Information on how to properly care for your carpet.
Why is carpet maintenance so important?
We may be a bit biased, but we love carpet! The warm and inviting feeling it provides gives rooms a sense of softness and relaxation. Carpet is the perfect place for babies to learn to walk, for children to play and for family pets to snuggle. So, besides being good for resale and aesthetics, taking care of your carpet is important to the comfort of your entire family.
Eventually, even the best carpet will become worn and need to be replaced. But by practicing proper care and carpet maintenance, you can add years to the life of your carpet.
The longevity of your carpet all starts with cleaning. Most carpet owners think of dirt as nothing more than a nuisance. Dirty carpet looks dingy and unattractive, but the problem is greater than that. Beyond the way dirty carpet looks, problems arise when too much soil and debris collect on your carpet. As the unwanted particles are forced into the fibers, they damage the integrity of the carpet itself. Before long, the carpet fibers will break down and lose their soft, springy feeling.
Vacuuming is an easy way to increase the longevity of your carpet. We suggest weekly vacuuming to help clear out major debris like mud and pet hair. If your carpet experiences high traffic, vacuum more often. Even carpets that have no traffic at all should still be regularly vacuumed to clean up dust and microscopic fibers and allergens that float on the air.
Allergens are another great reason to practice regular carpet maintenance. Pet dander, pollen, mold, dust and countless other allergens are often too small to see, but are inhaled and can irritate sinuses and asthma. They float in through screens or get tracked in by kids or pets. Either way, they end up trapped in your carpet. Regular vacuuming will help against these little invaders, but the only surefire way to clear out allergens is to have regular professional carpet maintenance. We recommend referring to the manufacturer, as well as your warranty to determine the best professional cleaning methods to use.
Carpets are great! Clean carpets are better. We hope we shed some light for you on what happens within your carpet fibers and why taking care of your carpet is so important.