5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Carpet
Generally, carpets only last about 5 to 15 years before you have to replace them. Unfortunately, carpet replacement can be both time-consuming and pricy.
This is why homeowners and commercial building managers in Flagstaff are always seeking out the best advice and tips they can find on carpet life extension. The good news is, carpet life-span extension isn’t as hard as everybody thinks. Here are some easy ways for Flagstaff residents to extend their carpet’s life.
Never Wear Shoes on Carpet
Dirt and grime are two of a carpet owner’s worst enemies when it comes to carpet life expectancy. Dirt particles and gravel grate against the yarn and overtime strip away factory-applied protectants, leaving carpets vulnerable to stains, soiling and further infiltration of dirt. Trapped dirt then makes its way even deeper into the carpet and scrapes away at the carpet backing, thus shortening a carpet’s life.
One way to cut way down on how much dirt makes its way onto carpet is to remove your shoes before entering your home or at least before entering any carpeted room. Changing into an extra pair of house slippers or socks will further increase a carpet’s lifespan by preventing sweat, grease, and dead skin cells from bare feet rubbing into the carpet fibers.
Vacuum and Clean Floors Regularly
It is important to vacuum carpets on a regular basis (3-5 times per week in high-traffic areas). Dirty carpets attract dust mites and cause mold to grow. Left untreated, these allergens can cause serious health issues to both children and adults. Suck up dirt and particles before it has time to settle into the carpet backing by using a good vacuum that is set to the right settings.
Cleaning hard surface areas of the house along with sweeping outside pavement leading up to the house or business can also help keep carpets clean. This should be done as often as the carpets are vacuumed.
Clean Up Stains Immediately
Spot cleaning stains and spills the moment they happen will not only keep your carpet looking new, but will also extend your carpet’s life.
Liquids that are left on carpet too long are more likely to seep into deep parts of a carpet’s fiber and padding. Thus making a stain more permanent, or worse, set the stage for molds to grow. Depending on the PH composition of a liquid, certain spills that are not cleaned properly can even start to eat away at a carpet’s fibers.
Rearrange Furniture or Use throw Rugs
Using throw rugs and mats at doorways and in high-traffic areas of the house can also be a great tactic in making sure you get the most out of your carpets. Hallways and high-traffic areas of the house are used more often than any other part of the house. Placing throw rugs or mats over these areas help to preserve the carpet below, not only from normal wear and tear, but also from dust, spills, and other accidents. Throw rugs can be cleaned just as easily as carpets and even replaced when carpet damage is irreversible while costing much less than it would to replace the carpet of a whole room.
Rearranging furniture is another brilliant way in preventing uneven wear and tear on carpet. It allows for a fresh new look to a room while guiding visitors and household members to take a new traffic pattern when making their through a living or office space.
Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner Regularly
Extending the life of carpet requires that same kind of maintenance and care that it takes to extend the life of a car. Similar to a regular oil change to keep your car running its best, dirt and grime should be removed from carpets on a regular basis (once every 3-6 months).
Choose the right kind of carpet cleaning company to clean your carpets. You will save both time and money if you hire professionals that you can trust to get the job done right each and every time. Not all carpet professionals clean carpets the same way or with he same quality. Be sure to do your research and pick a professional that will use a carpet cleaning method proven to lengthen your carpet’s life rather than shorten it.
Usage, quality, padding can all take their toll in extending or shortening the life of a carpet. Although the most important consideration of all might be which carpet cleaning method you choose to maintain your
How Does A-Quality ChemDry Extend Your Carpets Life?
80% less water used than other conventional steam cleaning methods
Less water means less mold, mildew and bacteria. These pesky intruders love to grow in damp dark places.
Instead of using large amounts of water (method used by most steam cleaning companies) ChemDry relies on carbonation and microscopic bubbles to obliterate dirt and gunk from deep within the carpets fibers and carry them to the surface where they and left over moisture are removed from the carpet surface altogether.
New carpets usually come with a factory-applied protectant but this wears off over time. ChemDry offers protectant reapplication with every carpet cleaning. Reapplication is easy and safe for all members of the family and helps keep carpets AND upholsteries cleaner longer by resisting stains and soiling and by slowing the aging process that can occur with normal every day use.
Removes up to 98% of Allergens and 99.99% of Dirt and Grime
ChemDry’s all-natural, Green-Certified product called The Natural, coupled with its one-of-a-kind hot carbonating extraction carpet cleaning method is sure to clean your carpets better than any other steam cleaning method. Less dirt left behind means a longer life for carpets.
For a professional carpet cleaning call now to save 10% (928) 525-3188 or schedule an appointment. A-Quality ChemDry is all about trying to save customers money and stress!