Carpets keep their beauty longest if professionally deep cleaned at least once a year. It pays to hire an experienced carpet cleaning service to keep carpet looking new. We are trained and know exactly what to do, we have the equipment to do the job correctly, and we have decades of experience.
Between professional cleanings, however, there are some simple care routines that can keep your carpets looking fresh and new. Prolong the life of your carpet by using these 5 tips for an effective do-it-yourself maintenance.
1. Be proactive.
The easiest thing you can do is “wipe your feet”! Be proactive by placing doormats at each of your home’s entry doors to reduce dirt on your carpets, or have people remove their shoes when entering the room.
2. Protect your carpet.
Use nice rugs and runners in high-traffic areas on your carpet. This will minimize carpet soiling and carpet crushing.
3. Vacuum carpet regularly.
Vacuuming on a regular basis will keep your carpets looking fresh. Vacuuming eliminates dirt in the carpet fibers, and prolongs carpet life. That dirt or dust can damage the carpet fibers and changes the way the carpet reflects light so that your carpet appears dull. (Don’t forget to vacuum the carpet underneath rugs occasionally.)
4. Avoid carpet powder products.
Carpet powders are very popular to eliminate odor in your carpets. But they can leave nests of powder residue in the carpets that you may not see until the next time you have your carpet steam cleaned and the residue appears as an ugly film on top of your carpet.
5. Remove stains on carpet immediately.
Once set and dried, stains can be difficult to remove, and nothing will ruin your carpet’s beauty faster than a bunch of stains. Use a mild carpet cleaning solution immediately and rinse it thoroughly.
Carpet Manufacturers Know Best
According to many carpet manufacturers, a professional carpet cleaning is recommended at least every 12 months, even if your carpet doesn’t look like it needs to be cleaned. So go ahead and give your carpet some TLC. It will last longer and look beautiful for many, many years.