Getting new carpet is an excellent way to make a big improvement to your new home and can feel very refreshing. Unfortunately, new carpet can’t stay new, so how can you protect your carpet flooring from becoming worn and stained for as long as possible? Here are a few tips for maintaining your carpet flooring:
- Clean spills quickly – Spills happen, but the sooner you take care of them, the less likely they are to stain. Clean the spills by blotting to remove as much as you can, then clean with a small amount of water and a mild detergent if necessary. Avoid stain removers as they can discolor the carpet. Also avoid scrubbing the fibers.
- Clip snags – If you get a small snag, never pull on it. Instead, clip it down carefully with sharp scissors to avoid damaging other fibers.
- Vacuum regularly – Use a vacuum with good airflow and large wheels to vacuum regularly. The frequency will vary depending on the level of foot traffic and whether or not you have animals, but at least weekly, if not more often.
- Minimize debris – It’s best to not to have carpet in entry ways and other spots where dirt will be brought in often. You can also remove shoes and wear slippers to further avoid dragging debris around.
We know you will be more than satisfied with the carpet flooring we provide for you here at Express Affordable Flooring because we make your satisfaction our highest priority. Along with that, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about caring for your carpet flooring or other flooring. Call us today with any questions.