Protect Your Carpet Between Cleanings

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Flooring can be an expensive investment that you’ll want to protect. Finding the right carpeting for your home can make spaces feel inviting and relaxing. After the new carpet charm wears off and time goes on, you may find your carpeting dirty and dingy. But, there are things you can do to keep your carpets looking newer and fresher all year round and in between routine professional carpet cleanings.

Shoes

It’s customary when entering someone’s home to remove your shoes. Did you know that this practice could cause adverse wear on your carpet? Carpet fibers easily collect debris, pollen and dirt, as well as, oils and moisture. Over time sweat and oil from your feet can damage the carpet fibers, it’s best to wear clean socks or rubber soled shoes, like slippers around your home. Shoes will track in dry dirt and debris but can be easily vacuumed up.

Spills & Scrubbing

It’s inevitable to avoid spills and stains on your carpeting. That’s why when a spill occurs, it’s important to take the right approach and method to remove the liquid and prevent staining and damage. The natural instinct is to scrub the liquid in an effort to quickly remove the spill, however, scrubbing can cause the carpet fibers to untwist and fray. Additionally, scrubbing can force the moisture to penetrate deeper into the carpeting or padding. The best method for cleaning spills is to take a clean cloth and blot the spot to soak up the moisture.

Cleaners

If a stain occurs, blotting excess liquid or vacuuming the debris will help clean the surface. Using a cleaning solution safe for your carpeting can help lift staining out of carpet fibers. Before using any cleaning solutions on your carpeting, you’ll want to test the cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area. Pick an area hidden from view to test the solution, this way if staining or damage occurs, it’s in a small contained space. A certified carpet cleaning professional may be able to access the damage and reverse the staining from improper cleaning solutions.

Vacuuming

Keeping your carpet vacuumed and cleaned with help reduce the buildup of dust and debris. However, over vacuuming can cause the fibers to wear down and leave your carpeting looking tattered. You should vacuum at least once a week in light traffic areas of your home and two to three times a week for high traffic areas. For best results, vacuum the wall where dust and debris settles will help keep your carpet clean and improve air quality.

Allergens

As mentioned previously, carpet fibers collect and build up debris. Not only can this leave your carpet looking dingy, but it can poorly affect the air quality of your home. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, regular dusting and cleaning can help alleviate these symptoms.

It’s recommended to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year. However, high traffic areas with stains, wear and odor can all be indications that you may need to have your carpet professionally cleaned more often. Regular carpet cleanings can help prolong the lifespan of your carpeting, call Excel Eco Clean in Toledo today to schedule carpet cleaning services today.