Easy Guide To Cleaning Carpets On Stairs
Putting carpets on stairs is very common not just because of the clean and elegant look. Increased safety is also a primary benefit of carpeting on stairs, as well as the carpet’s ability to keep the sound of foot traffic minimal. Carpets on stairs receive a lot of foot traffic, though, and it takes a lot of work to try to keep your stairs clean. Cleaning a carpeted staircase can be long and tedious.
Here’s how you can clean the stairs yourself in between professional carpet cleaning schedules:
- A rake is a great tool for getting rid of debris and loosening up dirt. Be sure to include the edges and corners. To make your cleaning thorough and methodical, begin at the top stair and continue cleaning downwards until you reach the last step.
- An alternative to using a rake is a handheld vacuum or a vacuum that has a brush or hose attachment, which can be used to suck up the surface dirt.
- If you’re planning to apply carpet shampoo, use a scrub brush to clean gently. Follow the cleaning product’s directions for use and spot clean on a discreet area first. Concentrate on areas that have been heavily soiled.
- As you shampoo the carpet, make sure that you follow it up with a dry/ wet vacuum so that all of the excess water will be removed. If a wet and dry vacuum is not available, an absorbent towel will do. Just make sure that each step is completely dry to stop mould and contaminants from living in your carpet and causing problems later on.
- Give the stairs at least half a day to become fully dry.
- Afterwards, vacuum the stairs again.
The carpeted stairs should be vacuumed every day or at least every other day especially if they get a lot of foot traffic so that dirt will not build up. This is to keep wear and tear from ruining your carpet. Although shampooing the carpet yourself is acceptable, it will never replace professional carpet cleaning, which is recommended by manufacturers to prolong the life of your carpet. When it’s time for your carpet to be cleaned or you need particularly difficult stains removed, contact Bond Cleaning Australia, the cleaning experts.
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