Remember that feeling when your carpets were brand new? All soft, clean and inviting. There are many ways in which you can help your carpet last longer. Furthermore, these are also ways that will keep your carpet looking great.
When we have carpets fitted, they are a costly purchase. There are, understandably, pressures to get it right. We would all likely choose the longest pile, fluffy carpets if we could. However, these are not always the most practical. It is important that you select a carpet that is well suited to how it will be used within your home or business. There is absolutely no point fitting a white, fluffy carpet for the entrance way of your home. It will be a constant challenge to keep it clean and the likelihood is that it will need very regular professional carpet cleaning or replacing.
Tips to Help Extend the Life of Your Carpets
Make carpet cleaning part of your regular routine. If it is possible to complete this daily, it will help keep your carpet clean. We understand this may not be possible for everyone. However, it is an important step and should be done as regularly as possible.
Use mats and rugs. Mats and rugs will remove dirt and particles that you bring in from the outside. It is a great idea to place a door mat on the outside of your door and a mat on the inside. This will work as a double barrier to reduce dirt and grime entering your home or business.
Encourage people to remove their shoes once they are inside. It is an inescapable fact that dirt is brought in on the bottoms of our shoes. By building a routine of removing your shoes as soon as you enter, you will experience better success in keeping your carpets clean. This is clearly not possible for commercial properties but should be used as a tool in all homes.
Another top tip is to rearrange the furniture in your home. You will notice that under your sofa or other large items, the carpet is soft and fluffy. By moving your furniture around you will be creating even wear throughout the space where the carpet is fitted.
This tip takes into account that you should treat spills and stains as soon as you know they are there. Carpets are much more versatile and hard-wearing. However, when a stain is identified, it is important that you treat it as soon as possible. This will improve the likelihood of success.
Finally, it is important to find a local and trusted carpet cleaning company. Regular deep cleaning of your carpets is the best way to elongate their lifespan and keep them looking great. Call A-Mark Cleaning Services today to request a quote for cleaning carpets on 0800 695 1118.