Now that you have put the time, effort, and money into adding new carpeting in your home, let’s look at ways to keep your floor looking its best! A good maintenance routine can help extend the lifespan of your carpet and keep your home’s beauty and elegance intact for years to come.
Vacuuming your carpets regularly, with an approved vacuum, is one of the easiest ways to maintain your carpets. Ask your Dalton Flooring Expert for recommendations on the vacuums that are best for your unique carpets — one does not fit all as far as vacuums go. You also want to make sure your vacuum is set to the correct height for your carpet — too high and it won’t pick up any dirt, and if it’s set too low, it can damage both your carpet and your vacuum. Pay attention to the high-traffic areas, and set up a schedule, if needed.
Don’t Let Spills and Spots Sit Around
The quicker spills are cleaned up, the less chance there is for them to cause permanent damage to your carpet or the padding underneath. Use products specifically formulated for your type of carpet to make sure they don’t damage the fibers. Use something soft, like a spoon, to help scrape any food into a small pile in the middle of your floor. Next, use a clean towel to scoop it up, and then treat the stain underneath. Make sure to blot; don’t scrub the stain.
Professionally Clean Carpets Annually
Having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year can help remove dirt and grime that can get embedded in your carpets. It may also be required to keep your manufacturer warranty up to date. Be sure to choose a reputable cleaner; refer to your local BBB or ask your design expert for recommendations.
We help you pick the right carpet for your home based on your needs and lifestyle. Avoiding light colors in high-traffic areas, and picking the correct style to start with will help make maintaining your new carpet easier from the start. Along with the expert installation you get with Dalton Floor Tailor, we’ll set you up with beautiful carpets in your home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.