After a professional carpet cleaning, it’s important to continue to maintain your carpets cleanliness up until your next scheduled cleaning. Maintaining clean carpets will not only benefit your health and indoor air quality, it will also extend the life of your carpet. Consider these tips to keep your carpet clean after it’s been professionally cleaned.
Stay Off Carpet Until It’s Dry
We recommend to wait until your carpet has fully dried before walking on it. You can speed up the drying process by turning on ceiling fans.
Wait Before Moving Furniture
You should not move furniture back until the carpet has dried completely. Moving furniture onto wet carpet can cause carpet under furniture to take an extended amount of time to dry and may cause color transfer or re soiling on carpet.
Clean Stains And Spills Immediately
Always clean up spills and spots as soon as they happen. The longer a spill remains on carpeting, the harder it is to remove it. It’s also important to try a natural cleaner versus using harsh chemicals. Another recommendation is to blot spills as this soaks up the spill, whereas rubbing spreads it and causes it to soak into the carpet fibers.
Do you vacuum only when your carpet looks like it needs vacuuming? Keep carpet looking clean longer after a professional carpet cleaning by vacuuming regularly, whether you think the carpet needs it or not. Vacuuming removes dirt and particles you may not see. Vacuuming regularly also helps remove allergens and other pollutants carried inside.
Remove Your Shoes
Shoes carry bacteria into the home. If you remove your shoes immediately upon entering your home, you can stop the spread of bacteria, allergens and other contaminants on the carpet.
Utilize Door Mats
You can reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that your guests bring onto your carpet by utilizing indoor and outdoor mats.
Rotating furniture every few months will make way for new traffic areas. When your furniture sits in the same place for years, you’ll continue to walk on the same traffic areas and thus these areas will start to look dingy and fibers will wear more quickly than the rest of your carpet.
Apply A Carpet Protectant
One of the best things you can do to prevent soiling and extend your carpets life is to have a carpet protectant applied after it’s freshly cleaned. A carpet protectant works to repel spills and dirt from penetrating the fibers. It’s important to have carpet protectant applied yearly as it wears over time, especially in high traffic areas of your home.
If you’re in need of a professional carpet cleaning, we would love to help. Please use these tips to maintain your carpet in between cleanings and to get a long life out of your carpets.