The lush feeling of carpeting underfoot is an excellent feature of any living space yet, as all homeowners know, it is a comfort which doesn’t come cheaply. In order to maximize the substantial investment you have made, below are three simple methods of keeping your carpet appearing its best for years into the future.
Keep the Dirt Where It Belongs — Outdoors
One way to make sure your carpeting is protected from dirt includes keeping it from getting into your house in the first place. Therefore, if you have not already, get your family into the habit of taking off their shoes before making a bee line for the television or refrigerator. That also goes for guests! To assist in making a smooth transition, we would recommend adding a shoe rack to the entranceway or a mudroom. Not just will it serve as a reminder of the place that shoes belong, it also will keep you from tripping over a ton of scattered sneakers and boots. For the ones who want added protection, hallway runners and entry mats may offer a stylish line of defense.
Heavy furniture may do a number on the carpeting. While the frequent pressure may produce ugly crush spots, furniture feet will also grind grit and dirt into the fibers of the carpet. If the design of your home will permit it, rotate the furniture at least one time a year. Doing this creates new traffic paths, more evenly distributing wear, helping the carpet to remain plush year after year.
Contact the Pros
To guarantee to get the most out of the carpet, regular professional cleaning is a must. As a matter of fact, carpet manufacturers usually suggest an expert cleaning at the minimum of every 18 to 24 months and not doing so actually can void the warranty of the carpet.