned, don’t settle for anything less than a professional rug cleaning. Sure, it may be tempting to clean your area rug yourself, but that plan could backfire. Why? Because area rugs require a gentle but effective approach to cleaning. VICTORIA CARPET CARE is a professional rug cleaner with trained technicians who know how to handle the delicate fibres in your rug.
The Best Way to Care For Your Carpet and Rug is Vacuuming!
The best way to reduce dirt accumulation and prolong the life of your carpet is to vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! Most dirt, even dust, is in the form of hard particles. When left in the carpet, these gritty, sharp particles abrade the pile as effectively as sandpaper.
How Often Should I Vacuum?
Regular vacuuming is the most important cleaning activity for your carpet. About 80% of dirt that enters the home is dry. That is why a good practice is to regularly vacuum the areas that receive the most traffic, such as hallways, stairs, exterior entryways, and paths in the home where there is constant wear. Vacuum the entire carpeted area at least once a week. That depends on the amount of foot traffic and household soil to which your carpet is exposed. More use means more frequent vacuuming. Victoria Carpet Care recommends a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush or “brush/beater bar” to agitate the pile and mechanically loosen soil particles. The exception to this is for shag styled products with longer yarns which might tend to wrap around a rotating brush. For these styles we recommend a suction-only vacuum.
Also, be aware that some vacuums have overly aggressive action which may damage the surface of your carpet. An inexpensive, less efficient vacuum can remove surface dirt but will not effectively remove the hidden particles embedded in the pile.
Victoria Carpet Care is happy to provide both Residential and Business Carpet, Upholstery and Area Rug Cleaning Services to all of Greater Victoria, Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Saanich, View Royal, Esquimalt and Oak Bay.
Call VICTORIA CARPET CARE today for a FREE Cleaning Evaluation 250-474-7777