How to Take Care of Your Carpet

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Unless you have a wad of cash sitting around all the time, chances are that you cannot afford to change your carpets on an annual basis. So if you’re trying to stretch the life of your carpets and keeping it from looking worn out or if you just want to know how to troubleshoot basic carpet issues, then here a few things that you would be interested in knowing:

1. Basic cleaning requires a three-step approach. Your cleaning regimen should start with routine vacuuming and then cleaning of any spots or spills with products that are not injurious to the carpet. Cap your cleaning regimen with a professional deep clean which will remove any deep seated dirt as well as grime. This professional deep cleaning should be done every 12 to 18 months.

2. Nip dirt at the bud, or at the door. One way to keep grime in your carpets is to make sure that you keep dirt from entering your house. For this reason, make sure to use outdoor and indoor mats, and ask family members to take off their shoes before entering the house. New air filters also keep dust and particles from settling on the floor which means less dirt.

3. If you’re trying to retain the texture surface of your carpet, then you better limit the amount of foot traffic that your carpet receives. If there are pieces of furniture on your carpeted space, then make sure to move them around every now and then to prevent the wearing out of certain sections in your carpet.

4. Whenever your carpet receives high foot traffic, it’s usual for the pile thickness to be lost and for crushing of the carpet to ensue. Some sellers of carpet New Zealand based specifically include crushing as covered in the manufacturer’s warranty. However, if your warranty does not include crushing, then regular vacuuming can help prevent crushing.

5. Indentations happen when heavy pieces of furniture are placed on top of carpets. After a period of time, these indentations may become permanent. To keep this from happening, make it a point to move your chairs and other furniture backward or sideways to keep the indentations from being permanent out of the long amount of time that force has been exerted on a specific part of your carpet.

6. Just like any fabric, your carpet should be protected from direct sunlight to keep its colors from fading. At the same time, byproducts of heating systems as well as the fumes from pesticides, cleaning substances and other chemicals found at home can also lead to fading of carpet color.

Phil Farell is an avid blogger about outdoor furniture and variety of carpets. He shares awesome tips and insights about Carpet New Zealand

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