Did you recently install new carpets? Or are you looking for ways to prevent carpet damage and extend the life of your older carpets? When you want to maintain the life of your home’s carpets there are a few steps you can take. Carpet can become stretched out, develop holes, bald spots and soiling. To prevent stains and other damages to the carpet, Carpet Care 2000 will share what steps you can take to extend the life of your home’s carpets.
Carpet Protector Mats, Rugs & Runners
One of the first types of carpet damage to occur is wear patterns due to high foot traffic. High foot patterns will cause flattened pathways in the carpet which is often accompanied with soiling. High foot traffic literally thins out the carpet over time. To reduce the effects of high foot traffic damage on your home’s carpet, it is often recommended to use rugs. Using rugs in hallways and in the living room often helps to reduce soiling and thinning of the carpet. The rugs also help to prevent the carpet from getting dirty as the rugs will capture much of the dirt that tracks into the home. Additionally, have door mats at every exterior door to reduce the amount of dirt that comes deeper into the home.
Enforce No shoes on Carpets in House Rule
Another easy way to reduce carpet damage to the carpet is by never wearing shoes on the carpet. Shoes bring in dirt and much more. Additionally, shoes with rough treads, or high heels can damage the carpets. Shoes bring in debris and dirt that gets trapped in the carpet pile. People also tend to dig the shoes’ tread into the carpet when they walk, stand up, or play on the carpet. Consider having a shoe rack by the door to help remind the household members to take their shoes off at the door.
Move Heavy Furniture on Carpet with Sliders & Use Pads to Protect Carpets
To prevent stretching or rippling from occurring on the carpet, never drag heavy furniture or objects across the carpet. Yes, sometimes you may need to move the couch over a little bit to vacuum underneath it. However, dragging furniture across carpet can cause stretching and even rips and tears in the carpets. When furniture needs to be moved, have someone help pick up the furniture. In addition, it is recommended to prevent indents and holes in the carpets, use furniture pads to help protect the carpet. Many people will also use coasters or old carpet pieces for pads.
Carpet Stain Repellent
As stains can be impossible to prevent, most homeowners will rush to clean stains as they occur. While it is essential to clean stains and spills quickly, vacuuming the carpet weekly can help combat stains while using stain repellents. A professional carpet cleaning service often provides stain repellents. A stain repellent doesn’t completely stop spills or stains from seeping into the carpet, but they do provide the homeowner with more time and better success in preventing a stain from occurring. For households with pets and smaller children, stain repellents are highly recommended.
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By using these carpet care tips, combined with regular professional carpet cleaning services, your home’s carpet can last years longer. For quality carpet cleaning and more, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.