A carpet should be thoroughly shampooed at least twice per year.
If you decide to shampoo your carpet, it is very important to understand the correct cleaner to use. Household cleaners are bad for your carpet and cannot be easily extracted from the carpet fibers. Use of household cleaners on a carpet can actually cause the fibers to attract more dirt in the future.
The ideal cleaner is a carpet shampoo solution that is free of dyes and odorless.
If you have had a bad experience using soap on your carpet in the past, another cleaner to consider is vinegar. Vinegar is a natural deodorizer and cleanser. The vinegar is also known to fight tough stains. If you encounter a stain that the vinegar cannot remove, try adding a half cup of baking soda to the vinegar. This will create a stain removing paste that can work wonders.
For more information on carpet cleaning, please contact the Austin Carpet Cleaners of WOW Total Cleaning by calling 512-291-0048.