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How to Vacuum Your Carpets the Right Way

Carpeting adds beauty, comfort, and warmth to your home. To keep your carpet looking its best, be sure to clean it regularly to maintain its original look and feel.

Tips for Properly Cleaning Your Carpet

Over time, carpets can accumulate a significant amount of dirt, food particles, pet dandruff, hair, and soil. Without regular cleaning, this buildup can not only reduce the longevity of your carpet but also pose health hazards to the people living in your home. The debris in your carpeting can be particularly harmful to those with respiratory issues. Dust mites, for example, can thrive inside carpets and are a common trigger for lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To keep yourself and your family safe, it is crucial to regularly vacuum your carpeting. While vacuuming may seem simple, it is important to ensure that you are doing it correctly. Additionally, choosing the best vacuum for your carpet and other flooring types in your home is essential for maintaining a clean and healthy living environment.

Here are some tips for properly cleaning your carpet.

  1. Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to effectively capture dust mites and other allergens.
  2. Vacuum your carpet at least once a week, and high-traffic areas may require more frequent cleaning.
  3. Pay extra attention to areas where pets spend time, as pet dandruff and hair can accumulate quickly.
  4. Consider professional carpet cleaning at least once a year to remove deep-seated dirt and allergens. By following these tips, you can ensure that your carpet remains clean and free from potential health hazards.

What Are the Different Types of Vacuums?

Vacuuming regularly, will help to keep dirt and grit getting into the carpet fibres. It will also help keep the tufts upright. The type of vacuum cleaner that you use is important.

Cut Pile Carpets should be vacuumed using an Upright Cleaner with a beater bar as it will loosen and lift dirt from the pile.

Loop Pile Carpets should be vacuumed using a Suction Cleaner as it will cause less damage/snagging to the pile.

When vacuuming, there should be minimal resistance, if it is difficult to push, adjust to the next highest setting. For bare floors, use the lowest or bare floor setting, for short and medium pile carpets use a medium setting and finally, for plush carpets use the highest setting.

How Often Should You Vacuum?

How often you vacuum depends on several factors. Do you have pets? Do you have children? Does your lifestyle have you in and out of your home a lot, tracking in dirt from outside? Does anyone in the house suffer from asthma or allergies? Depending on how you answer these questions, you’ll know what kind of vacuuming routine is best for you.

Vacuuming your carpet regularly is the best way to keep your carpet clean and extend its life span. Carpet traps dust and debris, such as pet hair, human hair, and other particles and allergens, that can negatively impact your home’s indoor air quality. It’s good practice to vacuum your carpets at least once a week, though some areas of the home may need to be vacuumed more often.

Deep cleaning for carpeting goes further than weekly maintenance cleaning — which might consist of organizing clutter, wiping surfaces, and lightly vacuuming carpets and rugs — to get rid of dirt, grime, germs, scum, and other gunk that builds up in your home over time. The deep-cleaning process will often involve steps to make sure your home is properly sanitized.


  1. Absorb the spill by blotting using kitchen towel or toilet paper – DO NOT RUB – continue blotting until no more liquid soaks through.
  2. Use citrus based cleaner or a 20% bleach 80% water solution with a clean sponge.
  3. Dampen the area and clean. Do not over soak.
  4. Firmly blot the stain with a clean sponge and warm water.
  5. Using a clean kitchen towel blot and soak up any excess moisture.
  6. Avoid walking on this area until completely dry.
  7. For dried in stains – Scrape lightly to remove any large pieces & vacuum to remove any excess dried crumbs or loose bits. Continue to follow steps 1-6.
  8. Visit https://deskelly.ie/blog/bleach-cleanable-carpet/ to watch video.

If you are unsure of the type of carpet that you have purchased, please contact us before using this technique, as bleach can cause damage to other types of carpets.

Regular cleaning of your carpet will help prolong the life of your carpet and keep it in great condition.

Order Your Dream Carpet to be Fitted in Time for Christmas at Des Kelly Interiors
As the holiday season approaches, many of us are busy preparing our homes for the festivities. One essential element of creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is a plush and comfortable carpet. If you’re looking to upgrade your flooring before Christmas, there’s great news! We are still taking orders for dream carpets to be fitted just in time for the holidays.

Explore a Wide Range of Options:
Our stores offer an extensive selection of carpets, ranging from luxurious wool to durable synthetic materials, with various patterns, colours, and textures to suit every taste and budget. Visiting our stores allows you to see and feel the samples firsthand, making it easier to make the perfect choice for your home.

When you shop with us, you can expect personalized assistance from experienced professionals who are passionate about carpets. They will guide you through the selection process, considering factors such as foot traffic, room usage, and your specific requirements. Having an expert by your side ensures that you make an informed decision and find the carpet that perfectly complements your home decor.

Get your carpet fitted just in time for the holiday season.

 Our highly skilled fitters will ensure that your carpet is fitted with precision and expertise, guaranteeing a flawless finish, you can relax knowing that your dream carpet will be perfectly installed, ready to impress your guests this Christmas.

Ordering your dream carpet from Des Kelly Interiors is a smart choice when you want to upgrade your flooring in time for Christmas. With a wide range of options, personalized assistance, and professional installation services, we offer you a seamless and convenient experience. So, why wait? Visit your local store today and transform your home into a cozy haven for the festive season.

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