Immediately Remove Stains:
Too many people make the huge mistake of allowing stains to reside on their carpets too long after they occur. Always ensure you clean the carpet once wine spills or a child uses a colored marker on the floor. Stains can be harder to remove the longer that they are left, which requires that you clean it up as soon as possible. Research the type of spill on Google that needs to be cleaned to ensure that you use the right type of products. You’ll definately need to consider the type of carpet that is used when applying the cleaning solution so it’s always a good idea to test a small area that won’t be seen.
Use Carpet Runners
Carpet runners will always enhance the style of your interior setting and will add visual appeal to your floors. Use good carpet runners in areas of high traffic to preserve the quality of the carpet and allow it to continue looking amazing over time. Add runners in hallways, close to the front door, and near bathrooms. The carpet runners will catch any dirt or grime and will prevent it from transferring over to the carpet.
Take Off Shoes
For many reasons it is good practice to require your family members, friends and guests to take off their shoes once they enter the home each day. Prohibiting shoes on the carpet will prevent oil and dirt from accumulating in the fibers of the material and will add extra years to the carpets overall life span. Oil that accumulates in the carpet will also attract more dirt and can make it harder to clean with permanent stains that develop. It’s a good idea to have a shoe rack by the front door and hang a sign up to remind your family, friends and guests to come into the home without their shoes on.
Use Professional Carpet Cleaners
Always hire professionals to clean your carpets with high-end tools and equipment that will make the floors look as good as new again. The carpets can be deep cleaned once or twice a year to maintain their quality and remove stains or dirt that has accumulated. You’ll also want to use a high-end vacuum cleaner that has a good amount of suction. Look for a product that has a HEPA filter, which will prevent the dirt that is sucked up from escaping and getting back into the air.
Professional cleaners will also remove mold that has formed in the carpets due to moisture. Removing mold will protect your family’s health and will also improve the quality of the carpets. You’ll need to keep the humidity levels lower in your home throughout the year to prevent mold from growing in the future.
Use Carpet Underlay
Consider investing in carpet underlay, which will absorb stains, spills, and dirt. Relying on carpet padding to take all of the abuse will prevent the carpets from looking dingy and worn. The carpet underlay should be replaced each time that you install new carpet.
By cleaning your carpets and maintaining the material, you can improve the air quality of your home and feel proud to show off your floors. You’ll save money by prolonging the lifespan of the carpet and allowing it to look new with the right practices that are implemented.
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