Tuesday February 5, 2019
When it comes to carpeting, there have been many different styles and types over the years. But the yellow or orange shag carpeting that your parents or grandparents may have had during the seventies has fallen far out of favor.
Instead, many people today want a carpet that makes them feel like they are walking on air with a soft, cushiony feel. Unfortunately, newer fibers and textures also require new cleaning techniques.
Here’s the best way to handle cleaning a soft carpet:
One of the issues with cleaning a soft carpet is that your vacuum cleaner will do the same thing that your feet do when they touch the carpet—it will sink down into it. This means that your vacuum will have difficulty catching traction and getting out dirt or other stains.
Additionally, these types of carpets tend to include loose fibers that can easily clog up a vacuum cleaner. When this happens, you won’t get any airflow through the vacuum and it won’t get any suction.
Because of this problem, you may need to find a vacuum cleaner that is specifically made to clean soft carpets. Some manufacturers suggest that you should have a dual motor vacuum that allows you to operate the brush attachment separate from the main “suction” part of the vacuum. This allows both parts to operate individually and work together to get up all of the dirt and dust.
Ultimately, though, you want to make sure that your vacuum is gentle, or it can tear out the carpet strands and damage them. You should also vacuum the floors often so that dirt does not have an opportunity to accumulate and get ground in.
Soft carpeting is a wonderfully elegant feature for homes. When you come home after a hard day at work, you can kick off your shoes and walk around on a soft cloud instead of a hard floor. But to keep this carpet feeling soft for years, you have to take care of it with regular maintenance and the proper equipment.