In the home, quality carpeting adds interest, visual appeal, and warmth to décor. Carpeting is available is an endless array of weaves, materials, textures and colors. Carpeting, when given proper care and maintenance following the manufacturer’s directions, lasts for several decades. To help keep your new carpet sparkling clean and looking its best, just follow these simple tips.
Install An Oversized Entrance Mat
In a large number of cultures worldwide, it is customary to remove footwear before entering the home. To encourage this practice in your home, provide an entrance mat outside the front door and a stool or small chair to make it easy for guests to shed footwear. Inside the home, a basket of one-size-fits-all washable slippers is available for guests.
An entrance mat constructed from cocoa matting or a durable natural material is best for trapping oil, grease, and soil and preventing stain-causing materials from being tracked indoors.
Tracked in grit and sand can damage or cut carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming will help prevent a traffic wear pattern from appearing on your carpet, removing dander, dust, and debris before they are ground into the carpet surface. Vacuuming will also extract dust and dander that can provoke allergic reactions.
Stains And Spills
Accidents happen. It does not matter how careful one is, sooner or later something is spilled on the carpet that can cause a potential stain. Always immediately blot up liquids as soon as possible with a paper towel. Cover the area with several layers of clean toweling rags. Place a heavy weight such as a stack of books on the toweling to absorb any remaining liquid. The sooner you can blot up the spill, the less likely it is to be able to penetrate to the carpet pad.
When cleaning up spilled liquids, do not rub or scrub the stain, as doing so will cause the offending liquid to penetrate deeper into the carpet and the pad.
If you find your pet has had an accident that has soaked through into the pad, blot up all liquids with paper towels and then cover the spot with a heavy application of baking soda. The soda will absorb remaining liquids and can be removed readily by vacuuming. Baking soda also helps remove offensive urine odor from the carpet.
Steam Clean Carpets Only
To preserve the life of your carpet, avoid any type if chemical carpet cleaning product that can fade colors or damage fibers. Today’s carpets crafted from man-made fabrics, are designed for high traffic and easy steam cleaning. Soil and stain resistant carpets will remain fresh, clean, and beautiful with semi-annual professional steam cleaning.
Select An Established Professional Carpet Clean Service
Your home’s carpeting represents a significant investment in your home’s décor. Do not entrust the care of your carpets to anyone other than a bonded and licensed professional carpet cleaning company. Choose an established local company that can provide references from other satisfied clients.