Last week we wrote about how to clean your carpet using household methods, today we thought it was a good idea to give you some hints and tips on how to keep your carpet looking good. There’s no getting away from the fact that a clean carpet lasts longer, so hey…by following some of these tips you could also be saving yourself a whole load of money as well!
Vacuum your carpet regularly
Okay, so you probably already do this, but just how regular is ‘regularly’ supposed to be? As a rule of thumb carpets that have little wear (eg, no children, no pets and limited footfall) can probably be vacuumed once every two weeks. Carpets that have medium wear (eg, those that are placed in a lounge or bedroom in homes with one or more adults, but no pets) should be vacuumed thoroughly once every week. Finally, carpets that are used as thoroughfares or in homes that have a combination of children and/or pets need to be vacuumed two-three times a week and sometimes every day. By doing this it prevents the vast majority of debris from settling into your carpet fibres.
Keep surrounding floors clean too
It’s no good keeping your carpets spotlessly clean when your kitchen tiled floor is a combination of dust, pet hairs and food particles. Transferring the dirt from your tiled or linoleum floors to your carpet is easy to do as it can be tracked through on unsuspecting feet, especially when it’s the type of flooring that doesn’t show dirt easily. Therefore a quick sweep once or twice a week is going to keep your tiled or linoleum flooring cleaner, while protecting your carpet too.
Watch your bare feet on carpets
There’s nothing more comforting than squishing your bare feet in between layers of soft carpet (or maybe that’s just me!). However even though your feet are clean they contain natural oils which can rub off into your carpet and then become a magnet for dirt. Instead, socks, slippers or shoes are the way to go …as long as they’re clean of course!
Get it professionally cleaned
Finally, look at getting your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year. It might not be as expensive as you think because if you have a clean carpet anyway, then it won’t take much to get it to an ‘as new’ state. By keeping it in tip top condition, you’ll have a carpet you can be proud of for many years to come.
If you want to find out more about what you can do to look after your carpet then check out our website at www.carpetcleaningkings.com.au where you can find a wealth of information to hep you. Alternatively if you’d like to speak to us about getting your carpets professionally cleaned then contact us on to make a booking on 1300 7000 75 today.