Carpet offers a range of benefits, including soft surfaces for children to play, but unfortunately traps a variety of allergens deep within its fibers. If you recently used carpet cleaning services to remove embedded dirt, dust, and other contaminants contributing to dingy floors and allergy flare-ups, there’s plenty you can do to make that wonderful cleanness last longer. Use these tips in between professional services to extend the life of the flooring and enjoy a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing home.
4 Carpet Cleaning Tips to Extend the Life of Your Investment
1. Vacuum Every Week
Vacuum high-traffic areas twice a week and the rest of your carpeting once a week to remove dirt and other pollutants. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove the most contaminants without affecting indoor air quality, and go over the carpet twice for the best results. Replace the filter every six months and change the vacuum bag regularly. Full bags decrease suction power.
2. Leave the Shoes at the Door
Get in the habit of leaving your shoes at the front door and have family members and friends do the same to keep as much dirt and bacteria off your carpets as possible. But don’t go barefoot either—walk around in house slippers or socks instead to avoid leaving dirt-attracting skin oils on your carpets.
3. Treatment For Spills
Deal with spills as quickly as possible. Blot the spill with paper towels to pull out as much moisture as possible then if there is a spot left from what had spilt use water and instead of rubbing it into the carpet fibers blot it. If the spot will not budge, call your carpet professionals to care for your carpet.
4. Use Runners in High-Traffic Areas
Add runner-style rugs to high-traffic areas to further protect your flooring in between professional carpet cleanings. Carpeted entryways, hallways, and kitchens are among the spaces typically benefiting from runners. Remember to vacuum both the runners and the underlying carpet to keep both in good condition.
Schedule professional carpeting cleaning services with Superior Cleaning, Inc. to enjoy a cleaner home with better indoor air quality. Specializing in 24/7 water extraction as well as tile and grout, rug, upholstery, and carpet cleaning, this locally owned company provides the midcoast region of Maine with reliable, customized solutions that guarantee 100% satisfaction. Call (207) 522-1419 today or review their services online.