How to get the most from your carpet
Carpets feel great underfoot, especially in winter when the weather outside is chilly. For the most part, carpets are easy to maintain and if maintained well, you can enjoy your carpet for years to come. Carpets represent a significant investment for any household so you want to get as much time out of the carpet as possible. These are a few things you can do to extend the life of your carpet:
Don't forget to Vacuum
We can't stress enough how important regular vacuuming is to preserving the life of carpet. A rigorous vacuuming routine with a decent quality vacuum cleaner will lift the dirt from the carpet fibres. Dirt, dust and stone fragments can cause extensive damage as the abrasive particles rub against the carpet fibres causing them to ware and fray. When deciding on how often you should vacuum consider how much foot traffic the carpet sees over a week; if it's heavy, you should vacuum 2-3 times per week. If your carpet sees lighter foot traffic look at vacuuming 1 -2 times a week.
Regular Deep Carpet Cleaning
No matter how often you vacuum, dirt and dust will work its way to the base of the carpet pile where your vacuum cleaner can't reach it. The dirt and dust sitting at the base of the pile will ware and fray the fibers and should be cleaned out every 6-12 months. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner with the proper equipment will ensure your carpets are left clean and pollutant free. Be sure to have your carpets cleaned using the hot water extraction method as it will deliver the best results every time. The hot water extraction method pulses hot water into the base of the carpet pile drawing out the dirt and dust that has settled there over the last 6-12 months.
Don't forgo the Carpet Protector
Carpets are an investment, so having carpet protector applied after your annual carpet cleaning service will ensure that spills won't seep into your carpet fibres as quickly giving you a chance to mop them up before irreparable damage is done.
Clean stains as they happen
Stains and spills are a part of life,the best way to make sure you won't be starring at that red wine stain from last weeks dinner party forever is to get on to the stains as they happen. As carpet cleaners, we have seen everything and we can tell you getting grease out of carpet is very different to getting cranberry juice of out carpet. One key tip here is to never rub, soak, blot and repeat. And don't be afraid to call the professionals, we have seen it all so we have the knowledge and experience to offer you the best solutions when faced with a difficult stain.These are just a few tips so you can get the most out of your carpet and enjoy soft, clean carpet for years to come.
Got questions about your carpets?
Got a tricky stain or just need your carpet cleaning done? Call Results Home Services now on 3823 2500 and speak to one of our friendly staff about how we can help you.
We service all of Brisbane and the greater region and we happily package our carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and pest control services together to save you time and money. We have been looking after Brisbane homes for over 25 years and our qualified technicians love travelling to our client's homes to clean their carpets.