Carpet Cleaning Tips
Below are some carpet cleaning tips that will increase the life of your carpet.
Give your carpet a longer life with these simple tips.
Rearrange your furniture - By moving your furniture, you change the traffic patterns in your house. Carpet is worn down faster where people walk, so it's a good idea to shake it up every once in a while.... kind of like rotating your car tires.
Dirt wears down the fibers in your carpet, shortening their life and hurting their appearance. Consider making it a habit not to wear shoes in your house. This can do wonders for the looks of your carpet, not to mention less of a cleaning burden.
Place area rugs in high traffic areas
In areas where carpet is worn down faster, area rugs can be used to help protect your carpet.
Shampoo your rugs at least once a year
It's a good rule of thumb to shampoo your rugs about once a year.
Clean Spills quickly
Treat spills quickly so that you can avoid the carpet being stained. If you have kids, teach them the proper procedure for cleaning up spills.
Snip loose threads
Remove any loose threads with scissors.
Designate Eating Areas to avoid dirt in other parts of the house
Spills can introduce oils into your carpet that attract dirt and lead to a dingy looking carpet. To avoid this, always eat in the kitchen, or in an uncarpeted area.
A cleaner carpet has a much longer, more beautiful life. Hope these tips help extend the life of your carpet.
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