Day to Day Carpet Maintenance Tips for Your Home

By April 8, 2016Flooring Raleigh NC

carpet-kitten2Carpets make the home more comfortable, protect your floors and complement the décor. Carpets come in a variety of materials and design, which means maintenance varies as well. There are a few standard carpet maintenance practices that you can adopt to keep your carpet looking great for as long as possible:

Use welcome mats

Always put mats at all the entrances of your house to trap as much dirt as possible before walking onto the carpet. Dirt particles on the soles of your shoes are extremely abrasive. They damage the carpet fibers making them appear dull along with the dirt lodged into the carpet fibers.  You can also encourage people to remove their shoes while in the house to avoid tracking in mud and dirt.

Clean up stains as soon as possible

The longer the stain stays on the carpet, the harder it is to remove. Clean up spills and stains as soon as they happen. In case you spill food or any semi-solid material, scoop it up from the top. Avoid scraping it along the carpet surface as this will lodge the stain even deeper. Scoop up as much as you can and blotch whatever is left with a clean damp towel. The water in the towel will dissolve the stain and remove most of it. You can use vinegar diluted in water to blot out the rest of the stain. For liquid stains, always use a wetted towel to dissolve the stain.

Vacuum regularly

Vacuuming regularly can help eliminate most of the dirt on the carpet surface. Dust particles, pollen, animal fur and so much more can be eliminated through regular vacuuming. It also reduces the dirt and bacteria pile up in the carpet fibers which could cause a lot of health problems. While vacuuming, always start at the furthest edge from the door. Vacuum systematically to ensure you cover every inch of the carpet and work your way towards the exit.

Get professional carpets cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning every once in a while can help maintain the quality of your carpets. Professional cleaning methods and tools can achieve much more than the home vacuum cleaner. They can remove the dirt deeply lodged in your carpet and get it looking as good as new. They also apply protective sealant that restore and maintain the carpet fibers. You can schedule professional cleaning once or twice every year depending on how dirty your carpet gets.

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