6 Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Your Carpet
Most home and business owners know that carpet can be very expensive. That is why it’s important that you take care of your carpet to increase its lifespan and save money long-term. If you get into the right habits, you can preserve your carpet with minimal effort.
1.) Take your shoes off before walking on your carpet.
If you really want to keep your carpet looking new, you'll want to avoid walking on it with your shoes on. Even if you think that your shoes are clean, they are more than likely tracking dirt on your carpet. Over time, this will accumulate and potentially cause discoloration to your carpet. Additionally, the hard soles of your shoes will wear down your carpets much faster.
2.) Before vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda.
Sprinkling baking soda on your carpet is a simple trick that will keep your carpet smelling fresh and new. All you have to do is sprinkle a very light layer on your carpet and let it settle for a few minutes. After it has settled, simply vacuum your carpet as you would normally.
3.) Make a habit of vacuuming on a regular basis.
Dirt gets caught in carpet very easily. If it’s left for a long period of time, it can start to cause damage to your carpet. It is good to get in a habit of cleaning your carpet regularly to avoid letting dirt stay on it for extended periods of time. Something as simple as vacuuming once a week will greatly increase the lifespan of your carpet.
4.) Treat carpet stains immediately.
Unfortunately, accidents happen and sometimes we stain our carpets. It’s important that you take care of stains as soon as you notice them to avoid letting the stains soak into your carpet. Apply a carpet cleaner to the stained area until your carpet is dry then vacuum.
5.) Do not rub stains.
Although common sense might tell you to rub stains with carpet cleaner, this actually can make matters worse. Rubbing stains will only rub the stain deeper into your carpet. It is recommended that you stick with a blotting motion when treating stains.
6.) Have your carpet cleaned professionally once or twice per year.
It is recommended to have carpets cleaned at least twice per year. Although this may seem pricey, it will greatly increase the lifespan of your carpet. In the long-run, this will save you money.
If you have any questions about carpet cleaning, please do not hesitate to call the SERVPRO of Bend office at 541-385-7044.