Carpets are a long term investment. This is perhaps why it is essential to make sure that your carpets enjoy a long life, and remain new forever.
Here are a few tried and tested ways which would surely boost the lifespan of your carpets. Check out.
Regularly vacuum your carpet
Make it a point to vacuum your carpets at least 2-3 times a week. It helps to remove the dirt, dust, bugs, and allergens which stick to the carpet on a daily basis. Also, make sure to dust the furniture before the vacuuming process, then move them aside and vacuum the carpet.
Always make sure to set the correct pressure level while using a vacuum cleaner. This is important because a high level of vacuum pressure level won’t pull in enough dust particles, on the other hand, a too low pressure may damage the carpet and the machine as well.
React immediately to the spills and spots
The longer the time for which the sediment material or a spill sits on your carpet, the stronger it sticks and gets absorbed. Never scoop out the solid portion, instead use a scraping action to remove all the solid particles directly to a towel. Then, spray some water on the affected area and gently place a towel over it, and allow the spilled material to get absorbed in the towel. In case the spot is stronger, use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean it.
Remove your shoes inside the house/room
When you walk into the rooms with your shoes on, the dirt and the mud particles stick to the carpet. This makes it extremely dirty and the carpet eventually starts to lose its shine and freshness. So, make sure to keep your shoes and slippers outside the room and walk bare foot on the carpet. This helps in maintaining the life of the carpet material.
Be careful with the pets in the house
Pets like a cat or a dog often shed a lot of hair, contributing to a lot more dirt, allergens and debris to the carpet. Young or untrained pets can introduce urine and other foul smelled materials on the carpet. Such strains usually require enzyme treatment or an organic cleaning agent. So, always keep a bottle of organic cleaning agents if you have pets in the house in order to avoid an accidental mess.
Deep cleaning on a regular basis is necessary
This is the best way to boost the life of your carpet or the rug. Give your carpet a hot water extraction cleaning at least once a year or once in every 6 months. You may hire a professional cleaning company as well, for this task.
So, just follow the above mentioned simple ways and your carpet will surely last long. However, if your carpet is already dirty, it is the time to hire a professional carpet cleaning company.