Carpet Care Tips

Carpet Tips: Make Your Carpet Last Longer


by: ThriftyFun.com

The cleaner you can keep your carpet the longer it will last.

In this article we outline some tips to help you get more life out of your carpet.

It is good to move your furniture from time to time to change the traffic pattern in your house. Your carpet is worn down faster where people walk.

Dirt helps wear down the fibers in your carpet. Vacuum regularly and place a welcome mat at your home's entrances. Also consider a "no shoes" policy. High traffic areas can often use vacuuming once a day while low traffic areas can be vacuumed a couple of times a week.

Depending on how your house is laid out you may have some areas that will have high traffic regardless of how your furniture is arranged. Consider a area rugs in these locations.

Keep the walk ways leading to your house clean. This will cut down on the amount of dirt that is tracked into your carpet.

To clean rugs shampoo rugs them least once a year. Consult your manufacturers specifications for what type of cleaning equipment and/or detergents are appropriate for your type of carpet.

Treat carpet spills quickly for the best chance of avoiding a stain. If you have kids, make sure they know that they need to tell you about spills immediately so they do not have time to set.

To remove a loose carpet threads that sticks up above the fibre use scissors to snip it instead of pulling on it which can pull out more than just the thread.

Many spills can introduce oils into your carpet which attract dirt and help lead to a dingy looking carpet. The less you eat in carpeted areas the better your chances are of avoiding these types of spills.

Hopefully these tips help you get more life out of your carpet.



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