Carpet Maintenance Tips

by Jonathan Cogley

Your carpet is one of the most important characteristics of your home. It can make your home look clean and fresh, or dirty and drab. If the carpet is not cleaned well, it can make subtle difference to your home.

Carpets should be cleaned because they contain stains, dirt, grit, sand, and allergens. Carpet cleaning mainly used for beautification. In order to maintain or clean the carpets there are several traditional and modern methods are there.

Clean carpets looks more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting, and probably healthier than poorly maintained carpets. So, below are some of the tips for carpet maintenance.

  • It is better to use doormats at entrances of your home because a mat reduces the amount of soil transferred onto your carpet. Whenever you walk on hard surface and keep your foot on the mat, it absorbs some amount of soil.
  • Regular vacuuming should be carried out on carpet especially where the carpet receives a heavy traffic. Each time you vacuum, it prevents the soil build up. Always vacuum with slow and firm strokes to get better results. To achieve more results complete four passes of the backward and forward motion over the same area for a thorough clean.
  • If your carpet has not been cleaned thoroughly for some time, then your home vacuum cleaner can not be able to do the job. So, in this time hiring a professional can get your carpet back. To maintain a carpet for longer life, it should receive a deep clean every 12 months.
  • Clean your carpet with hot water extraction/steam cleaning method but it is important to make sure that it should be done by professionals.


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