A Guide to Basic Carpet Care


Carpets are very expensive, and in order to get the most out of our flooring, it does need regular care and attention. Carpets can be split into two main categories; natural fibre (wool and silk) and synthetic (nylon and polyester). Wool carpet is luxurious, but it does require a higher level of care than a synthetic fibre, while a nylon carpet is ideal for those high traffic areas, but whether natural or not, a carpet should be deep cleaned once a year.

Professional Carpet Cleaners

Fortunately, finding reliable carpet cleaning services in London is not an issue, and with a Google search, you can be talking to a carpet cleaning specialist. The expert would have the know-how and the machinery to clean the carpet thoroughly, and no matter how often you vacuum, there is ingrained dirt that sticks to the carpet fibres, and the best way to remove this is with a chemical wash and dry.

Stain Removal

Despite being extra careful, spillages are inevitable, and should your carpet pick up a stain, be very careful what you do, as wiping could cause the substance to penetrate deeper into the carpet fibres. Stains usually involve the following:

  • Red Wine
  • Chocolate
  • Beer
  • Milk
  • Coffee

If the stain is oil-based, it might be difficult to remove, and your local carpet cleaner is the best person to talk to. You can absorb excess by placing tissue over the stained area, but to dot apply any pressure, as this will push the material into the carpet.

Regular vacuum sessions will help minimise the dirt and grime we bring in with our shoes, and with an annual deep clean, your carpets will always smell fresh.