The most effective way to keep your carpet clean is by vacuuming regularly. Consistent vacuuming, as Dial-A-Maid in Evanston, Il. knows, keeps particles out of the indoor air you breathe and also prevents loose soil on the carpet surface from being ground into the carpet pile, preserving the plushness of your carpet. Daily vacuuming can remove more than 80 percent of dry soil from carpets.
Before vacuuming, dust blinds, windowsills, and furniture surfaces to avoid having to vacuum again after dusting.
Vacuum daily in high-traffic areas or pet areas, vacuum twice weekly in medium- traffic areas, and vacuum weekly in light- traffic areas, using attachments at carpet edges.
Push the vacuum cleaner forward slowly and then pull the vacuum cleaner backward slowly, making overlapping strokes, moving slightly to the left or right every four strokes.
Use the long, thin crevice tool to vacuum dust buildup from corners and crevices.
Remove and replace vacuum bags when they are half full.Bagless vacuum cleaners should be emptied even more frequently.
To absorb odors from carpeting, sprinkle a generous amount of Baking soda over the carpet or rug. Let it sit for a few hours or overnight. In the morning, vacuum clean. Your carpet odors should have pleasantly dissipated. If you still have some odor left, call us at Dial-A-Maid in Evanston, IL. to professionally carpet clean your carpets and eradicate all odors.
If you have static electricity in your carpets, mix three tablespoons fabric softener with two cups water in a sixteen ounce trigger spray bottle. Spray the solution on the carpet until it is slightly damp and let it dry. The antistatic elements in the fabric softener reduces static electricity in the carpet.