Once you have had your home re-carpeted you want to keep your carpets looking lush and new for as long as possible. In this post we have identified some helpful tips for maintaining a beautiful and fresh looking carpet.
Dirt is the main opponent of a clean and long lasting carpet. These following tips illustrate ways to reduce dirt build up and how to remove it without damaging your carpet.
VACUUM – Vacuum your home as much as possible, if not daily. The longer that dirt lingers in your carpet the more difficult it becomes to remove. Getting into a daily routine of vacuuming your floors will reduce the amount of dirt that can build up quickly. If you find consistent vacuuming to be a tedious chore then perhaps a robot vacuum could be a good solution. Ultimately you want to reduce as much dirt and dust build up in your carpet to expand the length of your carpet’s life.
Doormats – These are simple additions to a home that have a profound effect on the durability of carpets. Doormats are great for collecting all of the crud and dirt that would be exposed to your carpet otherwise. If you place doormats near all of the entrances to your home, the maintenance process for your carpets will become much easier.
Cleaning Products – There is a slew of products on the market that claim to work magic on your carpets. As oppose to doing your own experiential process of trial and error with the magic products, we suggest hiring a professional to come in and clean your carpet with the appropriate equipment. The truth is that a majority of these “magic” cleaning products simply mask the stain, or drive it deeper into the carpet. Hiring a professional may seem like the more expensive option initially, but after the trial process and buying several cleaning products it may turn out to be a cheaper way to go.
Grooming – Over their lives, carpets have a tendency to become impacted due to constant foot traffic and furniture being placed on top of it. After getting your carpet cleaned it would be appropriate to also have it raked and groomed to reestablish its lushness. You may be pleasantly surprised by how amazing your carpet looks after a grooming.
Odor – Even though your carpet may look immaculate visually, there is a chance that it could be harboring bacteria that could present unpleasant odors. The key is to get an enzymatic cleaning product that is capable of eliminating, not masking, the odor.
Once you make the decision to get new carpeting for your home give Metro Atl. Floors a ring. We stay stocked with top of the line carpet threads and have years of professional installation under our belt. Give us a call at 404-904-5569 for a FREE in home consultation.