Strategies for Extending the Life of Your Carpet

When you see how good your new carpet looks in your home, you’ll want to make it last for as long as possible. Fortunately, it only takes a small amount of maintenance to keep your carpet in top condition well into the future. Follow these tips to make sure your carpet lasts as long as possible.

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to extend the life of your carpet. When you vacuum, you will remove all of the dirt, debris, allergens, and bugs that get into your carpet and make it look dingy and worn out. Because many vacuums come with different level settings for carpet and other types of flooring, make sure yours is set on “carpet” before you start. This will ensure that you using the right level, suction, and speed to vacuum your carpet effectively.

Set a No-Shoes Policy

No matter how vigilant you are about wiping off your shoes when you enter the house, you will inevitably track in dirt and debris from outside. Also, wearing shoes on your carpet increases the weight that is pushing down on the fibers. Have everyone remove their shoes by the door at your home, before they walk on your carpet, to extend its life. You can further reduce the wear and tear caused by walking by putting an area rug over a space of the carpet gets heavy traffic.

Deep Clean Periodically

Although vacuuming will help to keep your carpet clean, you will still leave behind dirt in deep layers of the carpet that can eventually cause damage and diminish its appearance. Periodic deep cleaning with a water extractor tool will remove ground-in dirt and make your carpet look like new.

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