Let’s add years to the life of your carpet with regular care. Carpet will eventually wear out because of all the foot traffic, as well as the dirt particles that get trampled deep into the pile beyond the suction of your vacuum. Below are a few tips to help keep your carpet in the absolute best condition possible.
- The most important thing you can do to protect your carpet is to vacuum it often. We recommend vacuuming your carpet lightly two times each week while vacuuming thoroughly once every week. This will help keep your carpet clean & maintain the upright position of the nape.
- Blot all spills immediately, & avoid rubbing spills which will only make the stains worse. Test stain removers on an out-of-the-way area of your carpet, such as your closet, to check for any undesirable effects.
- Have your carpet professionally cleaned once each year.
The following are some problem conditions & possible solutions to incidents that may occur with new carpets.
- Burns – Take care of any sort of burn, as soon as possible. First, snip off the darkened fibers. Then, use a soapless cleaner and sponge with water. If the burn is extensive, get in touch with a professional about replacing the damaged area.
- Crushing – Furniture and traffic may crush a carpet’s pile fibers. Frequent vacuuming in high-traffic areas, as well as cups under heavy pieces of furniture will help prevent this. Rotating your furniture to change the traffic pattern in a room promotes longer wear. Some carpets resist matting and crushing because of their level of fiber. However, this does not imply or guarantee that no matting or crushing will occur. Heavy traffic areas, such as stairways & hallways, are more susceptible to wear and crushing. This is considered normal carpet wear.
- Fading – Science has yet to develop a color that will not fade with time. All carpets will slowly lose some color due to natural forces in the environment. You can delay this process by removing soil with regular vacuuming, changing air filters in heating and air conditioning systems, keeping humidity & room temperature from getting too high, and reducing sunlight exposure with window coverings.
- Filtration – If interior doors are kept closed while the AC is operating, air circulation from the closed room flows through the small space at the bottom of the door. This forces the air over the carpet fibers which in turn acts as a filter, catching particulate pollution. Over time, a noticeable stain develops at the threshold.
- Fuzzing – In loop carpets, fibers may break. Simply clip the excess fibers. Contact a carpet professional if it continues.
- Pilling – Pilling or small balls of fiber can appear on your carpet, depending on the type of carpet fiber and the type of traffic. Clip off the pills if this occurs & seek professional advice if they cover a large area.