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Tips for carpet cleaning
Carpets radiate pleasant warmth. Stains on the carpet can change that quickly. And when and how should you let experts remove the spots again?
No matter whether you spill something, regular cleaning is the best care for your carpet. You do not have to pay several hundred euros for top carpet cleaning. A good vacuum cleaner is also available from about 80 euros. When buying a new carpet, ask for the proper care in the specialist shop. If it is not necessary, dispense with extra powder or foam cleaner. “In most cases you do not get 100% of the powder or the foam residues from the fibers with the teat, so your carpet becomes more and more worn over time,” explains carpet cleaning expert Uwe Stiehler from Leipzig. Especially for long pile carpets the use of such products is not recommended. The residues bind new dirt.
So the stain goes away – Do it yourself
Always act immediately, absorb loose dirt and absorb liquids with a cloth. Do not rub. “Otherwise, you can work the stain even deeper into the fibers and increase it,” warns our expert, fat spots are best removed with carpet shampoo and water. Salt can only help against red wine, it can attack fibers and carpet colors. It is also useful in many cases, but soaps and oils are also included – and if you do not rinse the stain thoroughly enough, leave residue in the carpet, if you are using a cleaning powder, foam or spray. Always check the color of the fibers for the cleaning agent, some of them have to work for up to four hours, during which time the carpet is taboo for the children.
Here the professional ran
Do not get the stain out, call the pro. Most carpet cleaners clean your carpet within one week. Many bring back the carpet.
The advantage of a professional cleaning: The experts know exactly how they can get rid of what spot and what kind of carpet it is at all. Even properly polluted specimens have a chance here. “We wash the carpet with several hundred liters of water, we spin the carpets and dry them in a special chamber,” explains Uwe Stiehler, who is trying to water his carpet in the courtyard and garden himself. The expert says, “This has to be done quickly. If you want to try it yourself, you can do it with the cleaning profi. “If you want to try it yourself, you can try the cleaning profi. Also borrow a mobile cleaning device with the appropriate detergent, but the problem of drying remains here as well.
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The expected costs
Carpet cleaning is calculated according to the size of the carpet and its type. From around ten euros per square meter you will get clean carpets. Hand-woven or hand-knotted carpets cost around three euros per square meter more. For valuable silk carpets you have to put down a good 30 euros per square meter. Added to this is the cost of collection and delivery of 50 euros. Usually they are adjusted against a certain order volume.
Caution Carpet Mafia
“Carpet Maffia” is called a group of business people, who with flyers in the mailbox and unannounced visits, especially the elderly get to grips. “They offer a cleaning service for seven euros per square meter and do not have a cleaning company themselves. The carpets are then cleaned in a foreign company”, explains Uwe Stiehler of their stitches. The fraudsters do not make any profit. They often tell the owners that their carpet is enormously valuable and that expensive special cleaning is worth it. Often it is also said that the carpet has had damages, which have become visible during the cleaning and have to be repaired expensive. Thus, from a cleaning for an estimated fifty euros follows an expensive repair for 500 euros and more. “The older the people are, the more expensive the fraudsters clean up,” says our expert.
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