You’ve just had a new carpet installed and you’re in love with how soft, clean, and shiny it looks. But sadly, carpets don’t look like that forever. The good news is that with the right strategies in place, you can prolong the life of your carpet and keep it looking like it’s just been put down for as long as possible.
No matter which room it is in your home, people are going to track some dirt into it when they walk over it. Pets can make it even dirtier and pet hairs can really show up on a plain carpet. In high-traffic areas, especially at the front of the house, you might be dealing with dirt, rocks, and salt on the bottom of shoes tracked in from the outside, which can be abrasive on carpet fibers. Vacuuming regularly will remove anything that irritates the carpet and keep your floors looking fantastic. Invest in a vacuum that works well with your carpet and consider setting aside regular time to vacuum them.
Get a Shoe Rack:
Getting a shoe rack to place at the entrance of your home will encourage everybody to remove their shoes before they enter. Place the shoe rack or tray strategically in your porch or hallway so that people don’t have to enter the house halfway before taking their shoes off. Get your whole family into the habit of taking off their shoes as soon as they walk in the house and leave slippers at the door for them to change into.
Use Baking Soda:
Along with looking great, you also want your carpet to smell fresh – especially if you have pets at home. Baking soda is a common household item that you can probably find in your pantry and sprinkling some of it on your carpet before vacuuming is a great way to eliminate any odors. Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet and then leave it for a few minutes before vacuuming as normal.
Look After Your Vacuum Cleaner:
The effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner will have an impact on how well you are able to keep your carpet in good condition. Regardless of the type of vacuum that you have, maintaining it well will make it easier for you to keep your carpet looking great. Change the bag and filter on your vacuum on a regular basis to ensure that it is in good condition and avoid any loss of vacuum suction.
invest in a Carpet Cleaner:
While you might not have to use it every day, a carpet cleaner can be a good tool to have in your home. It will thoroughly wash the carpet leaving it feeling and looking as good as new. You may want to consider investing in a model that is designed to clean both carpets and upholstery at the same time. A long best upholstery cleaning machine post from Carpet Obsession lists the best options to help you choose.
When you get new carpets fitted, you want to keep them looking that good forever. These tips will help you preserve the condition of your carpet for as long as possible.