Carpet Care In Your New Apartment: What You Should Know

Posted on: 26 March 2015

Moving into a brand new apartment is an exciting experience. After all, you are making a major transition, changing environments, neighborhoods, and landlords. And because you are so excited about your brand new apartment home, you want to make sure that you keep your new apartment in the best possible condition for as long as possible. During the move-in process and throughout your time in your apartment, the aspect that endures the most wear and tear is your carpeting. Get to know some of the ways that you can minimize this wear and keep your carpets in the best condition possible.

Steam Clean Your Carpets First Thing

When you sign the lease for your new apartment, you probably want to get your stuff moved in as soon as possible. However, never again will you have the opportunity to clean your carpet in its entirety (at least not until you move out and want to get your security deposit back). 

So, before you begin carrying in boxes and furniture, take the opportunity to steam clean your carpets. Steam carpet cleaning is something you can easily do yourself if you would like to rent the carpet cleaning equipment. If you would prefer not to go through the hassle, you can also hire a carpet cleaning service such as Clean Sweep Professional Cleaning Service to come in and perform a quick steam cleaning on your carpets. 

Allow the carpets to dry overnight and then start moving your stuff in. This will ensure that an residue left behind by the previous tenants is removed from your carpets before you get settled in. 

Spot Clean Stains As Soon As They Happen

Carpet stains are an unfortunate reality of life. Nobody is perfect, and at one point or another, you will likely track in mud, grass, or other debris that may stain your carpets. This may even occur during your move. Or, you may just accidentally spill food or drink on your carpeted surfaces. 

If and when a stain happens, you will want to clean it up right away. Waiting for even a half an hour will allow the stain to set into your carpeted surfaces making them much more complicated or impossible to remove. So, spring to action immediately. 

The first thing to remember is not to scrub your stained carpet too hard. If you scrub hard, you may accidentally grind the stain deeper into your carpets rather than remove it. Instead, remove any solids and then lay an absorbent cloth on top of the stain.

Place a phone book or other heavy object on top of the cloth and allow it to soak up the stain overnight. If this does not get everything up, you can also use a little white distilled vinegar or baking soda to lift and remove stains from your carpet.

If you keep these basic carpet care tips in mind when you move into your new apartment, you will keep your carpets clean and in the best possible condition for as long as possible. So, get to work caring for your carpets and begin enjoying your new home as soon as possible.