How To Care For Your Carpets
It is proven that professional carpet cleaning can prolong the life of your carpets and keep them looking great for many years to come.
But there are also some steps you can take to keep on top of your carpet maintenance that will improve the results of regular professional cleaning.
Here are some simple tips to maintain the condition of your carpets and keep them clean for longer:
Stop dirt getting inside
It sounds obvious, but keeping dirt and debris outside so that it doesn’t get trapped in your carpet fibers is the fist step you should take.
Use good quality mats (inside and outside) and take shoes off before walking on the carpet.
This will minimize wear and tear and the flattened appearance so common in high traffic areas such as hallways and stairs.
Get into a routine of regularly vacuuming your carpets.
Invest in a decent quality vacuum and use it to tackle high traffic areas a couple of times per week and other rooms once per week. If you do this regularly, it takes far less time and your carpets will last so much longer.
Clean any spills quickly by using a high quality, gentle product that won’t cause further damage or “set” the stain. Avoid the common supermarket stain removers – we come across the damage they cause on a regular basis!
And remember: Blot, DON’T Scrub.
(We sell a safe and very effective stain remover – please do ask us about it.)
Most manufacturers recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 – 18 months (possibly a little more frequently if you have children and pets).
A professional hot water extraction (HWE) clean ensures that any ingrained debris is removed from the carpet fibers, which means there’s less abrasion when walking on them – helping them last many years longer.
A thorough clean will keep your carpets looking fantastic year round and also improve the quality of the air in your home – reducing allergic symptoms and making breathing easier.
Spills happen, no matter how careful you are.
And one of the most effective ways to ensure that a spill doesn’t become a permanent stain is to protect your carpets with a premium stain protector. It will act as a barrier, meaning most stains will sit on or the near the surface of the carpet, rather than seeping deep into the fibers.
This is best applied after the carpet cleaning process has been completed.