5 Tips for Keeping Your Carpet Looking Like New
When well maintained, carpets can be an attractive feature of a home, as well as feed good on bare feet. However, without regular cleaning and vacuuming, carpets can quickly collect dirt, dust, stains, and more, leaving you with a carpet that looks and feels dirty. If you have carpet and are looking to keep it for as long as possible, follow these simple tips, and have your carpet looking like new for much longer.
Remove Your Shoes, Please
Avoid tracking in dirt, garbage, and yes, feces (have you been in a public restroom?) onto your carpet by removing your shoes at the entrance. Place a rack or basket by your entryway for your’s and your guests’ shoes.
Professionally Clean Carpet Annually
Like other features of your home that benefit from annual cleaning and maintenance, have your carpet cleaned by ServiceMaster technicians once per year to extend its life. This is especially true for homes with children, pets, and smokers. Plus, the cost of regular cleanings is more practical than replacing your carpet every few years.
Invest in a Quality Vacuum, and Use It
Regular vacuuming with a quality machine can go a long ways towards preserving your carpet for years to come. Frequent vacuuming collects debris that otherwise would be worn into the carpet. Plan on vacuuming 2-3 times each week to help keep your carpet looking pristine.
Rearrange Furniture for Even Wear
The weight of furniture can wear down carpet fibers and create permanent indentions over time. Also, with semi-regular rearrangements, you can relocate high traffic paths for more even wear.
Stay on Top of Stains
Unless you permanently ban food and drink from your carpeted areas, spills are bound to happen. When they do occur, collect solids quickly and dab liquids. Use a cleaner or club soda to help prevent staining.
Is your carpet in need of a professional cleaning? Trust the professionals at ServiceMaster to handle the dirtiest carpets, as well as upholstery and other flooring types. Don’t step foot on your dirty carpet again -- call ServiceMaster to schedule your cleaning today!