Maintaining your carpet is no easy task. It takes constant upkeep and diligence to keep dirt and grime out of your carpet and prevent stains. However, you can do it, and it is well worth the effort! The better care you take of your carpet, the better it will look and the longer it will last in the long run. From our carpet cleaning professionals at Shambaugh Cleaning here are four simple cleaning tips for longer lasting carpet.
It doesn’t require much explanation that high-traffic portions of your carpet will wear out sooner than low-traffic portions. To counteract this, you should clean and vacuum high-traffic areas of your carpet more often. Ideally, you should vacuum high-traffic portions at least 3-4 times each week. This may seem like a lot, but it’s what is required to give your carpet the care it needs and ensure that it lasts as long as possible.
A dirty bag, dirt cup, or filter can cut a vacuum’s suction power in half. The main reason bagless vacuums stop working is that the filters aren’t changed often enough. Replace or wash (if possible) the filters on bagless vacuums every three months. Replace vacuum bags when they’re three-quarters full. Not to mention, using a dirty bag or filter can also expel some of the previously vacuuming dust back into your home. This is about as counterproductive as it gets so you definitely don’t want to risk this happening when you vacuum.
Constant exposure to sunlight can take a serious toll on your carpet. Fortunately, there are simple measures you can take to prevent this that still allow sunlight to beam into your home. The simplest solution is to close your curtains when they don’t need to be opened. For instance, if you will be gone for the day, make sure you close your curtains before you leave so your carpet doesn’t receive any unnecessary sunlight. Additionally, you can also use strategically placed rugs and furniture to protect your carpet from the sunlight. Simply place a rug or piece of furniture where the sunlight is most prominent. Although, you don’t want to do this indefinitely since the sunlight may also be able to damage your rug or furniture.
Finally, your carpet needs regular, periodic deep cleanings to ensure it remains clean and lasts as long as possible. Even if your carpet looks perfectly clean, there could still be several POUNDS of dirt pushed down to the bottom that you can’t see. Deep cleanings are the best way to address this and keep your carpet looking great for as long as possible.
Don’t let stains or anything else ruin your carpet! If you have any pesky stains that you can’t get rid of or just need a deep cleaning, give us a call at Shambaugh Cleaning in Delaware, ASAP and we’ll do all we can to repair your carpet.