Newly installed carpet can make a room feel brighter and inviting. Here are some tips to ensure your carpet stays that way.
Dirt the carpet killer!
Never let dirt sit
Well placed mats
Dirt is the main enemy of a clean carpet. It can penetrate deep into the fibers of the material and the longer it sits the more difficult it can be to remove.
Regularly vacuuming is the logical first line of defense but it takes a good vacuum on the strongest setting about 2-3 seconds to get 80% of the dirt in an area,
so resist the temptation to vacuum quickly and don’t use the sound of dirt as your barometer for moving on.
Use entry way mats in highly trafficked areas of the house. Combined with course outdoor mats you can ensure that the majority of dirt ends up on these
easy to clean surfaces and not on your new carpet.
Spot Quality from a Distance
Do it Yourself?
Carpet cleaners with vehicle mounted equipment are your first clue of a professional company. The equipment is stronger so your carpets will get a deeper clean and all the dirt filled air and moisture will be directed outside of your house.
More and more outlets are offering home owners the ability to rent carpet cleaning equipment to do the job themselves. It might seem to be a tempting option but there are a couple reason why we don’t recommend it. First a rented machine just doesn’t have the power to clean deep into the fibers of the carpet at best your only going to get a thorough surface cleanse. Most greasy residues and allergens will be far out of reach. Some rented cleaners require a combination of two types of liquids to work properly if not done completely right you can end up soaking your carpets thoroughly or over soaping them.