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Great Tips to Clean Artificial Grass

Even still, it would be erroneous to say artificial grass requires no maintenance whatsoever. Like most other synthetic materials, if not given at least proper care, turf will deteriorate and its lifespan will be reduced. In this regard, one of the most important maintenance tasks to observe is the thorough cleaning of the artificial turf carpet, which should be undertaken both weekly and monthly, to different degrees. The lines below go into more detail on how to clean artificial grass.

Weekly Cleaning

As noted above, one of the few regular maintenance operations which should be undertaken with artificial grass is weekly cleaning. This task can usually be achieved by simply hosing down the artificial turf carpet, either with pure water or applying a mild detergent or liquid soap in a solution. This helps remove any debris which may have accumulated between the fibres, ensuring they remain in good condition and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

It is important, however, that home-owners do not use any type of chemical solution with active ingredients when cleaning an artificial turf carpet. This is because these types of agents tend to damage the artificial grass, thus acting counter-productively to the home-owner’s intent.

Monthly Cleaning

While on a weekly basis it is enough to lightly rinse down the artificial turf carpet, a more extensive cleaning session should be undertaken at least once a month. This should ideally involve combing the artificial grass with a rake or stiff-bristled brush or broom, to remove any debris, dust, dirt, leaves or other fouling agents which may have lodged themselves in the carpet.

Once this process has been completed, the artificial fibres may be groomed back upright using a broom or brush, to ensure the carpet retains its visually appealing look and does not appear flat or matted.

Cleaning Stains

In addition to the weekly and monthly maintenance operations described above, this article will briefly go over the best way to remove stains from an artificial grass carpet.

As with everything else relating to artificial turf maintenance, this process is easy and hassle-free. Most stains or sticky substances can be rinsed away with water and soap or detergent, in a similar process to the weekly rinse-downs described above. More persistent residues can be scraped away with a putty knife or made to unstick from the surface using an ice cube.

Whichever the preferred method, however, it is important that home-owners take care not to use harsh chemicals or sharp-edged tools when trying to rinse or scrape away stains or residual matter, as this can irreparably damage the artificial turf carpet, resulting in unexpected expenditure.

Removing Bacteria

Finally, if a home-owner suspects bacteria may be accumulating within his or her artificial grass carpet, he or she can easily see to their removal. A simple half-and-half solution of water and vinegar will do away with any bacterial agents lodging within the artificial turf and which the anti-bacterial infill has not taken care of.