From soiled shoes, to dust particles and pet hair, it can be tough to stay on top of the cleanliness of your carpet. Here are some tips that will help preserve the life cycle of your carpeting, regardless of style or design.
Preserving your Carpet
To keep carpeting clean, one of the best things you can do is to vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Vacuuming lifts the dirt from carpet, which is the primary agent that wears carpet down. Oily soils attract more oily soils, creating a compounding and 'caking' effect. Frequent vacuuming reduces that effect. Vacuuming should be done once a week over the entire carpet and two to three times a week over the heavy traffic areas. Using outdoor mats can also greatly assist in reducing how much dirt and soil are tracked inside.
Vacuuming should be done once a week over the entire carpet and two to three times a week over the heavy traffic areas.
Stains should always be removed as soon as possible, as most stains can be removed within a few days of being set. The longer a stain sits, the more it will chemically react with the carpet, and the harder it will be to remove.
Additionally, having a carpet protector applied after yearly professional carpet cleanings will also help to maintain the durability of your carpet fibers over time.