Prolong the Life of Your Carpet

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips

In a perfect world carpet would look new and clean forever.  Unfortunately, the reality is that as your carpet ages it will collect dirt and grime.  Left untreated, these things will age your carpet prematurely.  A well-cared for carpet should be expected to last for 10-15 years.  Here are some carpet cleaning tips to get the most out of your investment:

  • Prevention: One of the easiest ways to keep your carpet looking its best is to take measures to avoid it getting dirty in the first place!  Using mats and area rugs in high traffic areas and entryways is a simple way to keep your carpet from ever getting dirty.  Also, consider adopting a shoe-free policy indoors, as shoes are very hard on carpeting and track dirt into the home.
  • Vacuuming: Try to vacuum your carpet at least once per week, more often if you have pets.  Having a well-maintained vacuum is also important.
  • Cleaning Spills: Accidents happen.  When cleaning spills, remember to blot instead of rub.  It will be easier to clean spills if you get to it right away, before the stain has a chance to set.  After dabbing away the excess, treat the affected area with a carpet spot remover.
  • Annual Professional Cleanings: Whether or not your carpet appears dirty, a yearly professional cleaning is in order.  Dirt and grime particles are often so small that they cannot be seen.  Nevertheless, they are still wearing on and damaging your carpet.  A professional cleaning will remove soil, visible or not, and reinvigorate your carpet’s look and feel.