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When you know exactly what you want in a home, finding that home can be very hard. If you want a home that is a single level with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms of a certain size, it can be nearly impossible to weed through all of the available listings to find that one house that meets your criteria. So how can you make a difficult search a little easier? Our blog will provide you with tips and advice that will help you narrow down your long list of options and find the one home on the market that will meet your needs exactly.

4 Carpet Cleaning Secrets

Ever wonder how professional carpet cleaners are able to make your carpets look so clean? Many people with carpeting in their home become frustrated because they cannot keep their carpets clean and have to hire professional carpet cleaners on a consistent basis. In order to keep your carpets cleaner, here are four carpet cleaning secrets professionals use to keep the carpeting in pristine condition for a long period of time.

Blot Stains 

When something spills on the carpet, such as juice, wine, coffee, or some other staining liquid, many people will rush to scrub the area with a towel until it appears that most of the liquid has been wiped up. However, this often leaves a ready stain behind once the area is dry. This is because when you scrub the area, you are actually helping the stain set into the carpeting. The liquid will seep into the carpet fibers making it appear that it has disappeared, but in reality, it is setting in place. Instead of scrubbing at the area, you should blot it with a towel to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. 

Don't Clean Pet Stains With Chemical Products

Instead of purchasing products that contain harsh chemicals to clean up pet accidents, you should be using organic cleaners. When you use chemicals to clean up the stains, these chemicals tend to stick to the surface of the carpet and attract a great deal of dirt. Once the dirt has attracted to the area, it is difficult to remove once it has set in.

Vacuum at Least Once a Week

Vacuuming regularly is the key to keeping stains at bay. This is because when you let dirt sit on the surface of the carpet, it eventually seeps into the carpet fibers, leaving those stains. The more you vacuum, the less often you are going to have to hire professionals to deep clean the carpets. Be sure that you are also using a vacuum that is clean. This means removing the dirt in the bag every time you are done vacuuming and making sure the bottom of the vacuum is free from dirt as well. A dirty vacuum that is dragged around the house can actually make the problem worse.

Continue to Hire Professionals

In addition to using the steps above, hiring carpet cleaning professionals to deep clean the carpeting at least once a year is going to help keep the carpeting in the best possible condition. You shouldn't have to hire professionals more often than this. However, if you have children and pets, you may need to hire professionals twice a year instead.

When you consider these four carpet cleaning secrets, you can keep your carpeting in the best condition, which is going to help it last longer and ensure that you are living in a clean and allergy-free home.