Taking care of your home involves a lot of work - and we’re not just referring to your flooring, but that’s obviously a huge part of it. Placing flooring in your house is undoubtedly expensive - no matter the material (tile, wood, laminate, or carpet). With such an investment, you likely want to take good care of it! Unfortunately, many homeowners either don’t know how to or are misinformed. So today, we’re going to dive into the details of caring for and maintaining that fresh, new carpet look.
First Step: Minimize Dirt and Debris
It’s easy to leave your shoes on from outside and track dirt all through the house - many, many people do it, you probably see your kids do it all the time! But, how can you minimize that dirt? The more dirt and debris that’s brought into your carpet fibers, the dirtier it becomes - but also, the more likely it is to become damaged. Reducing the amount of dirt tracked through the house does wonders for keeping your carpet clean and fresh.
A couple tips are to keep entry mats by the front door or even request that shoes be taken off before walking on the carpet. Without shoes, there shouldn’t be any dirt or debris nestling itself in your carpet fibers!
Second Step: Reduce Direct Sunlight
Direct sunlight can fade the color of your carpet or even cause it to turn yellow over time. It’s best to keep curtains over your windows if your carpeting is in a place where the sun hits it directly for extended periods of time. If not, then you don’t even have to worry!
Keeping your carpet clean is relatively easy; regularly vacuum (maybe even daily in high-traffic areas) spot treat, and immediately tend to stains.
Periodically, you’ll want a professional company to come out and give your carpets a good, thorough, deep cleaning so you know they’re well taken care of and are undoubtedly fresh - give us a call!