Carpets tend to go through a lot in their lifetime. From spilt drinks to dirty trainers, dropped dinner and furniture indentations it’s not all laying down and looking nice for the domestic carpet.

A professional carpet cleaning firm can certainly help maintain and improve the look of the carpets in your home. However, there are also a number of things you can do to help your carpets lead a long and happy life.

Blot the stain away

When it comes to troublesome stains (off the top of our head we’re thinking red wine, curry sauce and ketchup) it’s important to blot any marks away.

It’s natural instinct to grab the nearest cloth and frantically start trying to scrub the mark away. When you do feverishly scrub at a stain all you’re really doing is making the problem worse.

So remember if you see a troublesome stain, take a breath, count to 10, get yourself a nice clean cloth and blot. Never, ever scrub.

Don’t believe everything you read on the bottle

A quick walk down the cleaning products aisle at your local supermarket and you can quickly be left feeling bamboozled by all of the different products on offer and the claims different manufacturers make.

Our years’ of professional experience has taught us that the majority of cleaning products available on the High Street tend to do more harm than good when it comes to improving the lifespan of our carpet.

In many cases cold water and blotting at stains (see above point) tend work best.

Putting the hoover to good use

Make sure you use the hoover every couple of days to keep on top of your carpet cleaning. Some secret tip right?

Well, in our experience individuals that use a professional carpet cleaning firm often forget that they need to keep on top of their carpet cleaning in between professional cleans.

Regular hovering is the best way to maintain that showroom look and feel or your carpets.

If you live in Bristol or Bath and are looking to speak with a professional carpet cleaning firm, then please contact Master Cleaners.

You can speak with a member of the team on 07810 568 446, 01174 431 1354 or by emailing