There is always an everlasting debate on the type of carpet that is easiest to clean and we have to say that we were surprised when we had talked to the guys from Carpet Cleaning in Humble company! They have explained to us the three different types of carpets that are the most common and also the easiest to clean. We also will present the easiest ways how to clean these so you could next time your client calls you how to approach the problem!
The nylon ones are somehow the most common ones as these are available in every store. These are not the most durable types due to the polypropylene and polyester fibers that can wear out during the time, but these are easiest to clean. Before we dive deeper, we have to say that there are three things you have to do when it comes to this type: vacuum regularly, get rid of stains as soon as you can and have a professional agency to clean these every two years. In case you spill something, you have to sweep the liquid/material as soon as possible.
As you already know, rubbing is not a good choice, so you have to blot as much as you can. Also, never use cold or very hot water, but rather a bit warmer. You can use liquid detergent (1/4 of a tablespoon) with warm water. Do not forget to use a slightly wet white cloth and soak the stained area for 5 minutes. Then, rinse with the mixture until you get rid of the stain. Once you are done, apply dry paper towels to absorb the remaining damp.
Carpets with textures
Those that have the textures and complex geometric shapes can help you in concealing the stains and this is the biggest advantage of this type. Before you do anything, be aware that the texture can change due to the stains and cleaning procedure, as this is the biggest problem with these types of carpets. The best way to clean is to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Soak the stained area and leave it over the night. The very next day, blot slowly the stained area in different directions to try to remove all the stains. Be aware that you can make damage in this way, but this is the only way to get rid of the stain.
Wool carpets are often expensive, especially when these are handmade. For a start, get yourself a gentle detergent that is made for wool. First, get rid of the dirt and vacuum it, if possible. Then mix a bucket of warm water with the detergent solution and scrub gently, using a sponge that you soak into the mixture. Rinse the sponge frequently to get rid of the dirt/stain that you are trying to remove. Repeat the process several times. Then, use fresh water to get rid of the detergent that might be left in the fibers, as this can damage the structure and fibers. After that, use a dry paper towel to blot the dampened area to remove the moisture.