4 Basic Ways to Keep Carpet Fresh
Tips to keeping carpet fresh
Carpet is at its finest when it is fresh and clean. The problem is it doesn’t seem easy to keep carpet that way. Actually, it’s very easy, you just have to pay attention to it. A few basic maintenance techniques, along with some effort from you and you’ll keep carpet fresh at all times.
Here are your basic carpet maintenance tips:
No Shoes Rule
Some homeowners enforce the rule of taking shoes off at the front door before walking throughout the house. On the other hand, some homeowner’s roll their eyes at that rule. It’s a rather wise rule if you think about it. Why take the risk of dirt or mud tracking through your McKinney, TX house?
The more shoes that walk through the more dirt that piles up, and all it takes is one muddy shoe to compromise the integrity of your perfect carpet. If you truly care about your carpet, consider adopting and enforcing the NO SHOES rule.
Vacuuming is your best friend when it comes to carpet. It’s easy, it’s productive and it’s rewarding. The amount of times you vacuum your carpet depends on the amount of foot traffic your carpet deals with. With regards to bedroom carpet, once a week should suffice. Carpet in the hallway; however, should be vacuumed at least twice a week if you want it to stay in good condition.
Oh, and when we say vacuum, we mean one that you steer and control. Self-operating vacuums, such as roombas, won’t place the necessary amount of pressure on carpet to do an effective job.
Deep clean at least once a year
A once-a-year thorough cleaning is recommended. You can do all the vacuuming in the world, but that still won’t compare to a deep cleaning. Buy or rent yourself a deep cleaner, or contact a professional carpet cleaning company. The pros will be able to transform your carpet to near perfection. You won’t regret it! For special circumstances, in which you have even more foot traffic than usual, consider two deep cleanings in the year.
Clean stains IMMEDIATELY
Carpet does not handle liquids well. It can survive water, but that’s about it. Any other spill and your carpet is in trouble. The trick is cleaning any and all spills right away. If you allow a spill to sink in and dry then you’ll be staring at a carpet stain for the rest of your carpet’s existence. If you catch the stain early, the cleaning process has a high success rate.
There are plenty of carpet cleaning solutions that you can create from random substances laying around your McKinney, TX house. Just remember, they will only work if you clean the stain IMMEDIATELY.
Now that you know how to keep carpet fresh, maybe you are ready to purchase it. If so, give Floors Touch a call at (214) 326-0100. If carpet is not for you, we also have plenty of hardwood and tile styles in stock. Visit our website—www.floorstouch.com—or our store to view our selection. Also, check out our blog for additional helpful flooring input.
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