Replacing the carpet in your home can be expensive and for this reason, once you have a new carpet, it is important to keep it looking this way for as long as possible. For those on the Sunshine Coast, where carpet comes into contact with sand more frequently, maintenance can be even more necessary. Here are a few tips for keeping your carpet looking fresh for longer:
Invest in a quality vacuum and use it regularly. Allowing dirt or sand to build-up in the carpet is the number-one reason that damage occurs. Dirt can get buried beneath the carpet and become stuck there. This will cause your carpet to look old and worn much faster. Sand and dirt can rub into the fibres of the carpet each time you take a step. Vacuuming once or twice a week will ensure that it lasts longer and looks cleaner. However, how much you need to vacuum will depend on how many people live in the home and whether or not there are kids and pets.
Use Entry Mats
An entry mat provides a place to rub the dirt and grime from your shoes off. This keeps the dirt from tracking on to the carpet and getting buried within the fibres. When speaking of entry mats, it is also a great idea to take your shoes off right at the door every time you come in. This will help keep the carpets clean and looking good for a long period of time.
If you truly value the integrity of your carpet it is recommended that you move your furniture at least once every year. This helps reduce the severity of the marks that furniture will leave in the carpet. Additionally, if there are areas of the carpet that show heavy wear, moving the furniture will help blend these areas in.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
Calling a professional carpet cleaning company, like Bright Aire Carpet Cleaners on the Sunshine Coast, to come in and clean your carpets at least once or twice a year can be extremely beneficial. Most people think that a carpet only needs to be cleaned professionally when it starts to look dirty. However, this is not the case. Your carpet is going to last for a longer time if you have it professionally cleaned regularly. Even when the carpet does not look dirty, having it cleaned in this way will remove all the dirt and sand that your vacuum simply refuses to remove. Professional cleaners will also be able to remove mud, drink, food, and other stains in the carpet that may have accumulated throughout the years.
It is important to take proper care of your carpet. For those on the Sunshine Coast, professional carpet cleaning is especially important. If you wait too long before professionally removing sand and dirt, your carpet is going to look old, dirty and worn very quickly. Taking these few simple steps will ensure that your carpet lasts as long as possible and, more importantly, that you do not have to keep forking out for professional cleaning jobs or a new carpet.