6 Ways to Keep Carpet in Top Shape

There is nothing quite like carpets to lend a sense of warmth, comfort and texture to any space. Carpets can instantly transform the vibe of any space. Moreover, as a flooring type, they also offer other benefits such as superior sound absorption, heat insulation and minimizing the risk of injury in the event of a fall. However, carpets are as much a responsibility as they are an investment, and they require regular maintenance and care for them to give you their best. Both carpet installation and replacement can be expensive affairs, and the best way to ensure that you avoid that is to care for your carpets and keep them free from dirt, stains, dust and spillage as much as is possible.

This blog outlines some of the ways you can keep your carpet in great condition for years to come. Some of these tips, while being seemingly simple, can really make a world of difference to how your carpets weather all the footfalls and more that come their way.

1.Trap The Dirt

Doormats, both outdoor and indoor can help to substantially reduce the dirt and dust from outside from entering your room, and coming onto your carpets. Requesting all who enter to wipe their shoes on the doormats, and if possible, to avoid wearing their footwear over the carpets (especially if it is a home) can also help in keeping away dirt, bacteria and germs from your carpets, and the floor underneath!

2. Vacuum Regularly

Whether it is carpets or carpet tiles, regular vacuuming is one of the easiest ways in which you can keep your flooring clean. This simple activity doesn’t just keep the floors clean, it also has an impact on the longevity of your carpets. The frequency of vacuuming can be determined by the traffic and wear that the carpets are exposed to, and you might need to vacuum more often for high-footfall areas or areas with pets. Also, it is a good idea to use the right equipment and setting while you vacuum, so as to not damage the fibres on your carpets.

3.Address Spills and Stains without Delay

Accidental spilling could occur on your carpet anytime, and the best course of action is to act on it immediately. Spills could also cause stains, and the longer they go unaddressed, the tougher they will get. You could scoop or blot the spills with water and a napkin, and use a stain remover if needed. Do not rub the stains off. Ensure that you use carpet friendly chemicals to avoid damaging the fibres while cleaning.

4.Clean / Change Out Air Filters

Carpet has the tendency to attract and absorb dust and dirt. If your air filter is dirty, it can lead your carpet to work overtime, and also result in increased pressure on your HVAC system and energy consumption. It is therefore a good idea to clean out or replace your air filters regularly, and do this more often if there is a pet at home, to increase the frequency.

5.Place Furniture with Sharp Bases Away

Furniture legs, when not placed well, could cause dents in the carpet, and in some cases, could even damage the fabric. This is especially true if the furniture has legs with metallic edges or sharp angles. Care must be taken to place furniture in a way that doesn’t stretch out the carpets even in the case of a slight movement or adjustment. This is true even in the case of carpet tiles.

6.Get an Annual Professional Clean

While vacuuming regularly can keep your carpets clean, having a professional deep clean once a year can take your cleaning game to a whole new level. From pollen, pet dander, dust mites and more, a professional deep clean can rid your carpets of all these and more. There are many carpet cleaning companies in Melbourne that can do a great job at this.

As carpet installation experts in Melbourne, our team is happy to offer professional guidance and support in helping you make the best carpet decision for your space. If you’d like to know about about how to keep your carpets in top shape, feel free to reach out to us.