Carpeting – it’s the surface where babies crawl, kids play, and families stretch out to watch movies. Carpets not only add comfort and warmth to a home, they also add beauty to the décor. To extend the life of your carpet, you need to take good care of it. Here are 5 ways to keep your carpeting looking great and feeling like new.
Routine Maintenance for Carpeting
- Vacuum Weekly
The simple act of vacuuming at least weekly picks up dust, dirt, crumbs, and pet hair. Thoroughly vacuuming with a quality vacuum will lift these solids, preventing them from fusing with the carpet fibers. Vacuuming is certainly worth the effort.
- Be Kind to Your Carpet
Your carpet’s best friend is the tried and true doormat. To reduce the amount of dirt you track indoors, wipe your shoes on a mat when you enter. Better yet, take off your shoes completely. At doorways and in high traffic areas, lay down rugs to protect the carpet underneath.
- Treat Stains Promptly
Nothing detracts from the beauty of a carpet more than a conspicuous, discolored spot. For food and drink stains, simply use hot water and a rag to dab at the stain. For hard-to-remove carpet stains, like Kool-Aid, wine, makeup, nail polish, or pet urine, be cautious. Using a homemade or over-the-counter stain remover carries the risk of setting the stain into the carpet fiber, potentially making it harder to remove. A set-in stain can change the molecular structure of the fiber, thereby affecting the carpet’s color. Bottom line, the longer a stain sits in the carpet, the longer it takes to get out. Your best bet is to call us as soon as you notice the stain.
- Work with Your Pets
If you’re a pet owner, train yourself and your pets to practice clean habits. For example, clean your dog’s paws after going for a walk and provide consistent potty breaks to reduce the number of accidents.
- Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned
A vacuum can only do so much. In contrast, the truck-mounted, hot-water extraction equipment we use at NEW Solid Surface Cleaning provides powerful wash and rinse capabilities. Our cleaning system removes deep dirt, carpet stains, and allergens. We recommend professional carpet cleaning every 6-18 months, depending on your carpet’s wear and tear. A home with kids and pets typically requires more frequent cleaning than a home with adults only.
Keep Carpets Looking Good
When you think about it, carpets take up a lot of space in a room and are highly visible. Additionally, carpets serve as a durable backdrop for furniture and a comfortable surface for everyday living. To keep your carpeting looking and performing at its best, follow the four carpeting cleaning tips we provided. These pointers will help you maintain a healthy carpet for years to come.
Contact Randy at NEW Solid Surface Cleaning
How long has it been since you had your carpets professionally cleaned? NEW Solid Surface Cleaning is Green Bay and Pulaski’s floor cleaner to trust. We’ve built a 5-Star reputation (based on nearly 100 reviews) for great customer service and high-quality floor cleaning. Call Randy at 920-604-3773 or send a message to schedule your carpet cleaning appointment today.