If you're looking to install a carpet in your home, or purchase a nice area rug, then it is a good time to get acquainted with the different types of carpet fibers. Not all carpets are alike. It doesn't matter if your looking for a small area rug, or wall-to-wall carpet, it is important to make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each fiber. Some fibers are easier to clean than others and also are more appropriate to different areas in your home.
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, you have two basic choices: clean them yourself with a carpet shampooer, or hire a professional. Because the equipment is not generally as good, home carpet shampooing doesn't usually measure up to a professional cleaning. However, it can result in a cleaner, fresher carpet as long as you know how to avoid these pitfalls:
Danger 1: The carpet takes too long to dry and becomes moldy.
In some families, it is customary for a wife to get a present when she gives birth to a child. The present is often referred to as a "push present." If you are looking for a great push present to give to your wife, consider getting your home cleaned from top to bottom while she is in the hospital giving birth. In the last days of pregnancy, it can be difficult for a pregnant woman to do anything.
There's typically only one place you want to have nail polish: on your nails. Sometimes in spite of your best efforts, it ends up on the carpet. You don't have to be doomed to a lifetime of glittery blue accents beneath your coffee table or a bright pink streak across the entryway. Follow these steps to remove the offending pigment from your carpet.
Scoop up as much as you can.
Most homes have a mixture of carpeted and non-carpeted floors throughout that pose a challenge when it comes to cleaning. But a mixture of carpet and hardwood floors can pose an additional challenge since the wood requires more attention then easily mopped linoleum.
But there's a secret weapon that can clean all of your floors – a dual-purpose floor cleaner that contains fluids appropriate for each type of floor. A gentle cleaner won't damage the varnish on your hardwood while a more advanced cleaner scrubs deep into carpets for a comprehensive clean.