15 Jun How can you extend the life of your carpets
Each provident housewife is looking for different ways to keep her carpet in the condition it was bought as long as this is possible. And this is completely understandable – carpets are usually one expensive investment. At the same time, it is a well-know fact that any kind of chemical treatment significantly reduces its ‘life’ – the least thing that it could cause is decolouration and when cases are more drastic, such treatment could thin or destroy the strength of the carpet fibers.
Carpet Cleaning with a Vacuum Cleaner
Cleaning with a vacuum cleaner also could significantly damage the carpet, because in such a way, although it can not be tangibly noticed, fibers are easily thorn especially if you use more powerful devices. So you wake up one morning and you realize that this is not the carpet that you like – it is thinner, lost its bright colours, etc. What can you do in such case?
The best thing will be if you do not let your carpet reach this condition. And it does not mean to stop carpet cleaning it at all! It will be good to make it clear – you should use proven carpet cleaning practices to protect your carpet from serious and stubborn dirt. And which exactly these practices are, you will find out below. And just like all the tips so far, they are kindly provided by the professionals in carpets cleaning from Premium Carpet Cleaning, as we proudly called them and this is for a reason.
Carpet Cleaning & The Rules at Home
A peculiar ‘barrier’ should be present in front of each home door in the form of a practical mat. It is exactly the thing that will limit in significant extend the presence of sand particles, small pieces of dirt on the carpets at home. It is also good to have such type of mat also in front of the kitchen door. In such a way when you go out of the kitchen where you cook and eat, you will not worry that you will spread spices and food leftovers in the other rooms. The ideal thing will be if your mat is made of coconut fiber, its length is to be at least four feet, so that it would be easy for you to wipe your shoes, slippers or feet before you go in, and feel comfortable for stepping on the carpets, without damaging them.
No Shoes Inside The House
Lots of people have this unbreakable rule for ‘no shoes’ inside the house. Such type of strategy for protecting the carpets from dirt is really praiseworthy. But! You need to have in mind that you should wear slippers in such case. Walking around only in socks is not recommended at all, because this may cause more problems than walking with shoes. Fibers, threads from socks can easily be transferred on the carpets, and then on the mat. And if you do not remove them right away, removing them from the carpet after some time had passed will be impossible. And who would like to have a carpet with broken integrity and a few holes here and there.
You should be really careful when it is raining outside, because even if you have a mat in front of the door, you can easily place dirt on the carpet. And when this happens, when sand particles get deeply inside the carpet structure it acts like a grater to its fibers. And even though we mentioned it above, using the vacuum cleaner would be disastrous, but you should use it regularly in order to remove the sand particles. We also remind you that you should always take into account the power of the device that you are using and what effect it may have on the specific fibers.
What About if You Spill Something On The Carpet?
If it happens to drop some food or spill something on the carpet, you need to always remove it immediately, but using absorbent paper, without rubbing it on the spot. The more you leave the stain, the more it will damage carpet fibers. And it is not only that you will have one unpleasant stain in the end, but it is quite likely to be sticky and accumulate more dirt. In the cases when the stain is already a fact and it is late to take timely measures, it is desirable to treat it with natural products first – baking soda, vinegar, white wine, etc., and immediately wipe them. If the result is not satisfying you can then try the standard carpet cleaning products.
Another useful practice is to periodically turn the carpets and clan their back side with the vacuum cleaner. Have you ever done it? If you haven’t, you will be amazed how much dirt you will remove from there.
Among the last advice, but not the last important one, is to protect the carpet by covering its entire surface with Scotchguard. This is one unique way that will literally put one invisible shield on you carpet, and at the same time no one will actually know it. There are so many benefits from doing this. If you regularly apply it since the purchase of the carpet, colours will be protected in such a way that no one would believe you that your carpet is 5-6 years old. It is more practical and useful when you spill something and you will not go crazy about it. Have you ever seen how a liquid is spilled on a smooth surface without being absorbed? Well, in the same way beverages will spill on your carpet protected with scotch guard.
Carpet Cleaning at Home Without Any Luck?
And finally, our last advice is to use professional carpet cleaning services at least two times per year. The result that you would achieve using professionals can not be compared with the case when you are using just a vacuum cleaner and/or a carpet cleaning product.
There is a bonus too – it is like fibers ‘go live’ again and it could turn out that you had no idea how well they could look. Well, we need to admit that the last thing said is based on the opinion that our clients have – all of them are really so happy about the services provided from Premium Carpet Cleaning. This is so nice and we are happy that our clients’ opinion is so mutual.
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