Want to know how we would keep our carpets looking new and fresh? Here are ten tips that really make your carpet stay in great shape. It’s not as hard as you think.
1. Vacuum often, vacuum right
A clean carpet begins with vacuuming regularly. That means more than just running a Hoover over the carpet once or twice a month. Use the crevice attachments to get dirt and dust from around the room. Vacuum the entire space horizontally, and then again vertically. The more times you run it over the surface, the more dirt it removes.
Don’t let the bag get more than half full or it won’t work as efficiently. It’s also not a race. Vacuum slowly so it has the chance to pick up all the dirt embedded below the surface to the carpet. Finally, adjust the height, so it works just right for your floor.
2. An extra layer helps your carpet go the extra mile
Those high foot traffic areas in your home take a beating on a daily basis. Consider laying down a decorative rug to prevent premature wear on your carpet. Area rugs are a great way to brighten a room and display your unique style. They can also help you cover up a worn spot and prolong your need to install a new carpet.
Heavier rugs are less likely to bunch and create tripping hazards. Using a carpet pad can also help keep your new rug in place.
3. Have a spill? Clean it quick.
Time is crucial when it comes to cleaning up a mess. Don’t waste a minute when something spills onto your carpet. The secret is to dab, not scrub. Rubbing the spill just pushes the particles down further into the carpet threads. Each type of mess requires a different strategy. Know what works best for your current problem. It might be hydrogen peroxide, dish soap or other types of cleaning supplies. We also share our strategies to help you attack the most stubborn stains.
4. Wipe your feet and take off those shoes
Take your shoes off at the door. Any dirt trapped in the sole of your shoes will be ground into the fibers of your carpet. Your shoes can also be very abrasive and breakdown the surface. Furthermore, shoes pick up all sorts of different substances that you certainly don’t want in your home and stuck in your carpet.
5. Conduct the occasional room redesign
Plush carpets are great for filling a room with warmth and comfort. However, when you move your sofa after a few years, the damage is done. Rearranging a room takes time, effort and planning, but it protects your carpet from indentations that are impossible to remove. Rugs can also help with any major dents from heavy furniture.
6. Stretch it out.
In addition to being unsightly, those ripples in the carpet can limit the lifespan of the surface. Humidity, moving heavy furniture or even an incorrect installation can cause your carpet to buckle. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away. In fact, it will only get worse over time and may lead to your carpet creasing. The good news is SoonerCarpet can stretch it back out. into place. Have questions about this process? We can answer them. (linking back to stretching blog).
7. Apply stain resistant products
No surface is truly stain resistant, but some products can help you clean up messes a bit easier. Some carpets are created to be stain resistant, but that factory protection diminishes over time and especially in the traffic areas. There are also protectants, which can be applied to all carpets at any time. for regular carpets. Carpet protectors like Scotchgard help prevent dirt and liquids from absorbing into the fibers as quickly. It can also prevent fading from sunlight. This is a good option to help you prevent long term damage to your carpet.
8. Install curtains or blinds
We are in the midst of a hot summer, and the sunlight can do more than just warm up your house. The carpet may be your favorite color, but those UV rays can cause it to fade in splotchy areas around your windows. Install curtains that block the sunlight during the morning and evening hours to protect the surface from direct light. You can also use window tinting that blocks any UV rays.
9. Change out the air filters
The fibers in your carpet grab all the dust and dirt near it. If your air filter isn’t working efficiently, then your carpetwill work overtime. That means it is bad for your air quality and your carpet. Change your air filters often to keep dust and dirt out of your floor.
10. Take time for a deep clean or just call us!
Nothing quite does the job like a good deep clean. It is possible to rent equipment and do the job yourself, but hiring a professional has its perks.Our experience and superior equipment makes our cleaning ability much greater. We treat your carpet like our carpet every time we visit. Call us at 405.329.8999 to ask us how we can help your carpet look like new.