Eight Steps to Properly Cleaned Carpets

Here at Rainier Chem-Dry, we think that keeping your carpets clean is like working out: Once you embrace a routine, you’ll start to see great results – and you’ll feel better about yourself and your Tacoma home.

A carpet cleaning routine starts with proper technique. Understanding the right way to clean your carpet – and knowing which products to use – will help you do the job right the first time. Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be off to a great start:

  1. Make sure your vacuum is CRI-approved, meaning that it cleans, and uses energy, efficiently.
  2. Vacuum at the right frequency: weekly in light traffic areas, twice weekly in areas with medium traffic, and daily in high traffic areas.
  3. Slowly and steadily vacuum your carpet in two directions; this will help to ensure that loose dirt and soils are brushed up and thoroughly vacuumed out.
  4. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that will not damage the carpet or cause it to re-soil more quickly. Chem-Dry’s world-famous Spot Remover is a wonderful choice that will help to keep your carpets looking great as well as meet the warranty requirements of their manufacturer.
  5. Professionally deep clean your carpets at least every 12-18 months. Choose a service that employs a low moisture system, so the padding underneath doesn’t get wet; make sure all cleaning solutions are safe, non-toxic, and leave no dirt-attracting residues. (Or just call us!)
  6. Use indoor and outdoor mats or runners to decrease the amount of dirt that enters the home.
  7. Asking everyone to remove their shoes when entering your home; this will save wear and tear on your carpet.
  8. Change your air filters in your HVAC systems as recommended by the manufacturer; the more particles removed by the filter, the less that will remain to fall onto your carpet.