No matter if you have an heirloom rug that is precious to you, a brand new carpet you just laid down, or the same carpet you moved into your home with, you will want to extend your carpet’s life as long as you can. If you want to keep your carpets and rugs looking their best, then you will want to have them professionally cleaned on a regular schedule. Between your professional steam cleanings though there are things that you can do throughout the year to keep your carpet looking its best! Here are our top five tips from the Royal Carpet and Duct Cleaning family to you.
Get a Doormat
To protect your home, you need to get a doormat that goes outside of your house and one that goes inside the door as well. The outside doormat can be used to wipe away dirt, bang off snow, or dry off rainwater, and the inside doormat can be stood on while you remove your shoes. This will keep dirt from getting onto the rugs and carpets in your home and can add to the overall aesthetics of your home if you get something that compliments your existing decor.
Keep Your Pets Paws Clean
Keep a towel or some wipes at your front door for your pet when they come back from their walks unless they wear booties. Their little paws can spread a lot of dirt around your house, so you will need to wipe their feet down after you get home. This can also help protect your home from contaminants that your pet may bring in on their paws, including bacteria and parasites.
No Shoes Allowed!
To protect your carpets from dirt from the outside world as well as harsh shoe trends you need to implement a no shoes allowed rule in your house. Put a shoe rack next to your front door so everyone has a place to put their shoes and if you have guests coming over give them a warning in advance so that they can bring socks. You can also provide slippers to guests.
Pads on Furniture
You can get plastic pads or felt pads to attached to the feet of your furniture that will help keep heavy pieces from sinking so deep into your carpet and leaving marks and indentations.
Vacuuming regularly keeps your house looking and smelling fresh, cuts down on allergens which can become trapped in the fibres of your carpet or rug, and prevents it from deteriorating. You should be vacuuming at least once every week, and a high-quality vacuum cleaner is best, as it can get dirt and pet hair that are trapped deep in your carpet up without damaging it. Make sure you run the vacuum lengthwise and widthwise across the carpet for the best results.
Bonus! Get Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned
You should have your carpets cleaned at least every year professionally to keep them looking their best and to help them last. Whether you are looking for carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, or even duct cleaning (yes we do that too!) you will want to call Royal Carpet and Duct Cleaning. We are professionals with the right tools and equipment to get the job done.
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