There are many benefits to having carpeted floors. They provide warmth, comfort and are noise reducers. Carpets usually need replacing about every 7 years but could possibly last longer if taken care of properly. Here are some of the best carpet maintenance techniques to keep your carpet looking great.
You must vacuum your carpet regularly… at least once a week. Make sure the vacuum filters are clean, and replace them when they are filled with dust and dirt particles.
Reduce Dirt Tracking:
Try to remind yourself, your family and guests to remove their shoes when entering your home. This will greatly reduce the amount of dirt that is tracked into your home. Dirt can become embedded too deeply to easily remove if left in the carpet for too long. Excess dirt also causes a carpet to become matted and dull, so do your best to reduce tracking in dirt with a good welcome mat outside of each external door.
Clean Up Stains Immediately:
When something stains the carpet it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Once a stain sets, it may be there for the life of your carpet. There are a variety of ways to remove stains from your carpet click here to learn more.
Rearrange Your Furniture:
Move your furniture around every few months and this will cut down wear and tear on your carpet. Heavy carpet can make divots in your carpet and moving your furniture, even if a few inches, can allow the carpet and carpet pad to bounce back up again.
Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned:
You should have your carpet professionally deep cleaned at least twice a year. You can do this two ways: Hire a professional to come in and do it for you or buy/rent a deep cleaner and do it yourself.
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