A clean carpet can add warmth and a comfortable feel to any home. Although it can be a bit tedious to keep a large area of carpeting clean, it is well worth the effort when all can enjoy it. By following a few easy steps, your carpet can look as fresh as the day it was installed. Maintain a spotless carpet with these tips.
Control Foot Traffic
There are many types of feet that crisscross around your carpeted floors on a daily basis. Everything from large business shoes, to baby feet, and even dog paws can all be found in any home. With each step, there is potential for dirt and stains to be ground into the fibers of the carpet. By controlling the amount of traffic, you can save your carpet from unwanted wear and tare. Section off areas where your dog, kids, and visitors are less likely to walk through and you will have a more presentable carpet to show.
One of the most damaging elements to a carpet can be a simple shoe. Repeated stepping over months and even years can cause the wearing down of carpet padding and eventually cause the exposure of underlying plastic. A simple solution is to set up a shoe rack at your door way or any other location where it is convenient for your family and guests, and have everyone remove their shoes and kindly place them in the rack.
Have a Spot Cleaner Handy
Spills are inevitable in any home. A home with carpeting can suffer more from such accidents as a carpet can quickly absorb liquids and runny substances and leave an unsightly stain. Since such blunders cannot be prevented altogether, having a quality spot cleaner can work wonders on any mishaps that might occur. Spraying and blotting a stain as soon as it is happens will increase the chances of it being completely removed before it can even be noticed or do damage to the carpet piling.
Mats Inside and Out
Often overlooked, floor mats can save your carpet from a messy situation. Rainy days, muddy grass, and troublesome pets can wreak havoc on your clean carpet. By having mats both inside and outside of all your doorways, your family and guests can remove any excess dirt before stepping onto your carpet. This can help prevent outdoor particles from causing a sticky situation.
Many of the dirt and allergens that live in carpets can go unseen. Vacuuming does not always seem like a priority until it becomes noticeable and by then it may be too late to save the appearance of your carpet. By vacuuming regularly you can prevent the build up of matter and remove it before it has a chance to even be detected. Also, the more often you vacuum the quicker it will be to do each time since there is less debris to pick up.
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