15 Dec Keeping Your Carpet Clean
When it comes to having fun, very few people would consider cleaning their carpets as a fun thing to do. We understand that, and we pretty much feel the same way about it. Prevention should be your first line of defense in taking care of your carpet and, if you vacuum more often, you won’t have to shampoo so much. It is a lot easier to vacuum than it is to shampoo, so we like that idea and we vacuum our carpeting several times during the week. When you vacuum more often, your carpet will always look fresh and clean.
The following prevention idea is great for preventing premature wear and tear on your carpets and helps them stay clean longer. Households with kids, or above-average traffic, can benefit by placing carpet runners in various areas. Undoubtedly you have seen these runners in various places where you shop. They are usually rectangular in shape and come in various widths. They are available in various lengths so you can pick and choose the ones that are appropriate for your high traffic areas. This is one of the best tips to help keep your carpet from premature wear and tear in high traffic areas. You can replace the carpet runner when it wears out and your carpet will be just fine. Take a close look at your carpets and see if some areas, such as the halls, have already started to show signs of wearing down. This is a small thing, but it can really make a difference in the wear and tear on your carpet. Therefore, you should check out the carpet runners available locally and give using them a try.
Preventing Dirt Accumulation
We stumbled across this interesting fact about carpets that are older than ten years and thought we would share it with you. Over time, carpets become very heavy when you go to remove them, for example, in order to change carpets. Carpets are heavy, of course, when you first install them; however, as time passes, they become even heavier. What causes this increase in heaviness? The daily accumulation of dirt that gets packed into the carpet’s fibers. Even a carpet that does not necessarily look like it has standing dirt has it ground and rubbed into the carpeting. You may find this tidbit interesting. People who work with carpets say it’s true. You can understand why you need a strong vacuum cleaner and, if yours isn’t, you should replace it so you can vacuum your rugs thoroughly during the week.
Normal, commercial rug shampoo contains both, of course. You can find shampoos that are more natural and do not contain any fragrance. For those who are generally sensitive to chemicals, there could be a slight risk of reaction if you are not familiar with a particular shampoo. You will probably have to shampoo the carpet a second time – using another shampoo without any fragrance – if there is an allergic reaction to the shampoo used the first time. Anyway, keep this problem in mind when you are shopping for a rug shampoo if you, or any family members, are sensitive to fragrances.
Setting up a carpet cleaning regimen boils down to common sense. Just look closely at your rugs and decide what you need to do to keep them clean. Not terribly interesting, but if you want to preserve your carpeting and health, then give it some thought. A thorough weekly vacuuming is the first line of defense, and most efficient way, to keep your carpets clean.