In eastern Idaho, the weather can be unpredictable, one minute the sun is shining and the next the rain is pouring down. If you have children or pets running in and out of your home this spells trouble for your carpets. Dirt and grime collect in the fibers of your carpets and when you mix that with water from the rain you have a serious mess. No matter how hard you try, life happens and it usually shows up on the carpet.
Here are some tips on extending the life of your carpet:
Vacuuming is not enough.
Even if we took the time to vacuum every single day, there would still be dirt and grime deep within our carpet fibers. It is important to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. High traffic areas, such as hallways and entryways should be cleaned more often. Carpet cleaning can help extend the life of your carpeting and reduce dust mites and allergens that are trapped in our carpets
Spot clean immediately to avoid stains.
Spills happen, but the sooner you react to the spot the lower the risk of it becoming a permanent stain. Clean up any solid items and blot up any liquid left behind. If a spill has the chance to soak into the carpet and carpet padding it will be increasingly more difficult to remove completely. If you have children, ask them to tell you about any spills as soon as possible to prevent stains from forming. Whenever possible keep all food and drinks in the kitchen to reduce the chances of a spill that could turn into a stain.
Rearrange the furniture.
If you leave the furniture in the same location for extended periods of time it will create a trail and there will be extra build up in the high traffic areas. By changing the walking areas in your home you can extend the life of your carpets. Periodically moving your furniture around also allows you to clean areas that haven’t seen the light of day since you purchased the furniture.
Call a professional cleaning crew regularly.
Your carpets require cleaning at least once a year to keep it looking like new. Do not try to clean it on your own, the carpet cleaner you buy at the store will leave a residue on your carpets which will attract dirt and allergens, causing the dirt to collect even quicker than it did before it was cleaned the first time.
Professional carpet cleaning companies, such as Restore Rite, will improve the appearance and feel of your carpets. Even your indoor air quality can improve with a professional carpet cleaning! Carpets act as large air filters and over time they collect dust, dirt, allergens, and other contaminants. Without a deep cleaning, all of those contaminants are allowed to re-enter the air you and your family breathe in. Professional carpet cleaners have equipment that can reach deep down into the carpet fibers and padding to remove 80% more of the contaminants than regular vacuuming can.