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When we installed a suggestion box in the entryway of our business, I was amazed to see how many customers responded. After we started going through the suggestions, we realized that there was one request that we kept seeing--the need for a cleaner store. We decided to make a few changes to keep our place cleaner, including hiring a professional cleaning service. The results were incredible. Customers started to comment on how clean our place was, instead of the need for dramatic changes. We also noticed a boost in our sales because customers felt more comfortable in our store. Check out this website to find articles that might help you to keep your business cleaner.

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5 Steps To Take When Cleaning Your Carpeting

by Lee Porter

Do you have carpeting in your home that looks like it has seen better days? The solution to this problem will be to give it a thorough cleaning. Here are a few tips to follow when cleaning your home's carpeting.

Vacuum The Carpet

The first thing you want to do before you even think of cleaning the carpet with shampoo is vacuum it. Your goal is to get rid of as much dry dirt and debris from the surface, which is easiest to do when it is dry. You are going to have a harder time cleaning your carpet if you forget this first and crucial step.

Select The Right Shampoo

You'll need to pick the type of carpet shampoo that you are going to use to clean those carpet fibers. When selecting a shampoo, you'll want to make sure that you avoid any that will leave the carpeting with a sticky residue afterward. This is going to cause the carpeting to get dirty when people walk on it right after the cleaning, which will ruin the results that you are looking for. 

Pretreat The Carpeting

You'll want to loosen the soil that is stuck in the carpet fibers. The best way to do this is to pretreat the carpeting with the shampoo solution. This can be done by mixing the shampoo in a pump sprayer by combining it with the proper amount of water. Then give the carpeting an even coat of the shampoo, and let it soak in for several minutes before you move on.

Using Carpet Cleaner Properly

You'll want to become familiar with the equipment you use to clean the carpeting. Start by learning about the water reserve tank, which needs to be filled up with warm water that doesn't contain any shampoo. When it comes time to run the carpet cleaner over the surface, know that you should always go slowly. The machine needs time to pull the dirt out of the carpet fibers, and going too fast can cause you to leave dirt behind.

Dry The Carpeting Quickly

Drying the carpet involves running the vacuum to pull moisture out of the carpeting, which is also your chance to check the carpet to see that it's clean. If you still see dirt, try pre-treating and cleaning the carpeting one more time to ensure you went over that section slowly.

One trick to drying the carpeting quickly should be done with a fan to get airflow moving. You can also use a rake designed for grooming carpeting, which will help separate the carpet fibers so that they dry quickly. Reach out to a company like Conscientious Carpet Care to learn more.