One of the best ways to ensure that you get the longest life possible from your carpets is proactive care with preventive maintenance. There are a number of steps you can take in the regular care of your carpet to help prolong its life and keep it looking new for years to come.
Minimize outside dirt tracked in.
The best way to keep outside dirt out of your carpet is to leave shoes at the door. The biggest source of soil to your floor is outside soil tracked in on the souls of shoes. To keep the dirt from your shoes out of your carpet employ a no shoes policy in your home. If you like to keep your shoes on you can drastically reduce soil tracked in by placing good quality mats at the entrances to your home. Be sure to clean these mats often or they can become a source of extra soil rather than a soil deterrent.
Use a Good Carpet Pad
A quality [ad under your carpet will add comfort and durability to your carpet. Before choosing a pad check the warranty of your carpet to be sure it will not void the warranty.
Move Heavy Furniture
To avoid permanent pile crushing move heavy furniture on a regular basis. This doesn’t have to require a complete rearranging of your room although that can bring new life to the design and feel of your room. All that needs to be done is a slight move a couple of inches in either direction to get the furniture off of the current spot it sits on your carpet. If you are moving furniture across the room protect the carpet by laying down cardboard.
Reduce Direct Sunlight
Close window coverings to reduce the amount of time your carpet is exposed to direct sunlight to prevent fading.
Deep Clean Regularly
Deep cleaning will keep your carpet looking new and prolong the life of your flooring. It is recommended you have your carpets professionally cleaned every six to twelve months depending upon the traffic in your home. For the best eco-friendly deep carpet cleaning give All Kleen a call.