Carpets are a great way to spruce up a room. They can also extend the life of your hardwood floors by providing padding and protection from moisture. But if you don’t take care of them, they will wear out sooner than they should. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips on how to prolong the life of your carpet!
Vacuum Your Carpet Often
Use a good vacuum cleaner with strong suction and the right attachment for your carpet. You don’t want to move around dirt, you want to suck it up! Make sure that you clean out your vacuum bag often so that nothing gets clogged in there. Also, make sure not to over or underfill the bag as this can change the usage and effectiveness of the vacuum. We recommend vacuuming at least twice a week and steam cleaning once per month.
Keep A Mat At The Front Door
Putting a mat at the front door will catch most of the dirt and grime coming in from outside. Of course, you’ll have to clean it regularly, but this reduces the amount that gets on your carpet.
Use A Rug Runner
Use a rug runner instead of an area rug if you have pets or children prone to spilling things on the floor. It will help you keep the carpet cleaner and make it last longer.
Change Out Your Vacuum Cleaner Bag As Needed
Do not wait for the vacuum cleaner bag to get full before changing it out. It will be less effective the more you wait and damage your carpet if left too long without a new one.
We recommend replacing bags every three months or when they are half-full, whichever comes first. We also recommend getting vacuum cleaner bags that fit your specific machine model as much as possible for maximum efficiency and effectiveness of the vacuum itself.
Avoid Using Too Much Furniture Polish
Avoid using furniture polish on carpets whenever possible because it is not recommended by manufacturers of most vacuums and could lead to premature breakdowns in their machines. If this doesn’t work, use sparingly with a soft cloth only!
Using Furniture Polish can leave a residue that will attract more dust and dirt onto your carpet fibers, which will also attract more dirt, grime, and bacteria. If you must use a furniture polish product on your carpets, opt for one that is specifically designated as “carpet friendly” or otherwise safe to be used on both carpetings as well as upholstery.
If you are ready to have your carpets professionally cleaned, give DNA Pro Clean a call! We specialize in grout cleaning, carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and upholstery cleaning! So give us a call today at 703.520.5060 or visit our site www.DNAProClean.com.