One of the most popular kinds of floors in a home is carpet… for so many reasons. Carpet can be found in all kinds of materials, colors, styles and textures, adding to a room color, warmth, texture and pattern. It’s important to protect your new carpet from the stains, spills, wear and tear that it’ll be subjected to. Properly caring for your carpet means prolonging its life.
Granted, it can be a real challenge to maintain your carpet. However, there are ways to do it. How so?
5 Ways to Improve the Life of Your Home’s Carpet
Don’t Place Carpet in Areas Where Traffic Is High
When it comes to carpeting a home, you need to consider what areas of the home to carpet and what not to carpet. For instance, you may want to avoid putting carpet down where a lot of people walk such as the front door, back door or bathrooms. Carpets are great for bedrooms, dens and living rooms, but they’re not ideal for doorways, as mud and dirt are often brought in from outside.
Regularly Vacuum Your Carpet
Make sure you vacuum your carpet at least once a week. After all, dirt and mud will get inside the home, regardless of how careful you are about getting dirt inside. Vacuuming is a great way in which to maintain the life of your carpet – it gets rid of the crumbs and dirt that fall onto it, reduces the effects foot traffic has, eliminates the allergens and decreases in the carpet dullness.
Apply Carpet Protector Spray
Along with vacuuming your carpet regularly, you should also use a carpet protector spray on your floor. This is especially worthwhile after you’ve had your carpet’s professionally cleaned. Be sure to re-apply the protector regularly especially on carpet that claims to be stain-resistant. The carpet’s protective layer tends to wear out as time passes.
Always test protector spray in an innocuous area of the carpet. You don’t want the entire carpet to be stained. These sprays are useful in keeping dullness at bay even as your carpet ages.
Immediately Remove Spots and Stains
It doesn’t matter how well you take care of your carpet, stains and spills are inevitable. The best thing you can do is remove the stain as soon as you can.
Hire A Carpet Cleaner
Although you can handle the daily maintenance of your carpet, sometimes it’s best to hire a professional to care for it. Pay a professional carpet cleaner to come in and give your carpet a deep clean to ensure the carpet’s quality and life is maintained.
It will take time to maintain your carpet, but you’ll be rewarded tremendously by having a carpet that looks and feels brand new for many years.