Discover Carpet Care’s Carpet Cleaning Tips

Shoes Do Not Belong On Carpet

Shoes act as a barrier between your feet and the world. Everything you walk on outside your home deposits a small amount of debris onto the bottom of your shoes. Making a habit of remembering to ask family members and friends to take off their shoes when entering your home will help limit the amount of dirt and allergens that make their way onto your carpet. Removing your shoes also has the added benefit of reducing the damage caused to the carpet fibers when you walk on the carpet. It is also beneficial to wear socks when walking on carpet because our feet produce lots of oils that get transferred to the carpet’s fibers. Removing your shoes will help reduce carpet discoloration in between annual carpet cleaning.

Carpet And Food Are Not Friends

Limit where your family and friends consume food in the home. It may be tempting to have a snack or glass of wine while sitting on the couch but doing so drastically increases the likelihood of carpet stains. Do your best to limit eating to the kitchen and other tiled areas in the home. You’ll thank yourself when you don’t have to pay to get professional carpet cleaning for the red wine stain.

Pets And Carpet Do Not Mix

Try your best to limit the amount of time that cats and dogs spend in carpeted areas of your home. Cats and dogs are walking dirt, dust, and allergen magnets. Their fur will trap contaminants from when they go outside and deposit those contaminates on your carpet when they brush up against the carpet fibers. Not to mention that pet accidents are very difficult to clean and limiting the amount of time a pet spends on the carpet will reduce the chance of an accident. Pet accidents can be difficult to remove even with professional carpet cleaning!

The Importance Of Changing Things Up

Regularly change the position of furniture to prevent signs of carpet wear in high traffic areas. The pressure of people’s feet walking on the carpet damages the fibers over time. If you always walk on the same areas of your carpet the fibers in those areas will get damaged much more quickly and begin to look dull compared to other areas. Once the carpet fibers are significantly damaged there is nothing that can be done to repair them. For this reason, it is essential to change the position of furniture every so often so that you are not always walking on the same parts of your carpet.

A Vacuum is Your Carpets Best Friend

Vacuuming is the gold standard when it comes to regular carpet care. It is recommended that you vacuum carpets at least twice a month but once every week is even better. To be honest it really isn’t possible to vacuum too often and if you have allergies vacuuming will help significantly reduce the amount of allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and dust mite debris trapped in your carpet. Regular vacuuming will help keep your carpets looking their best. The only thing better is professional carpet cleaning.

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