Keep Your Carpet Clean & Long Lasting

Between work, family responsibilities and trying to find some time to sleep, most people let a household chore or two slip through the cracks without being done often enough. While your carpet may look clean, maintenance is imperative to maximizing its lifespan. See a few ways to make sure your carpet is cared for correctly to keep your carpet clean and in good shape:

Prevention is the most important step of keeping your carpet durable. Keeping your carpet clean will not only make it look nicer, but will help you elude the sizable cost of replacing your carpet.

  • Vacuum frequently to ensure loose dirt and debris are removed. Doing this prevents any damage and keeping your carpet clean. 80% of soils can be removed simply by vacuuming.
  • If you have a spill, avoid scrubbing roughly. Doing so cannot only spread the stain, but weaken the carpet fibers and shorten their lifespan.
  • To prevent stains from resurfacing, cover the spot with a spongy fabric and put a heavy object on top of it. By leaving it overnight, the cloth will absorb the stain, and you can then clean your carpet normally. DO NOT use heat from a hair dryer, as it could cause the stain to set and become permanent.
  • Use a salt and lemon juice mix to help remove small mold or mildew spots.
  • Place a mat outside the entryway to prevent dirt and debris being dragged into your home. Make sure to keep these mats clean as well.
  • Always refer to your carpet manufacturer’s directions for their best ways to keep your carpet clean and in good shape.
  • Have a professional steam clean your carpet every 6 months to a year.

Is is time to have your carpet cleaned? Call Steamatic today and save an additional 10% for same or next day appointments!

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