Start your summer off with clean carpets (and keep them that way)! We have some great tips for you this summer whether you’re hosting a cookout, keeping up with a kid’s pool party or enjoying a night in with a movie. Here’s how to keep your carpet just as great as you feel this summer.
1. Vacuum regularly. While this may be obvious, it’s important to vacuum at least once a week especially in heavily trafficked areas. In the areas most used vacuum in a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes. Make it a goal to spend extra time every few weeks and clean around baseboards and hard to reach places with a smaller tool.
2. Rearrange the furniture. Keeping furniture in one place for a long period of time allows only certain walkways, unevenly distributing the wear and tear on the carpet. By changing the position of your furniture occasionally you open up new walking space and invoke your inner designer by creating new ways to reconfigure your space. Also be aware of how you handle the furniture as you move, don’t push heavy objects across the carpet – always lift it off the ground.
3. Replace damaged sections of your carpet. Damage is sometimes unavoidable, but it can be replaced from the original carpet remnant. Do this in a timely manner to prevent further damage to the rest of the carpet.
4. Treat your carpet stains as soon as possible. The longer the stain remains untreated the harder it is to remove. Contact us if you have a particularly difficult one and stay tuned for next week’s post about how to remove and treat specific carpet stains!