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How to Maintain Light Coloured Carpets

May 21, 2015 / admin

RPC Cleaning Services London

A lot of home owners, business owners and offices prefer to furnish their rooms with light coloured carpets, mainly due to their versatility with décor and furniture and the fact that they make spaces look larger. However, most people would link light coloured carpets with tedious carpet cleaning and maintenance, requiring more diligence to clean its surface.

If you have a light coloured carpet at home or in the office, here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure that it stays clean looking and true to its original colour, over time.

Carpet Cleaning Involves Fighting Stains on a Daily Basis

Spills are inevitable. Unlike medium to dark carpets, where the stains can be removed later, spills on light carpets need to be cleaned up immediately to avoid staining. If you’ve run out of carpet stain remover, you can mix a cup of water with ¼ cup of vinegar. Leave the solution on the stain for a while, before drying it up with a rug or towel.

Avoiding Carpet Ghosts

Can you see dark lines lurking at the base of your furniture and/or door? It can be a mystery why they’re there especially if your carpet was just installed a year or so ago.

What could be causing these and how could you make it go away? How can you avoid this from happening again?

Carpet ghosts are discolourations that you can find on your carpet that can make them appear worn and old. Different factors can affect your carpet’s colour including dust from within or outside the house or building; smoke from fireplaces, candles or tobacco; and pollution.

Unfortunately, ghost stains need enzyme-based cleaners and are resistant to regular carpet cleaning products and elbow grease. For this, you have to call a professional carpet cleaning service provider to thoroughly clean your carpet and preserve its colour.

One way to prevent or minimise discolouration is to have a well-maintained HVAC system. Additionally, it’s best to keep the windows closed to decrease the presence of debris coming from outside.

If you’re reading this and your carpet has already fallen prey to ghosting, RPC Cleaning can help you get rid of the discolouration and make it look fresher and cleaner. We will be glad to discuss with you your concerns if you are in London and nearby areas.

Call RPC Cleaning today on 020 8994 4778.

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