Over time, your beautiful carpeting may begin to show signs of wear and tear. Among the most common indications of an older carpet is graying from dirt exposure throughout the years. This issue may require professional carpet cleaning, as a standard vacuum may not do the trick. The following will explain how this problem develops and what you can do to prevent it.
Why Is Your Carpet Graying?
Foot traffic causes carpet fibers to become scratched, especially in pivot points in hallways or in front of furniture such as chairs and couches. This results in dry dirt and debris sinking further into the fibers and becoming trapped in your carpeting. You’ll most likely notice graying in areas of your home where your family and guests travel frequently, such as doorways and halls.
How Can You Treat It?
Regular carpet cleaning and spot treatments can help, but if the damage has already been done, our carpet tech can only clean it the best they can. It may even still have that dull gray look which in the industry is called “traffic lane gray”. Imagine a piece of plexi glass, on one side scratch it up with a piece of sand paper and leave the other side untouched. Now clean it. Even though both sides are new, one side looks new and the other looks dull. That is because light reflects off the scratched side differently. If your carpet is clean and is still dull then you have a clean carpet but dull in appearance. Contact the experts for a professional steam cleaning appointment to get a deeper clean.
What Can You Do to Prevent It?
Regular maintenance is key to preserving the color and integrity of your carpets. Professional carpet cleaning companies recommend that you vacuum high traffic areas of your home at least three to four times per week. You can also place runners and area rugs in high traffic areas, as these are easier to remove and clean separately. Remember to reapply a carpet protection solution once per year as well.
Keep your home looking fresh and beautiful with carpet cleaning services from Spring Cleaners. For over 25 years, they have provided carpet, upholstery, and rug maintenance services to clients throughout Dawsonville, GA. Call (706) 216-3302 to schedule a carpet cleaning appointment and request an estimate. Visit them online to learn more about their commercial and residential services.