Getting a new carpet at home is great, but keeping it in top condition requires effort. Your carpet will stay beautiful with regular maintenance and professional cleaning every year. The lifespan of a carpet is normally between 8 to 10 years, but it may last longer depending on the kind of carpet, quality of materials and how you take care of it.
Dirt on the carpet’s surface will be removed with regular vacuuming. This should be done at least once every week especially if someone in your home smokes or has allergies. Pay special attention to areas that get a lot of traffic; these will need to be vacuumed every day. Vacuuming will also help with damages and prevents uneven wearing out of carpets.
Keep it protected
The presence of blinds and shades in your home will keep the carpet safe from sunlight. Do not forget to pull your window coverings down every time you leave your home. Area rugs are also ideal for places in your home that get a lot of traffic. Piling can be prevented by moving around furniture and by putting coasters under each leg of the furniture when you move them around.
Treat spots and stains
You should be careful about using any cleaning product to clean carpets because they can also cause damages. Remember that stains should be blotted not wiped. If the spill has the tendency to leave a stain, it’s always ideal to contact professionals to clean it up for you. If you decide to remove the stain yourself, do not be too harsh when rubbing the stain; this might cause more problems.
Professional carpet cleaning
To remove any residue or soils that have been trapped over time in your carpet, have it thoroughly cleaned at least once every 12 months. Professional cleaners should be hired to help with this kind of maintenance for your carpet in order to ensure the best results.
Always refer to the experts in keeping your carpet well-maintained. AIM Property Solutions specialises in carpet cleaning and stain removal, assuring you of a wonderfully clean carpet that will last for years.
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