Keeping Your Carpet in Great Shape

The new carpets have been installed they look, and feel, great.  No eating, no playing, no shoes, no pets on the carpet because you want to keep them looking and feeling like new.  But is this really possible?  Of course not. 

Regular maintenance and care of your new carpet will keep it looking great for years to come, despite the wear and tear from your family.  One of the biggest tricks to keeping your new carpet in great shape is regular vacuuming.  This will remove any dirt and grit before it becomes embedded in the carpet fibers.  If the area experiences heavy traffic, vacuum two or three times each week.  For areas with less traffic, a weekly pass through with the vacuum will suffice.

Inevitably your new carpet will experience a spill.  Addressing the spill immediately is the best route for removing it.  For liquids, dab the area with a towel or cloth to remove as much of the liquid as possible.  Then use a spot treatment designed for rugs. 

While vacuuming is great for removing the everyday dirt that accumulates in your home, rugs still need a good shampooing occasionally.  This heavier duty cleaning will ensure that there is no dirt or dust hidden deep in the carpet fibers. 

There are many products out there for shampooing your home’s rugs on your own, from spray-on foam cleaners to wet shampoos.  However, the best method is to treat your carpets to a professional carpet cleaning.  The industrial equipment that comes with this professional service will ensure that your rugs are kept feeling and looking great.

Another often overlooked key to extending the life of your carpets is to redistribute the weight on the carpet over time.  Consider moving the couch just an inch to the left every month or so, and then back again.  This will make a big difference in keeping your carpet in great shape.

Treating your carpets to a little TLC from day one will keep them in top shape for years to come.