Total Carpet Care – What you need to know to get the most out of your investment!

There is nothing like a new carpet. It looks beautiful and makes a perfect statement about your style and taste. While carpet is relatively inexpensive to buy and install compared to other floor coverings, it still represents a sizable investment in your home or business. In order to get the most out of your carpet, you need a total carpet care program. Below are some tips:

Carpet selection and professional installation – carpet selection is an important part of making sure your carpets perform as expected. Some fibers are more resilient than others and certain colors look cleaner longer because they hide soils better.

Soil Control: To prevent soils from getting on carpet try using walk-off mats and keep walkways and hard foors clean. If you remove your shoes when entering and wear clean house shoes, you will stop much of the soil from ever entering your home. Regular use of a well maintained vacuum cleaner is the single most important part of total carpet care. Also, prompt attention to spots and spills is critical. If not treated promptly, spots can become permanent stains if allowed to age and oxidize on the carpet.

Interim Maintenance: Some areas require more attention than others.High traffic areas like the main entry of the home, the family room or just outside the kitchen tend to collect the greatest amount of soils. It makes sense to perform maintenance cleaning on these areas in between regularly scheduled cleanings.

Scheduled Profesional Cleaning: Deep, restorative cleaning should be done before soil becomes visibly noticeable. By the time you see soil buildup, damage is already being done to carpet fibers. How often you need professional cleaning depends on factors such as the number of occupants, vaccuming frequency, the presence of pets and lifestyle.

Protector Application: While most carpets manufactured in America come with a factory-applied protector, this protector wears off overtime. Once this protector wears off, your carpet loses its ability to resist common household spots, spills and stains. Reapplying this finish after every professional cleaning will help your carpets to stay beautiful and last longer.

Call B/P Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning to help manage and maintain your total carpet care!

 

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