9/21: 9 Ways to Keep Your Carpet Looking Great

Keeping your carpet looking great is a lot easier than you think. All it takes are some simple steps to maintain the look and feel of your flooring. Here are 7 tips for keeping it looking new!

Vacuum Regularly ​

This will help remove dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens that can build up over time on carpets or rugs. Vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner equipped with an HEPA filter will also help keep these micro particles from circulating in the air where they can be inhaled into your lungs. Change your vacuum cleaner bag or filters as needed. If you have pets, be sure to use a vacuum cleaner designed for pet hair. You should also work to vacuum your carpets at least once a week.

Carpet Cleaning ​

Take your rugs and carpets outside for cleaning at least twice a year—more often if they get particularly dirty or dusty.

Make sure that you use professional carpet cleaners who do not use chemicals that could damage the fibers of your rug or leave behind residues.

Maintaining The Humidity In Your Home ​

The relative humidity should ideally be between 30% and 50%. This can be hard to maintain, especially during dry, winter months when it’s cold outside. To keep relative humidity within this range, try running a humidifier or vaporizer when you feel that the air is too dry. If you have a central heating and cooling system , make sure that your air filter is clean and the vents are not blocked.

Stop Spills Immediately ​

Whenever a drink or food spill occurs, make sure you wipe it up while it’s wet to prevent the spill from settling into the fibers of your carpet or rug. Make sure that you blot rather than wipe, as this will help to remove more liquid. You should also avoid scraping up the spilled food or drink with a regular vacuum cleaner since this could force the spill even deeper into your rug.

If you find any stains on your carpet that are not removed by blotting them away, take your pet to the vet for an exam and bring in a sample of the stain for identification. You can then use the appropriate pet-specific cleaning product on the area to remove stains.

Keep The Area Around Your Pet's Food And Water Dishes Clean. ​

Pet stains and odors can be very difficult to get rid of, particularly on carpets and rugs. Make sure that you blot up any liquid or dry food that gets spilled before it has a chance to settle into the carpet fibers. You should also try to keep your pet’s food and water dishes clean to prevent odors from building up.

Don’t try using any cleaning solutions or chemicals on pet stains yourself- get help from a professional carpet cleaner if you must get rid of the stain completely.

Remove Stains And Spills From Upholstered Furniture And

Steam clean your carpet or upholstery at least once a year to remove any stains or leftover odors. You should also steam clean upholstery if you have pets, as pet hair can get embedded in the fibers of your furniture. Make sure that you hire a professional cleaner who will use the right equipment and techniques, or do it yourself with a steam cleaning machine like Bissell. Carpet installation

If you’ve recently had new carpeting installed in your home, be sure to speak with your installer about maintaining your carpet.

For example, many people jump to conclusions about their carpets looking dirty because their new carpet lies flat to the ground. This is normal, and all you have to do is make sure that your vacuum cleaner’s beater bar doesn’t touch the carpeting.

If you haven’t had your carpet installed yet, choose a type of carpet or rug that is easy to clean and care for.
For example, wall-to-wall carpeting is fairly durable but not very easy to clean. On the other hand, carpets made of natural fibers can be more difficult to maintain than synthetic carpets, but they are also easier to clean and tend to last longer.

Don't Use Harsh Chemicals. ​

When you need to use a cleaning product when taking care of your carpets, choose one specifically designed for carpeting rather than upholstery or other floor types. You should also avoid using any cleaners that are abrasive or acidic, as these could damage the fibers in your carpet.

Always read product labels carefully and follow all instructions listed on the product.

You should also keep some basic supplies on hand for carpet care and maintenance. This includes a steam cleaner, a handheld vacuum, a carpet rake or comb, and stiff bristled brushes. For the best results, use these tools on your carpets before first thing in the morning so they have plenty of time to dry before you walk on them.

Maintain Your Vacuum Cleaner ​

You should also make sure that you are maintaining the proper amount of suction on your vacuum cleaner to avoid damaging the fibers in any of your rugs or carpets. You can check this by removing the hose from the back of the machine and holding it up to a light source, then turning on the vacuum cleaner to see if the hose is sucking any light. If it doesn’t, either your machine isn’t working properly or there’s not enough suction being created by the motor.

Replace your vacuum cleaner bag regularly and clean the filters after every use to maintain good suction. Additionally, don’t forget about having a pet-specific vacuum cleaner on hand for homes with pets.

Pets can cause more wear and tear than anything else on your carpeting, so you should take the time to vacuum your carpets frequently. If you have any high-traffic areas in your home, be sure to vacuum them at least once a week. You should also replace or empty the filter or bag of your vacuum cleaner more frequently if you have pets.

Call A Professional ​

If you have serious concerns about the cleanliness of your carpets, call a professional carpet cleaner to make sure they are properly maintained. A trained professional can help identify stains and solve any persistent problems.

The team at J&M Reliable is here to help! Call us today for a free consultation.

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