Published On: Thu, Apr 16th, 2015

How To Protect Your Plush New Carpet

carpetEveryone loves that new, plush carpet feel. If only there was a way to make it last forever! While immortality might not be achievable for any carpet, there are some simple ways to keep that plush feeling for longer. Here are some tips for doing just that.

Professional Cleaning
This is a sure-fire way to give your carpets a thorough clean! There’s nothing worse than having your new plush carpet ruined by a nasty red wine stain or high traffic dirt. You can hire a DIY carpet cleaning machine and treat stains yourself, but, if you’re looking for an easier option, hire a professional carpet cleaner instead. They’ll do all the hard work of cleaning your carpets and removing stains. Professionals usually charge per square foot or by the room, but keep an eye out for special deals and packages. Some carpet warranties will require your floors to be professionally cleaned yearly. Even if you are not required to by warranty, a yearly clean will help maintain that plush feeling.

Vacuuming
So, how do you keep your carpet clean between professional visits? Vacuum. That boring chore is actually good for maintaining your carpets during the year. Ever notice when you rearrange your furniture it leaves light patches in your otherwise dark carpet? This dark appearance is caused by the build-up of dirt from everyday use. Regular vacuuming helps to reduce dirt particle build-up and will assist in maintaining your carpets between deep cleans.carpet1

Spot Treatment
Not all stains require professional treatment; some you can easily remove yourself. From mud to nail polish, you can get tips on removing a variety of stain types by checking out the website of a specialist carpet manufacturer like Stainmaster. Attending to stains immediately reduces the risk of them permanently damaging your carpet. Have a general spot cleaner ready to go for when disaster strikes next. Always remember to test a spot cleaner before use or you could do more damage to your carpet than good. It may not be a professional treatment, but it’s a great defence in maintaining your carpet.

Reduce Dirt
Prevention is always better than cure. Maintaining your carpet can be as easy as taking a few steps to reduce the dirt being brought into your home. Taking off your shoes will leave excess dirt at the door. Chair mats are another way to help reduce the amount of damage to your carpets. Rolling wheels or standard furniture legs can damage your carpets by digging into the fibres. Chair mats are available in a variety of styles from plastic to bamboo, and some even come with matching floor and desk mats. One of these under your chair will help prolong the life of your carpet and can bring a stylish touch to your room too.

Your carpet won’t last forever, but you can make it last longer. Share you tips and tricks that keep your carpets looking their best! If you have any home remedies for those tricky stains, please share those too!

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