Carpets always enhance the appearance of a home in a spectacular way. Carpets tend to be expensive to purchase; therefore, it is good to maintain their appearance and prolong their life span. When it comes to the situation where the carpet is for a care home, you need to keep the carpets clean and stain-free to prevent harbouring dirt and infections.
Keeping carpets clean will help prevent the spread of infections as the elderly tend to be clumsy. Therefore, keeping carpets clean at all times will be of help to their health as a clean environment is a healthy environment. All it takes for your care home to look all presentable and of high-quality feel is by making sure to take care of your carpets regularly. It will also help most families consider your care home due to the homely feel it gives out.
Carpets not only require vacuuming all the time, but they also need to be thoroughly washed regularly. The regular washing gets rid of any contamination, stubborn dirt, and prevent pest infestation.
Steps to follow while cleaning your care home carpets:
Wash your carpets well
Regularly clean your carpet using a carpet machine. Use carpet shampoo to clean. The shampoo should at least contain Scotchgard which protects the carpet from stains.
During the removal of carpet stains, use white vinegar
White vinegar is considered as the best solution to solving your stain problem. Use white vinegar to get any stubborn stains such as nail polish, makeup powder, foundation, and food spills.
To remove the stain, follow the following steps:
Mix ½ cup vinegar with two tablespoons salt.
Pour your mixture on your carpet stain and rub it.
Wipe it after rubbing and vacuum the surface
Use carpet protectors
Most of the time, you are not able to protect your carpet from coming into contact with a stain. Therefore for it by introducing carpet protection.
Use shaving foam to clean
Shaving foam is used for cleaning to get rid of stains and also bad odours such as for food, milk, and vomit as most elderlies tend to be clumsy. To finish your cleaning with shaving foam, use vinegar and then wipe the solution.
Use disinfectant often
Use the required disinfectants often to sanitize your care homes as the homes are prone to contamination if not given proper care.
Tips on how to care for and increase the lifespan of your carpet
Keep moving heavy furniture around the carpet
Moving around your furniture prevents dirt piling up under the carpet.
Cleaning your carpets regularly will help increase its lifespan as it gets rid of the dirt and stains which may lead to the carpets losing their touch. This regular cleaning is needed as elder people tend may not pay much attention to keeping the carpets clean and healthy.
Beat your care home carpets regularly
Laying your carpet onto the sun and beating it using a baseball bat regularly will help you get rid of layers of dirt. Also putting the carpets under the sun will dry any dampness this will prevent the carpet from infestation by pest.
Ensure to vacuum your carpet regularly
Always vacuum at least on a weekly basis to remove any dirt this will maintain the carpet and increase their lifespan. Always vacuum your carpet from the centre to the outside.
While arranging your care homes, keep the edges of furniture from the carpet
Keeping the sharp ends away will help care for and increase the lifespan of the carpets by preventing them from tearing.
What we do not know is that taking care of our care home carpets improve the appearance of the living conditions of the elderly. If we do not take care of this carpets, we will lead to the harbouring of pests or trapping of bad and unhealthy odour. The negatives of not taking care of the carpet will lead to your care home being unwelcoming for families. Always follow steps to care for your carpets.