Carpets can easily get damaged by a variety of factors. Food stains are only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more you need to consider if you want to keep your carpet looking nice and fresh. In this article we will share with you some of our best carpet protection tips.
Use Rugs on High-traffic Areas
Carpets that cover the entire floor are gorgeous, but also very hard to maintain. In high-traffic areas, like the hallway or living room, we recommend using rugs. They can be easily removed and washed when they get dirty. This is a great carpet protecting solution, especially in households where wearing shoes inside is a practice.
Limit the Direct Sunlight
The sunlight is also a factor that can cause carpet deterioration. If exposed directly under the sun rays, the colours of your carpet can quickly fade and depending on the fabric, some fibres can get damaged further. To protect your carpet, install blinds or thin curtains on the windows to limit the direct exposure.
If you want to extend the life and preserve the look of your carpets you must have them professionally cleaned at least twice a year. The more frequently you do it, the better and more lasting the results will be. Regular carpet cleaning ensures no dust, soil and dirt stay trapped between the fibres long enough to cause permanent stains.
Take Your Shoes off
One great way to protect your carpet, and also your health, is taking your shoes off at the door. When we are out and about we pick up all sorts of harmful microorganisms and dirt. They stick onto our shoes and if we continue wearing the same footwear at home all those germs get transferred to the carpet. Of course, this damages the appearance of your soft floor covering, but what is more concerning, it can cause serious health problems for you and anyone else who lives with you. Dirty carpets are one of the main triggers of certain allergies.
If you don’t like walking barefoot, a pair of cosy slippers would help your feet feel more comfortable and save you the potential trouble.
Add a Stain Protection Service
When you have your carpet professionally cleaned it is worth asking for a stain protection service as an add-on. Cleaners use special products and equipment that gives the carpet a protective finish, which means any water or oily stains are much less likely to stick. Some companies offer it as part of their normal carpet cleaning service and others count it as an extra. Either way, opt in for the protective finish. It won’t increase the price much but it will surely keep your carpet clean and pretty longer.
What carpet protection measures have you implemented at home? And how long has it been since you last called the professionals? Perhaps it’s time to give your carpet a little special treatment. Our cleaners are fully equipped to perform an outstanding service, so get in touch and arrange a visit.