Tips to Keeping Your Carpet in Tip Top Shape

Cute dog leaving muddy paw prints on carpet. He looks proud of it. It's ok, we know how to clean it up properly off of this very whit carpet.Many homes have carpets installed. You probably have a carpet somewhere in your home. If not, we suggest coming to pay us a visit. Carpeted floors can make your home comfortable and inviting for your family and guests. Carpets are, however, more difficult to keep clean than a tiled, wooden, or laminate floor. Dirt and stains can get stuck in carpet fibers, and they can be difficult to get out. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your carpeted floors spotless and immaculate.

Vacuum Regularly

If dirt and debris aren’t regularly cleaned from carpets, it becomes much harder to remove. It is important to regularly vacuum your carpet once a week to keep dirt and debris from building up on your floors. Be sure to also vacuum under all your furniture, area rugs, and runners. We recommend that you invest in a good quality vacuum because you are going to use that thing a lot and for a long time. Another tip is to sprinkle just a little bit of baking soda on your carpet to eliminate and prevent any odor. Vacuuming helps you get all those hard to reach areas on your floors, and even if you can’t see the dirt and debris, you still give your carpet a good clean to prevent any buildup. 

Treating Stains

Spills happen, we get it. Some people like to enjoy a nice glass of wine after a hard days work and sometimes those glasses slip and fall on the floor, If you ever do stain your carpet, it’s very important that you take care of it as soon as you possibly can. The longer it stays in your carpet, the more difficult it will be to get out later, or it might not even come out at all. No one wants a permanently stained carpet. Also, keep in mind that not all stains should be treated the same. A general rule though is to dab the stain with a rag, some club soda, and some vinegar. Keep blotting the stain until it has completely been removed from your carpet. Once it has dried, go over it with a vacuum. Be sure to not rub the stains to get them out. You will only push it deeper into the carpet and spread it around, making your problem even worse and even harder to get rid of. If you have the time, maybe try testing out different kinds of cleaners on different types of stains on small, separate carpet samples to see which one would be most suitable for you to buy for your home. 

Remove Your Shoes

Shoes are dirty; it’s in their nature. We come home from our long days of stepping in the dirt, debris, and maybe some other gross stuff that we do not want in our carpets. We highly suggest taking off your shoes once you step inside your home, or at least before you step on the carpeted areas of your home. Perhaps just stick to wearing your socks, or buy a new pair of house slippers. 

Invest in Doormats, Runners, and Rugs

One of the best ways to keep dirt from getting into your carpet is to get it in other areas that are inherently easier to clean. Doormats are a good way to get the dirt off your feet as soon as you or any guests walk into your home, especially if anybody feels uncomfortable with taking off their shoes. Runners and rugs are easier to clean than carpets and can be moved around to whatever areas of your home that you would like. It is a lot easier to just machine wash them if it won’t damage the rug, or even get it dry cleaned if you don’t want to clean it yourself. Rugs, runners, and doormats are also much easier to replace than an entire carpeted floor; you just need to go and buy a new one. 

Carpets are more difficult to clean than other kinds of flooring, but they make your home that much warmer and softer, so we here at Casa Carpet and Tile think that investing in a carpet will really be worth your while. We have an amazing selection of luxurious carpeting options for your home that you should really take a look at. Don’t be afraid to come to visit us or contact us. We will answer any questions that you might have over what works best for you and your family.

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