Will your home play host to this year’s festive merriments? Will family and friends tour through your home as they enjoy the holiday revels? You can ensure they arrive at a bright, fresh-smelling home with a few carpet cleaning tips from the Wellington flooring experts at Robert Inwood Flooring…
Open your home and let the fresh air in
While vacuuming your Wellington carpets in preparation for party guests, be sure to keep as many windows and doors open as possible. This will create some much-needed ventilation while allowing fresh air to circulate throughout your home. It will also ensure that the dust clouds that form when the vacuum disturbs your carpet are ushered away from your interior, leaving your Wellington floors appearing and smelling fresh and new.
Bring on the baking soda
Baking soda is like pixie dust for the carpet that has seen better days. If your carpet has suffered a hard year, treat it to a little baking soda solution which can be concentrated on stains to lessen their appearance: sprinkle your carpets with baking soda before you vacuum, leave the powder on the carpets for a day (perhaps start in the morning before heading off to work) and then vacuum the powder up at the end of the day.
Carpet powder also does the trick, though it can be a little costly. It usually features additional scents and chemicals to improve the overall impression of even the most cheap Wellington carpets.
When the wear and tear won’t budge
If you find that, no matter how many tricks you try, your carpet just can’t seem to look as good as it used to, it might be time to bite the bullet and invest in a fresh Wellington carpet installation. You’ll know it’s time to call upon the Wellington carpet installation experts when:
- Patches of your carpet are worn through
- There are enough stains to distract you from the overall colour and appearance of the carpet
- The carpet has lost its lustre
- The carpet has lost its fluffiness
- The carpet is shiny and thin in areas (especially the hallway and doorways)
- The carpet has a bad smell
- The carpet is faded by windows and glass doors
- The carpet doesn’t look better after a vacuuming session
For all these cases, we would encourage you to seek the help of our Wellington flooring installation experts who can arrange for a cheap Wellington carpet replacement in time for Christmas!