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Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Carpet Looking New
It’s a general rule of thumb, the better care you take of your carpet, the better it will look and the longer it will hold up. If your carpet is a bit older and has already accumulated some wear, you may want to hire a professional to come in and deep clean for you. Depending on how rough the damage is, you may need to replace the carpet completely. But that’s for you to decide! Whether you just moved into a new house, just installed new carpet or have carpet that’s a few years old, the following tips will help you keep it clean.
Old School -- No Shoes!
Have you ever walked into someone’s house who asked you politely to remove your shoes before entering? This may seem like an annoyance to some, but it is done for good reason. Dirt from shoes is a large contributing factor to dirtying up a clean carpet. Even if you have a doormat and wipe your shoes thoroughly, there will still be debris and dirt brought in from outside. Therefore, your safest bet is to ask everyone to take their shoes off at the door.
Break Out the Vacuum
If you are wanting to prolong the lifespan of your carpet, the best thing you can do is vacuum regularly. When dirt isn’t cleaned up often it can get pushed into the carpet and cause long term damage. How often you should vacuum relies a lot on the traffic in your home. If possible, you should vacuum daily. If you aren’t able to, try vacuuming two or three times each week. Be mindful of what type of vacuum cleaner you use. There are vacuums specifically designed for cleaning carpets, while others are best for wood or tile floors.
Keep Your Vacuum Clean
For your vacuum cleaner to work at its optimal level, it’s important to keep it clean. You should empty it regularly and replace any bags or filters when needed. If the vacuum becomes clogged, it won’t be able to get the job done properly. Keeping your vacuum clean will also ensure that the filter doesn’t become blocked. If the filter becomes blocked, it won’t be able to absorb any smells in the carpet which can be especially frustrating when you have pets! One thing leads to another with vacuums, so don’t let a tiny, fixable problem get out of hand.
Protect the Carpet
Place rugs in the areas of your home that experience higher foot traffic. This will help keep the carpet protected and is also much easier to clean. Protective mats can be placed under heavy furniture to help protect the carpet from denting, as well.
The above tips and tricks will help you in your efforts of keeping a carpet that looks new! In addition, you should deep clean several times a year. You can get the job done easily by purchasing or renting a carpet cleaner. This cleaner includes a special carpet shampoo that helps deep clean and remove any built-up dirt or debris.
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