So, you have cleaned your carpet & now it looks clean & smells great. Now you want to keep them looking good for as long as possible. So for this carpet maintenance is vital.
- Remove your shoes, Please!
Shoes are the main source of your carpets get dirty. Most outdoor pollutants that enter your home are walked in on shoes. Even though the soles may appear to be clean, they carry fine particles and oily substances that come in contact with your carpets. Request your family and guests to remove their shoes before coming inside. Just remind them that in many countries it is considered bad manners to wear shoes inside!
High heels should be strictly avoided on the carpet, as the sharp heels can catch on the carpet fibers, & you can fell down and can hurt your self. Most people are unaware that bare feet can also leave your carpet looking dull and dirty. Even if your feet look clean, they still have an oily sticky particle on them that leaves a residue on your carpet that will actually attract dirt. Using separate slippers and socks for home would be a great idea.
- Get a good vacuum cleaner:
Investing in a good quality vacuum cleaner and learning how to use and maintain it, is the first step in protecting your health and carpet.But there are so many vacuums in the market, how do you know which is the right one?
Dual Motors – An upright vacuum with dual motors is an ideal choice because it utilizes one motor for the vacuum and one to operate the revolving head, resulting in no loss of power.
Upright – Barrel vacuum cleaners will only provide suction and therefore only take off the surface dirt. An upright vacuum will have a revolving head or “beater” that will lift and separate the carpet fibers. This vibrating action allows dirt to be removed from deeper down in the pile.
HEPA Filter – Make sure it features a HEPA filter. This will retain 99.9% of what you pick up and stops it from being recirculated back into the air and into the carpet, or worse – into your lungs!
Wattage -You will need one that is powerful enough to pull the dirt from deep in the pile – not just clean the surface. The higher the wattage is, the more powerful the motor will be.
- Vacuum cleaning:
Vacuuming is the best & easiest thing you can do to extend the life of your carpet and keep your home safe with healthy air to breath. Regular vacuuming with a good quality cleaner will remove up to 80% of the contaminants that are living in your carpet.
Weekly vacuuming, at a minimum, is important to keep the levels of dust particles and allergens away. Remember to always vacuum against the natural direction of the pile of your carpet, as this will remove more pollutants, giving a better result.
- Keep the Sunshine Outside:
You might be thinking why so? Right.
The sunshine will kill bacteria and germs, but it will also damage your carpet.
The UV rays penetrating through your windows can distort colors and bleach patches of carpet that are continuously exposed. Dull colors are equally as affected as darker tones, and it usually doesn’t become evident until you next rearrange the furniture.
Reduce the impact of sun damage by installing and using blinds, curtains or awnings.
- Should use Rug Runners:
By using doormats at the entry point of your house, will be able to control some of the dust by entering the house.
To keep high traffic areas like hallways looking good, a mat or runner is excellent. These can reduce the wear on your carpet, can be changed easily and add a personal touch to your decor.
- Learn How To Care For Your Carpet:
You should learn how to clean up a spill is vital in the care of your expensive carpets. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions according to the type of carpet you have installed.
It is necessary to remove the spill quickly before it penetrates the pile and it is always best to call the experts, but there are a few basic things you can do at home until your carpet cleaning technician arrives: Work from the outer edge of the spill to the center, scooping up any excess
Use only plain white absorbent materials otherwise, you may find that colors are transferred to your carpet making the problem worse
Add a small amount of water to help soak up the spill
Keep blotting until no color is transferring to the absorbent material – it is important not to rub as rubbing will make the carpet look “fuzzy” and distorted and spread the stain further.
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