Maintaining The Clean Carpet Look
Tips on keeping your residential carpets looking new for many years.
Are you frustrated that your carpets look nothing like they did when you first bought them? Probably, so are many other homeowners. Well, there are fortunately some things once can do to prevent carpet disasters as the one we have mentioned above.
Vacuuming is an essential step to keeping carpets clean. Many of us hate to vacuum yet are angered at the fact that carpets continue to get dirtier and dirtier. If you’re serious about maintaining your carpet, you need to do vacuum a minimum of once a week – not just when your carpet looks a bit dirty. You also want to take care of spills and messes right away. Allowing these to linger on your carpet for long could cause problems later down the road.
We touched on stains a bit in the above paragraph. What you have to understand is that stains need to be tended to promptly. Otherwise, they can remain in the carpet fibers and create an unsightly focal point. Anytime you see a fresh stain develop on your carpet, get a cloth on it and absorb the moisture. Some special solution for stains may assist in removing it from the fibers.
Even with regular vacuuming, carpets need a bit of some extra care. Shampoo is up to this task. Your carpets should be shampooed a minimum of two times a year, depending on what type of abuse your carpet has seen. If a family member constantly travels around the house with chemically-contaminated shoes and materials, it might be best to get your carpets shampooed more often. You can find a cleaning machine at most local stores – including your local grocery store. Make sure to keep your carpet vacant as it will remain wet for a few hours following the cleaning process. Placing some fans in the room should help expedite the process.