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Eight Simple Tricks To Keep Your Carpets Looking Fresh And Clean

Carpeting is a popular choice for flooring in both residential and commercial settings. It adds warmth and comfort to a space and works as a sound absorber, which helps create quieter environments. However, carpets can last up to a decade or longer as a durable and cost-effective flooring option. In addition, factors such as foot traffic and proper maintenance can impact the appearance of homes and businesses.

Eight  Simple Tricks To Keep Your Carpets Looking Fresh And Clean

Commercial carpeting in high-traffic offices or buildings may have a shorter lifespan of up to a decade. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your carpeting and enjoy its benefits for years to come.

Keeping your carpets looking fresh and clean can be a challenge. But with these eight simple tricks, you can keep your carpeting looking its best for years. Here are ten simple ways to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean.

1. Use A High-Quality Vacuum

A high-quality vacuum sweeper, combined with regular vacuuming, is among the simple ways to keep your carpeting looking fresh. High-powered vacuum cleaners remove dirt, dust, and other allergens from your carpet so it looks and feels cleaner.

Further, vacuuming with a high-quality vacuum can prevent long-term carpet damage.
These days, consumers have numerous products from which to choose. Read the product details when researching or shopping for a quality vacuum sweeper! For instance, some vacuum sweepers are better suited for high-pile carpets, while others are better suited for low piles. Additional features such as add value and functionality:

● HEPA Filtration
● Bagless Design
● Pet Hair Removal
● On-Board Tools And Attachments
● Lightweight Design
● Wand Attachments
● Strong Suction Power
● Product Warranty

A high-quality vacuum cleaner that balances value and features helps keep your carpeting looking its best.

2. Vacuum Regularly

This tip is an obvious one! Regular vacuuming with a high-quality vacuum is the first line of defense to keep residential and commercial carpeting looking fresh and clean.
Vacuuming improves indoor air quality by eliminating allergens and VOCs from the environment, dirt, and debris from carpet fibers. In addition, it helps to reinvigorate carpet fibers, enhancing their appearance.

3. Don’t Wear Shoes Indoors

While this is not practical advice for commercial or business settings, removing shoes worn outdoors before entering your home can go a long way in keeping your carpets looking clean and fresh.

Wearing shoes indoors can track in all sorts of dirt, grime, and bacteria from the outside world, making carpets look dingy and dirty.

Not a fan of going shoeless? There’s no reason to sacrifice style or comfort. Instead, invest in indoor-only slippers or house shoes to wear inside only. And if going shoeless is not an option for you or your family, please keep reading.

4. Use Doormats And Area Rugs

The strategic placement of doormats and area rugs at entrances and other high-traffic areas, like home or office hallways, provides a barrier between people’s feet and installed carpeting. This relatively inexpensive trick can help prevent significant dirt and debris from embedding in permanent flooring.

This simple trick to protect installed carpeting can be very impactful for office buildings, apartment buildings, schools, and other commercial businesses, with people coming and going through their doors.

To ensure the highest cleanliness levels, doormats, runners, and area rugs should get cleaned regularly.

5. Spot Clean Spills Immediately

Accidents happen, but cleaning up spills immediately is essential to prevent them from staining your carpets. Use a clean, damp white cloth to blot as much of the spill as possible. Take care not to rub, and avoid using a colored fabric, as the pigment might transfer to the carpeting. Remember, the faster you can take action to clean the spill, the more likely you are to avert damage.

6. Rotate Furniture

Heavy furniture can leave imprints on your carpets over time. Rotate your furniture occasionally to prevent these imprints from becoming permanent. Additionally, repeated foot traffic to frequently used furniture can prevent the carpeting from becoming worn and threadbare, and moving or rearranging your furniture from time to time help to distribute foot traffic more evenly. This effort can help carpets look more radiant for longer.

7. Protect It From Sunlight Exposure 

Protecting your carpeting from exposure to sunshine can go a long way in preventing it from fading or getting light spots. Yes, it’s true! The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause severe damage to your carpet, especially if it’s a lighter color.
Luckily, there are a few approaches to protect your carpet from the sun’s harmful rays.

One option is to apply UV protection window film to your windows. This film helps filter out UV rays to keep your carpet safe. Generally, it’s an affordable and accessible solution to minimize sun exposure.

Another not quite so affordable or accessible option is to invest in window upgrades. Many newer windows feature built-in UV protection that helps improve your home’s energy efficiency, which is always a bonus.

If you need more time to invest in new windows or UV protection film, you can always pull your drapes or blinds during the sunniest parts of the day to limit sunlight exposure and keep your carpet looking its best.

8. Invest In Professional Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning can help breathe new life into your carpets and make them look new again. Professional carpet cleaning efficiently removes deep-set stains, dirt, and grime that accumulate over time and cause your carpets to look dingy and worn out.

That’s where professional carpet cleaning comes in. Professional carpet cleaning companies use specialized products to deep clean carpets and remove the toughest stains and dirt. Plus, they can target specific problem areas, such as high-traffic areas or pet stains, to ensure that carpets look and smell fresh and clean.

Whether you are a residential homeowner, a property management company, or a business owner in Holbrook, MA, professional carpet cleaning from Stephco Cleaning can significantly impact the appearance and cleanliness of your space. We are now accepting new commercial and residential clients for Spring cleaning services. Contact us for a no-obligation estimate.

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