Carpets are focal points of every room and draw a lot of attention of visitors towards them. And no matter how much you work on the interiors or decors, not giving enough attention to their regular care will always come back haunting you. With unkempt or dirty carpets, you will end up making the entire room look shabby and also inviting a variety of health issues for and your family members.
However, this doesn’t mean that you will keep replacing the carpets. A single carpet takes years to degrade. So, if you are somehow concerned about the environment or wish to reduce your carbon footprint, replacements will not be the right move. Of course, I understand that your carpets will age over time but there are myriad of ways that will help you extend the life of your carpet and make up for such a cost-effective investment.
If you are wondering what they are, then keep reading further.
- Invest in a Quality Carpet and Padding
Different types of materials have different resistance to dirt and foot traffic. They differ in terms of fiber, density, texture, and weight and require unique cleaning processes. Some are even incorporated with advanced micro-technology to resist mold and stains. Plus, good quality padding makes the floor more comfortable while allowing more suction into the carpets for dust removal.
- Lay Down Walk-Off Rugs or Mats
The dirt you bring from outside is spread in the complete home if it is not cleaned from the first step you take inside. So, it makes all sense to put your initial leap on the mats (on the doorways) when you enter. Also, place a few on common or high traffic areas such as dining tables, couches, and beds to wipe your soiled feet and keep the rest of the carpet area protected.
- Vacuum Regularly
with a high-quality vacuum cleaner at least once a week is a great way to keep it looking fresh and clean. For the heavy traffic areas, you need to do it at least twice a week. That will suck out all the dirt, allergens, bugs, and other debris trapped inside your carpet that has been harming its fibers and eventually slows down ageing.
- Treat Stains Immediately and Appropriately
One of the best ways to extend the new look of your carpets is to clean the spills and stains quickly. If you don’t react to them at the earliest or let them sit for long, the stains will cause irreparable damage to the carpet fibers. Also, it is crucial to what kind of cleaning technique you use. Experts recommend using blotting trick instead of madly scrubbing or rubbing.
- Contact the Professionals
The tricks as mentioned above won’t help you alone. You will need a more dedicated approach, something like contacting a professional. They will give steam cleaning or hot water extraction cleaning as required for the best results every year and significantly prolong your carpet’s life.