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Carpet Cleaning Tips

Carpet cleaning tips and secrets for beautifully clean carpets

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Carpet cleaning tips and secrets for beautifully clean carpets

Give us a call on 011 210 8080

Absolut Carpets is a top carpet company in Johannesburg, supplying clients with luxurious high quality carpets for different applications and needs. If you wish to install carpets in your home, business or other setting, you will find what you need from Absolut Carpets wide range of products.


We supply and install quality brands, ensuring that our clients are satisfied with their new carpets. To get a quote on the carpets you desire, contact Absolut Carpets today on the industrial, commercial or residential carpets you require in Johannesburg. Read more below about carpet cleaning tips and tricks for clean beautiful carpets.

General carpet cleaning tips for lasting carpets


Keeping your carpets clean requires a little more that soap and water, especially if you want to get rid of stubborn stains or odours. Some detergents can also be damaging to your carpets, which is why it is important to make sure that whatever you use to clean your carpet is considered safe and suitable. Here are a few basic tips for general carpet cleaning:


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  • Carpet shampoo: Carpet shampoo is the most popular method when it comes to carpet cleaning. There are many different brands available on the market, all suitable to clean your carpets with.
  • Vacuum regularly: Vacuuming your carpets regularly will help your carpets to stay cleaner for longer, by removing dust and debris collected by the carpet. Take note that some carpets are more fragile that other, such as loop carpets, which is only advised to handle light suction. Other, more durable carpets such as pile design carpets, will be able to handle heavier vacuuming.
  • Pat, don’t rub! Remember to dab wet stains with a cloth / paper towel, and not to rub them. Rubbing the carpet can damage the carpet fabric fibres. Once you have removed most of the stain with the cloth, wet the area with diluted carpet cleaner, and vacuum excess water.
  • Treat new stains immediately: The longer the stain sits, the harder it will become to remove. Treat stains immediately for the best results.
  • Rugs and carpet protectors: Should you have carpets that are taking a beating due to high traffic, of simply the area they are located (at front door for example), you might want to consider a small rug or plastic carpet protector in those areas.
  • Carpet cleaning machines: Renting a carpet cleaning machine will help make cleaning your carpet much easier. Carpet cleaning machines have the ability to wet the carpet with the detergent, and the remove the excess via strong suction.


There are many tips and tricks to keep your carpets clean, but the truth is, cleaning carpets is hard work. If you are not up to the job yourself, get the assistance of a trusted carpet cleaning company to assist.

Carpet stain removal tips and methods


From brand detergents to home remedies – there are many differed tips and tricks when it comes to stain removal. Here are a few you could try for new or older stains:


  • Vinegar: Vinegar is regarded as a trusted carpet cleaning liquid, and used in a number of different mixtures for effective carpet stain removal. Vinegar can be mixed with water, laundry detergents, borax and others for an effective carpet cleaning liquid.
  • Corn starch: For greasy or oily spills, as it is very absorbent. Sprinkle the corn starch over the stain generously, and let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum the corn starch from the carpet.
  • Baking soda: Sprinkle baking soda over newly stained areas, and vacuum once the baking soda has dried completely.
  • Ice cubes: Before trying to remove chewing gum from your carpet, try freezing the gum with ice first. This will harden the gum, making it easier to remove most of it.

How to clean industrial carpets


Adopting a regular maintenance cleaning routine, which will help your company / business to maintain a professional and clean appearance. Regular (and proper) cleaning will also extend the life of the carpet, will rid the carpet of any odours, and leave a more hygienic surface. The industrial carpet’s cleaning routine should include the following:


  1. Regular removal of dry soil: Vacuuming on a regular basis (even daily) is advised to remove all loose debris and dirt particles, especially in high traffic areas.
  2. Interim cleaning: Interim cleaning as part of the carpet cleaning routine involves ad hoc stain removal and spot cleaning in addition to the regular removal of dry soil. This will help with to achieve a clean appearance of the carpet.
  3. Deep cleaning: Deep cleaning involves a hot water soak and extraction and carpet cleaning detergent, to clean dirt and germs that have accumulated between the fibres of the material. A deep clean it required every so often – the interim / ad hoc stain removal may leave the carpet looking clean, but it important to deep clean once in a while to remove deeper / stubborn dirt and odours.


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Absolut Carpets is a leading carpet company in Johannesburg, supplying a wide range of quality carpets at competitive prices. Absolut Carpets’ experienced team will also install your wall-to-wall carpets professionally and efficiently, so that you can enjoy your new carpets. Talk to our team today to get a quote to install your residential or commercial carpet, or if you simply need some carpet cleaning advice.


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