3 Simple Ways To Extend Your Carpet Life
The lush feeling of carpet underfoot is a great feature in any living space but, as every homeowner knows, it’s a comfort that does not come cheaply. To maximize the significant investment you’ve made, here are 3 easy ways to keep your carpet looking its best for years to come.
Keep Dirt Where It Belongs: Outside
One of the best ways to ensure your carpet is protected from grime is to keep it from entering your home in the first place. So, if you haven’t already, try to get your family into the habit of removing their shoes before they make a bee line for the refrigerator or television. This goes for guests, too! To help make the transition a smooth one, we’d suggest adding a shoe rack to your entranceway or mudroom. Not only will it serve as a reminder of where shoes belong, it will also prevent you from tripping over a bunch of scattered boots and sneakers. For those looking for some extra protection, entry mats and hallway runners can provide a stylish second line of defense.
Rotate Your Furniture
Heavy furniture can do a number on your carpet. While the constant pressure can create unsightly crush spots, furniture feet also grind dirt and grit into your carpet’s fibers. If your home’s design will allow it, try to rotate your furniture at least once per year. Doing so will create new traffic paths, more evenly distribute wear, which will help your carpet stay pleasantly plush year after year.
Call In The Professionals
To guarantee you get the most out of your carpet, routine professional cleaning is a must. In fact, carpet manufacturers typically recommend a professional cleaning at least every 18-24 months and failure to do so can actually void your carpet’s warranty.
So what makes an Aquamist professional cleaning so effective? Well, in addition to experience and know-how, our carpet technicians have industrial-strength equipment that thoroughly washes and disinfects your carpet using a process called hot water extraction. Here’s how it works: our machines inject a mixture of hot water and a 100% organic cleaning agent into your carpet, cleansing the fibers from top to bottom. Then, the liquid is quickly extracted by a powerful, truck-mounted suction system, taking dirt, dust, and allergens along with it. The result is a refreshed, reinvigorated carpet that can more easily withstand daily wear and tear.
If you’re wondering how often you should have your carpet professionally cleaned, the answer depends on your individual needs. For a home that experiences a normal amount of soiling, one deep cleaning a year may be sufficient. Bigger households, or those with pets or smokers, should be having their carpets professionally cleaned at least twice annually. If you’d like a personalized expert assessment, get in touch with us today and we’d be happy to provide one.