Buying new carpeting can be very expensive. Therefore, you should do everything you can to keep the carpeting you have looking its best. The better you take care of your carpeting, the longer it will last. There is no reason that carpeting that is well looked after can’t last 30 years. Here are just a few of the many ways you can take better care of your carpet.
1. Do not neglect stains
When a carpet stains because of a spilt drink or dropped food, many people make a half-hearted attempt to clean it up. They say to themselves that they will clean it later. However, time goes by and they eventually move on to other things, forgetting about the stain completely. This can be a disaster because once a stain dries and becomes hard, it becomes incredibly difficult to remove. In some cases, such as set-in wine stains, it will be necessary to call professional Green Choice Carpet of Brooklyn to get the stain out for you. Therefore, it is important to act quickly to remove a stain as soon as it occurs.
2. Professional cleanings
While vacuuming your carpet on a weekly basis is a great way to keep it looking great and make it last longer, nothing compares to having it professionally cleaned. This should be done on a yearly basis. Professional carpet cleaning companies use machines and chemicals that are far more powerful than anything the average person has in their home. They can give your carpeting a deep and thorough cleaning that a standard household vacuum cleaner is not capable of doing.
3. Spill cleaning
There is an art to cleaning up a spill on a carpet. When a spill occurs, many people are often so panicked that they begin to frantically rub the stain in an effort to remove it. This will only make the situation worse by spreading the stain to a wider area. After you apply your spot removing solution, you should instead start from the outside and move towards the middle of the stain. This will prevent the stain from becoming any larger than it needs to be. After the stain has been dealt with, you should then pat the stained area to pick up any moisture that has been left over. If you fail to completely dry the area when you are finished, you will have a potential mildew and mold breeding ground.
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