Carpet needs to be looked after to be preserved well. Maintaining a clean carpet is undoubtedly a great way to add to the overall appearance of your home, however in many cases that’s easier said than done. One the one hand it’s relatively easy to keep your carpet looking fresh – especially if you keep on top of it. However if you’ve suddenly become aware that your once vibrant carpet has turned a horrible shade of dull beige then it’s going to be beyond the realms of any amount of maintenance cleaning that you can carry out yourself. As such you’ll need to call in the professionals.
Assuming that your carpet hasn’t quite got to this stage, let’s take a look at some basic steps you can take to preserve the life of it and keep it looking like new.
Regular vacuuming is a sure fire way to make sure that any amount of dirt and debris doesn’t build up. When it does it gets compressed further down into the fibres which makes it impossible to remove by normal vacuuming alone. In addition the more your carpet gets walked on the compressed fibres act like sandpaper against the fibres of the carpet causing unnecessary wear and tear. With this in mind it pays to vacuum regularly to remove any surface dirt. How often this needs to be carried out depends heavily on how much use your carpet gets. Remember you can never over-vacuum a carpet but you can certainly under-vacuum one.
When it comes to those pesky spills and stains, speed is of the essence. You’ll need to be quick before the stain penetrates down into the carpet fibres. To remove – blot the area don’t rub it and if you’re using water, do so sparingly.
Removal of shoes
Let’s face it shoes bring in all sorts of debris and if someone is walking all over your carpet in their shoes, then you know exactly where all the dirt and debris is going to go. By opting for a no shoe policy you know that your carpet will remain dirt free for longer. If the no shoes rule is too difficult to enforce then you might want to place a door mat at the entrance where people can wipe their feet. Studies show that almost 90% of any dirt that gets brought in off people’s shoes is deposited on a mat when their feet are wiped. That’s 90% of dirt, soil, and debris that isn’t going to be deposited on your favourite carpet.
So there you have it – three simple steps you can take to make sure that your carpet remains clean. If you want to guarantee a clean carpet without all the hassle, or you feel it needs slightly more TLC than you can give it, why not call in the Carpet Cleaning Kings? We have the experience to give your jaded carpet a much needed makeover leaving it looking and feeling like new. Contact us on 1300 7000 75 and let us show you exactly what we can do for you.