Whether you have brand new carpets or they’ve been in place for years, taking good care of this flooring is important. The better the carpet is cared for, the longer it is going to last. The tips below are great for new carpets but can also be used by those with older carpets. In the second scenario, getting a deep cleaning first is the best option.
One of the best ways to keep your carpet looking great is by vacuuming regularly. Dirt and dust that aren’t cleaned up can end up stuck to your carpet and create additional damage. Vacuuming daily may be right for those with a lot of foot traffic. For those who can’t vacuum that often, at least two times a week is recommended for the best carpet quality.
Protect the Carpet
Another way to keep the carpets looking great is by protecting them with rugs. Add rugs to the areas where most people walk, like the living room or hallways. Rugs will need to be maintained as well but may be simpler to care for and clean than an entire room of carpet. Protective mats can also be used under furniture to prevent furniture dents.
Handle Stains Immediately
When food or drink falls on the carpet, it’s essential to clean it up as quickly as possible. If it has longer to sit on the carpet, it may be harder to remove when you try to do so. Remove any solids from the carpet and then use a cloth or paper towel to blot the liquid. Avoid rubbing which may spread the stain. Baking soda can be put on the stain overnight to absorb it before vacuuming the next day.
Replace Bags and Filters
Keeping your vacuum working at its best is important. It should be cleaned and emptied and the filters and bags should be replaced as needed. If a clog happens, the vacuum will not be able to efficiently clean the carpet. A clogged filter also not be able to absorb scents in the carpet, which can be an issue when you have pets.
Regularly deep cleaning the carpet is one of the best ways to keep it in fantastic shape. Using special equipment and shampoos will get the entire carpet clean and remove all dirt and dust under the surface. Reach out to Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning to get more information about how we can help.