|Posted on October 9, 2014 at 12:30 AM|
While your carpet is beautiful and comfortable, it can be a pain to properly maintain. Even the highest quality of carpet is not indestructible and can snag, tear, rip, or stain at some point. Following the tips below can help you extend the life of your carpet while saving time and money.
Use mats at all entrances! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and mats absorb soil and moisture that would otherwise be in your carpet. These are generally incredibly cheap and should be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis to prevent them from becoming soiled themselves.
Prevent pile crushing when possible. The easiest way to prevent crushing is to move heavy furniture occasionally and to use coasters intended for use with carpet. Pile crushing can cause indents and discoloration of carpet that can be impossible to remove if left alone, so you want to avoid it at all costs.
Clean your carpets regularly according to manufacturer directions. If you do not follow specific manufacturer instructions, your warranty can become void. Make sure to vacuum daily in both directions, and don’t be afraid to use a professional cleaning service that uses the recommended method, such as hot water extraction. If you happen to get a stain on the carpet, try cleaning with plain water first. If plain water doesn’t remove the stain, make sure you are using approved carpet cleaner to remove it.
At ETF Floors, we believe in providing only the best flooring options in the Tyler, Texas area. We are dedicated to ensuring top-notch customer service, while offering real solutions for real customers. Need help maintaining your carpet? Call us at (903) 894-8453 at any time.