The Basics of Carpet Cleaning

1You might find surprising is the fact that there are actually more ways to clean your carpet than there are types of it in the world.

For everyday carpet cleaning needs, you are only required to know the basics. Here are the basic methods:


You might find this unbelievable, but using a broom can clean your carpet. Just like cleaning your hardwood or tile flooring. Keep in mind that when choosing a broom to clean your carpet, choose the regular broom instead of a deck broom. A regular broom gives you more control while you are cleaning the carpet, though you are going to need to use a little more energy in doing your each sweeping stroke to get that dirt away. Be careful while doing this, as you can easily lose control and end up breaking something.


A vacuum is standard equipment for cleaning your carpets. In fact, it can be easily understood that a vacuum cleaner was made for carpets. So, when using your vacuum to clean the carpets in your home, be sure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Each vacuum cleaner has their own settings for different types of carpets.

Steam Cleaners

Steam cleaners are also a great way to clean your carpet, especially if you are on a tight budget. These handy cleaning tools can be rented for a DIY solution. Carefully follow the directions that come with the equipment. For an easier option call a professional steam carpet cleaner, who will know the exact way to give your carpet the best clean.

Steams cleaning removes the dirt and build up from your carpet without using any chemicals or leaving harsh residue behind in your carpet. Professional steam carpet cleaning will increase the life of your carpet by removing sand and dirt that can be abrasive and destroy your carpet over time.


Shampoo cleaners are available to buy or rent on an hourly or daily basis. Be sure to CAREFULLY follow the directions that come with the machine, or otherwise you’ll find some sticky residue on the carpet (that is not good for your carpet) and wonder where it came from. Do not over wet your carpet or it will rot.

Country Life Carpet Care is a specialist in carpet cleaning services. Call us now for more information on our services.