Your carpet is one of the first things people see when they enter your home, so you want to make sure it’s always looking its best. Taking care of your carpet isn’t difficult, but it does require some regular maintenance. Here are five tips to help you keep your carpets looking great:
5 Tips for Carpet Care
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The best way to keep your carpets looking new is to vacuum them regularly. At a minimum, you should vacuum at least once a week. If you have pets or children, you may need to vacuum more often.
Spot-clean spills immediately.
If something is spilled on your carpet, it’s important to clean it up right away. The longer a spill remains on your carpet, the more likely it is to stain. Blot the spill with a clean white cloth and then use cold water and a mild detergent to remove any remaining residue.
Have them professionally cleaned every 12 months.
Even if you vacuum regularly and spot-clean spills immediately, your carpets will still need to be professionally cleaned every now and then. We recommend having them cleaned at least once a year, but if you have pets or high traffic areas in your home, you may need to have them cleaned more often.
Protect your carpets from furniture legs.
Place felt pads under the legs of all your furniture to prevent premature wear and tear on your carpets. This is especially important for chairs and other pieces of furniture that get moved around often.
Take off your shoes before walking on carpeted areas.
This will help prevent dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your carpets in the first place. You can also place mats or rugs at all entrances to your home to help catch any dirt and grime before it has a chance to get on your carpets.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your carpets looking like new for years to come!