You just spent a ton of money on your new carpet and you want to keep it looking nice. Here are some great tips to help extend the life of your carpet.
So many households replace their carpets each year, mostly because they are not informed of the best way to protect their investment. Believe it or not, extending the life of your carpet isn’t all that difficult. Performing regular maintenance on your carpet you will save money, and also help save the environment by avoiding the disposal of your carpet into landfill.
Try the following simple tips to extend the life of your carpet.
Remove Your Shoes
Embrace a no-shoe policy inside your home. By removing your shoes before entering your home, you will be keeping the dirt and soil outside where it belongs. When you wear shoes indoors, the dirt will dull the carpet and will also become embedded over time. Provide family members and visitors with comfortable slippers that they can wear indoors.
Use An Entry Mat
Ensure that you place a mat at the entry point to your house to help to eliminate much of the dirt before entry. You should also use mats in high traffic areas to protect your carpet from wear. There are many beautiful mats and runners on the market that will blend with your home’s decor.
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Whenever there is an accident or a spillage, clean it immediately, don’t ignore it till later. If you leave a spillage on your carpet, you will eventually be left with a permanent stain. Remove the spillage by blotting gently with a clean, dry towel or cloth. You may have to repeat the blotting process a number of times for it to be effective. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the stain. By doing so, you will damage the fibers of the carpet. Be sure to test your carpet cleaner on a hidden spot first.
Removing dirt and particles from your carpet on a regular basis will ensure that it is kept in excellent condition. By cleaning daily, you will eliminate dust and soil which if left longer, will become embedded in your carpet, making it harder to clean later.
I suggest investing in a quality vacuum cleaner. I have tried several different vacuums over the years and my favorite is my Dyson. I have the Dyson DC 5o Ball Animal and I am continually amazed by the amount of dust and dirt that it picks up. In my experience Dyson is worth the price tag that comes with it. It is an investment but it is worth it.
Deep Clean Regularly
Hire a professional carpet cleaner to conduct a deep clean at least once per year. A deep clean will help restore your carpet to its original condition and also keep your household smelling clean and fresh.
Regularly Rearrange Your Furniture
Leaving your furniture in the same position will cause wear and tear on your carpet in the forms of foot traffic and furniture indentations. Move the position of your furniture a few times per year, and you will find that the wear and tear on your carpet will decrease.
See how easy it is to care for your carpet? The carpet in your home is a large investment, and by following these simple steps, you will find your carpet looking brand new for years to come.