No matter how well kept your home is if your carpet is not looking good, your home will not look good either. Carpet ages over time and will need to be replaced eventually. However, you can extend the life of your carpet.
And you need to…
Getting new carpet installed is no small financial undertaking. It is expensive to get new carpet installed especially if you are doing so more often than you need to. While some carpets are meant to last longer than others, you must properly take care of each and every carpet type in order to get your money’s worth.
In a place like Wichita, KS this fact rings even truer. Due to our snow and slush filled winters and our muddy spring showers, you must take care of your carpet or it will be ruined in no time.
Here’s how to not only take care of your carpet, but to extend the life of your carpet as well:
1. A great vacuum
Not all vacuum cleaners are created equal. While it may be easy to buy a cheap one you will be doing your carpet a disservice. Small debris in your carpet can get nestled deep inside your carpet and cause premature wear and tear. A high quality vacuum can get deep into your carpet floor and use powerful suction to remove these debris from your carpet.
2. No shoes
It’s a rule in many homes. Even if shoes look clean they are still carrying a number of items you do not want on your carpet. Oils, particles, and much more attach themselves to the bottom of shoes. Then those same shoes walk across your carpet leaving behind debris and causing wear and tear.
3. Take care of problems quickly
If you notice a spill or stain then make sure to address the problem as soon as possible. The longer you let a stain sit the more likely it is to become a larger problem. As a stain sits, the liquid has time to move deeper into the carpet fabric making it much more difficult to remove. Blot a stain by putting a towel into the spill and lifting. Do this several times. Never rub a stain, it will only cause it to spread.
4. Hire a pro
Lastly, it is important to hire a professional carpet cleaner once a year, or as needed. The vacuums used by professional carpet cleaners will get deeper into the carpet than any household vacuum ever will. Plus a good steam cleaning will help remove deeply impacted dirt. This will not only extend the life of your investment, but keep your carpet looking new.