Carpeting can be a serious investment for your home. Not only does it look great, but it can add comfort to any room. However, it comes with many risks, particularly if you have children and animals. Keeping your carpets clean can help improve their lifespan significantly, which is why we’ve put together these tips on how to keep your carpets looking great.
One of the best ways to keep carpets clean and prevent too much wear is to install a no-shoe rule. Many other countries keep shoes out of the home as a matter of hygiene, and it’s about time Americans started to catch on. Think of all the dirt and grime you walk through on a daily basis, there’s no way you want that dragged through your home and on your carpets. Because of the hard tread of shoes, they also will cause excessive wear to your carpets that can easily be avoided.
Vacuuming often and effectively is one of the next most important factors to longer lasting carpets. Some experts suggest vacuuming up to three times a week for optimal cleanliness. This ensures that dirt, dander, and shed hair is removed regularly rather than getting ground into your rug. For a deeper clean that addresses odors, sprinkling baking soda over the carpets before vacuuming at least once a week will keep them smelling fresh. With these tips in mind, your cleaning routine is only as good as your vacuum. Make sure that the unit you have is powerful enough for your carpeting and ensure that it is kept clean and emptied regularly.
Even with regular vacuuming, your rugs can get grungy due to everyday use. Twice a year it is a good idea to rent or hire a deep cleaning service to ensure that as much dirt and grime is removed as possible. By having a proper deep clean performed, you can ensure that your carpeting will last as long as possible!
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