Posted on January 30, 2019
Carpets are expensive. The average cost to replace carpet comes in between $7-$12 per square foot. Homeowners seeking to extend the life of their carpets can follow these five simple steps to keep the carpet looking fresh and new.
1. Leave the shoes by the door
Trade shoes for slippers inside the home. This first tip is often overlooked, but it is the easiest way to keep your carpets looking new. Shoes collect all of the dirt and grime of the world and bring it into your home. Shoes also cause wear and tear on the carpet at a much faster rate than slippers. If this wasn’t enough, microorganisms can attach themselves to shoes. These germs, like E. Coli, can be tracked into the home and spread into every room in the house. Be sure to ask friends and family to remove their shoes as well.
2. Vacuum more often
Vacuuming your carpet doesn’t have to be a chore. Proper vacuum techniques can extend the life of your carpet by keeping it clean. When you vacuum, adjust the height and vacuum in both directions. Shifting the fibers of the carpet in multiple directions can loosen dirt and grime better than vacuuming in one direction. Remember to empty the bag regularly and go slowly. Set a regular schedule to vacuum, instead of waiting for the carpet to look dirty. Keep your carpet smelling fresh by sprinkling baking soda on the carpet before vacuuming.
3. Remember to deep clean
Whether you rent a steamer and do it yourself or hire a professional, make sure you perform a proper deep clean on your carpets twice a year. Deep cleaning the carpets has a variety of benefits. First, it can eliminate pollutants that vacuuming can’t reach. Dust mite infestations are microscopic particles that can only be destroyed through special techniques. Steam cleaning creates an environment which kills dust mites. Lastly, regular deep cleaning can prevent mold growth. All Brite Professional Cleaning Services can provide these services for you.
Life happens, so you should be prepared when it does. When a spill occurs, act quickly to prevent stains. Don’t rub the spill. Avoid causing further damage by dabbing the spot to collect moisture. Commercial carpet stain remover can get rid of the tough stains, but there are other tricks as well. Spilled wine and beer can be removed with club soda. Ice cubes will freeze gum and help release it from carpet threads. The longer a spill sits, the more likely it is to stain.
5. Use carpet protection
Rugs and mats are stylish ways to protect your carpet. Area rugs shield your carpet from spilled drinks, dropped foods, and even ultraviolet light. Using a rug also transfers the wear and tear from the carpet to an easily replaceable rug. Rugs and mats add more value than just looking great, they also extend the life of your carpet.
Protect your carpet and help it last as long as possible. Call All Brite Professional Cleaning at 1-863-382-0042 to schedule a consultation. All Brite offers more than just carpet cleaning. Schedule your appointment today for all of your cleaning needs.