If you have ever purchased a new carpet, you know how expensive it can be. A carpet is an investment and with proper care, a good carpet should last you about ten years. This could be shocking to you if you already have noticed some wear on your carpet. With pets, children and other accidents, a carpet is bound to become dirty at some point. Sometimes a stain could be easily removed or sometimes it damages the carpet permanently. We have some strategies for you to set in place so that you can prevent stains and ultimately save you money in the long run. We want to help you keep your carpet as long as possible.
Treat your carpet with a protectant
Applying a stain resistant treatment or a protectant will help to prevent stains. This protectant wont prevent all stains but it will surely protect your carpet and make stains easier to remove. Many new carpets feature a stain protectant, but it is in your best interest to have a professional apply the resistant for you. The small cost of having a professional apply the resistant will prevent you from having to purchase an entire new rug after a bad stain.
Vacuum and Clean Regularly
The reason carpets become damaged so quickly is because it is easy for dirt and debris to become trapped in carpet. Vacuuming regularly will prevent dirt from getting caught in the carper. It will also help to remove stains and dirt you may not be able to see but will become evident over time. We recommend vacuuming at least once a week, if not every few days. A lot of people fail to do so, but having a professional cleaning service to clean your carpet is recommended at least once or twice or year. By having a professional service deep clean your carpets regularly, you will be guaranteed a longer lasting carpet.
Prevent Carpet Damage as Much as Possible
Accidents are unavoidable, and they happen to everyone. If you could prevent stains as much as possible, you should do so. Require your family and visitors to remove their shoes before entering your house. Shoes carry dirt, mud and germs. By enforcing people to remove their shoes, you will keep your carpet fresh and clean (and prevent frequent cleaning!) Enforce rules that keep food and drink out of rooms other than the kitchen. Most stains come from a spill of some sort of liquid, by keeping all liquid out of the room, you are able to prevent spills from occurring. If you have pets, make sure they are dry before entering the house. If its raining outside or the ground is wet, keep them on a porch or wipe them down until they are dry.
Owning a home is expensive as it is. It is important to stay up to date on your carpet cleaning so you don’t have to replace your carpet as often. Keeping your carpet clean will be appreciated by you and your family and any visitor that comes into your home!