Top Tips for Cleaning Carpets, Rugs and Floors


If you live in a busy home then the chances are your floors receive a bit of a battering on a daily basis – and if the job is put off, getting your floors looking spic and span again can be a real hassle. Here at Why Bother Cleaning, the Brighton cleaning company, we feel that with proper preparation and organisation and of course the right equipment, you can make cleaning carpets, rugs and floors a piece of cake.

How to Clean Carpets and Keep Them Clean!

Carpets make rooms feel warm and cosy but they also hold smells and dirt much more successfully than wood or laminate floors. It’s a good idea to vacuum your floors every two to three days if you want to maintain them in the best possible condition, as that way you will only have to give your carpets a gentle onceover to pick up any dirt and debris.

How to Remove Odours from Carpets

To remove odours you can use specially designed powder which you sprinkle over your carpets, leave and then vacuum. Or you can hire a steam cleaner or a professional cleaning company to attack your carpets with steam. Steam lifts dirt and grime from the carpet easily without the use of chemicals or the need to scrub – and it has the effect of lifting and making your carpets look renewe.

For a particularly tough stain you can try buying a specialist cleaning product, but always test it out on a small area first to ensure it won’t damage your carpets.

Cleaning Rugs Effectively

One of the main problems with rugs is that people tend to walk over the same part of them again and again so they become worn in particular places. The easiest way to stop this from happening is to keep moving your rug around. it’s also essential to include a protector under your rug to keep it directly from the floor and to stop it from slipping.

Most rugs can be vacuumed with an ordinary vacuum cleaner but if your rug is particularly delicate it may require specialist cleaning. You can beat rugs to remove dust and dirt but if you do choose this option make sure you do it outside. Alternatively, a steam cleaner will get rid of dust and dirt without it floating around in the atmosphere, provided it’s gentle enough.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are very easy to keep clean as long as you do it regularly. If you’ve got a very dirty floor then a good old mop, bucket and elbow grease might be just what you need. But once your floor is spotless you can keep it that way by giving it a clean with an antibacterial floor wipe every two or three days. Don’t worry if that sounds like a lot, because you can build this bit of cleaning into your exercise routine!

Take two floor wipes and place them under your feet, then slip and slide your way around your room, making sure to get into corners, nooks and crannies. Ten minutes of cleaning the floor this way for around 15 mins could burn as many as 200 calories – so you can have your cake and eat it too after all!

For tips on cleaning hardwood floors from the experts, click here.

Call Why Bother Cleaning Today

If keeping your floors clean and well-maintained is too difficult or you simply don’t have time for it – we completely understand! Cleaning your floors and keeping them clean is a mission, especially with little ones in the house. So, if you’re lookng to have your floors cleaned and kept clean, give us a call!

Why Bother Cleaning are a cleaning company based in Brighton who are proud to serve customers throughout the city with their domestic cleaning services. For more information, give us a call today.