The most effective (and least expensive) method of carpet cleaning is vacuuming. Regularly vacuuming will keep your carpet looking new and clean. Our top recommendation is a high-quality, upright vacuum with a beater bar and a disposable paper bag; this works well on most carpets.

A separate tank-type cleaner with a disposable bag is best used on hard-surface floors like vinyl, laminate and hardwood.

Generally speaking, your best bet is to purchase two separate types of vacuum cleaners, rather one that is designed to vacuum both soft and hard surfaces.

When it comes to spill and stain removal, we recommend purchasing a small one-gallon Wet and Dry vacuum cleaner, which can usually be purchased for less than $30. To use these particular vacuums, first, remove the paper filter from the cleaner.

For darker spills, like wine or grape juice, immediate attention is required. Suction the liquid from the carpet followed by pouring a glass of cold tap water onto the area affected. Repeat the suctioning and pouring process until the water being suctioned is completely clear.

It is very important to perform this task as soon as possible after the spill occurs. It is also important to use a dedicated, clean vacuum for this task as one that is dirty may exhaust dirty water that may stain carpet.

capture-logo• The Rug Market recommends using Milliken’s CAPTURE dry powder cleaner for all carpet cleaning.

• The Rug Market also carries an assortment of other cleaners for vinyl, laminate and hardwood floors.

Questions? We’d be happy to answer. Give us a call at (585) 544-8690.

Leave a Reply