carpet cleaning & maintenance


carpet cleaning and maintenanceRegular Carpet Cleaning & Maintenance Schedule

A regular schedule of vacuuming will do much in extending not only the life of your carpet, but the beauty as well. Remember to give particular attention to the 'high' traffic areas. Without proper carpet cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis, you'll be replacing your carpet much sooner than necessary.

Use Walk off Mats

Walk-off mats are a good carpet cleaning and maintenance routine. They should be used at all entrances to absorb soil and moisture, and mats should be cleaned on a regular basis so they don't become sources of soil themselves, especially during inclement weather. Sidewalks and entrances should be kept free of excessive dirt and substances which can be tracked into the home.


Use a Quality Pad

Carpet care and maintenance after the installation is important, but not as much as selecting a quality pad. Choosing the right pad is vital for not only getting the most wear out of your carpet, particularly on stairs, but also will give you better resilience and comfort underfoot. Some carpets carry warranties with specific density and thickness requirements. Before purchasing your carpet pad, review your warranty.

Occasionally Move Heavy Furniture

Occasionally move heavy furniture to avoid excessive pile crushing. Put coasters intended for use with carpet under the legs of tables, chairs, and other furniture to help distribute the weight and prevent crushing the pile. Do not use chairs or appliances with rollers or casters on carpet without a chair pad designed for carpet. Continued use without a chair pad can cause damage to the carpet.

When moving heavy wheeled furniture (pianos, buffets, etc.), prevent damage by placing a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.

Use Area Rugs

If you use area rugs over your carpet, be sure to remove and clean them regularly. Clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath. Be certain to check area rugs for colorfastness before putting them back over carpet, as the dyes in some rugs may bleed through to the carpet. After cleaning your carpet, remember to allow complete drying before replacing rugs.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with blinds, shades, or awnings.

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