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Tips to Help Prolong the Life of your Carpet

We love the beautiful, warm, and welcoming feeling that carpets provide when you walk into the room. On the other hand, they can feel like a real magnet for spills and dirt. The truth is that carpets are one of the largest investments in your home's interior that need to be well-maintained to serve you for their expected lifespan.

Whether you've just installed brand new carpeting, or if your carpet is several years old, I'd like to help you prolong the life of your carpet, its beauty, and its soft, plush feeling under your feet. Since carpets can be a significant investment, here at Flawless Cleaning Systems we want to help you get the most out of the lifespan of your carpet.

Taking Care of Your Carpet Investment

Did you know that the average carpet lasts between 5 to 20 years? There's quite a gap between those two numbers. The lifespan of your carpet is heavily dependent on how it's cared for.

Upon installation, the manufacturer may offer a warranty for its expected lifespan. To maintain that warranty and prolong the life and beauty of your carpet will take a commitment to properly maintain your carpets to ensure that it stays in the best condition possible. So, how do we achieve that?

Through years of carpet cleaning experience, I've cultivated my favorite tips and tricks that I'd like to pass along to you. Since carpet cleaning is my profession, I know how expensive it can be to replace carpeting in your home. My goal is to help you become confident in caring for your carpet to keep it beautiful and performing well late into its life expectancy.

Tips for Prolonging the Life of your Carpets

Good Vacuuming Habits This first suggestion may seem obvious: vacuum your carpets regularly. When you vacuum regularly, you are ensuring that the buildup of dirt and debris on the surface does not wear down your carpet fibers over time.

How frequently you should vacuum is dependent on a few different factors. For example: does your household have kids and pets? Are there guests over frequently? For the average adult home, I'd recommend a minimum of vacuuming your carpets once a week. If children and/or pets are involved, increase the frequency to around every other day.

Leave Your Shoes at The Door While taking your shoes off at the door is a common practice for many cultures, it also helps prolong the life of your carpets. The soles of your shoes can bring in unwanted dirt and contaminants to the fibers of your carpet. "No shoe zones" in your carpeted rooms may help keep your carpets in great condition.

Add Some Area Rugs Aside from adding a little bit of style and personal flare to your home, area rugs can also aid in prolonging the life of your carpet. With the addition of rugs on top of your carpet in high-traffic areas, you can reduce the amount of wear that the carpet experiences in your home. Additionally, inexpensive area rugs can protect your carpet from accidental spills since new rugs can be obtained at a fraction of the cost of replacing your carpets.

Clean Spills Immediately If you spill something on your carpet, it is important to take care of it immediately. The longer a spill is allowed to sit on your carpet, the deeper it can sink into each fiber, making cleanup and stain removal more difficult.

Periodically Rearrange your Rooms Even if you feel like you've arranged your room perfectly, you may want to rearrange your furniture every so often. When you change the placement of furniture in a room, the pattern of traffic is forced to change as well. If your furniture stays in the same place for many years, noticeable signs of wear can become prominent as the same area of carpet is walked on consistently.

Have your Carpets Professionally Cleaned While this is last on our list, it certainly is not the least important recommendation. Regular professional deep cleanings using hot water extraction methods can greatly impact the longevity of your carpets, and they are also necessary to maintain carpet manufacturer's warranties. Our state-of-the-art hot water extraction equipment is a powerful system to make sure your carpets get the maintenance care that they need.

The Importance of Hiring an Expert Carpet Cleaner

Even if you're doing your due diligence in keeping the house in pristine condition, it is still critical to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to get the embedded grit, grime, bacteria, and oil-based residues out from deep within your carpet fibers. When you invest in a truly professional cleaning, not only are you aiding in removing deeply nested layers of dirt, but you're also killing off germs, dust mites, and bacteria that have made your carpet their home.

On top of a clean floor, did you know that the state of your carpet can affect the indoor air quality in your home? With carpet fibers cleaned and treated, your household not only looks better, but is healthier for you and your family.

Signs it is Time to Replace Your Carpets

Sometimes no amount of cleaning or professional help can recover matted-down or stained carpets that are 10-20 years old. If you are constantly battling recurring stains, permanent discoloration, obvious signs of wear and tread, unravelling carpet fibers, or if there's an odor you just can't get rid of, it may be time to install new carpet.

Maybe. Or maybe not.

I have brought carpets back to life that homeowners were sure needed to be replaced. Regularly scheduled professional cleanings can add years of life to your carpet — and a quality professional cleaning may even restore very old carpets well enough for a few more years of use.

Hire Flawless Cleaning Systems to Help Extend the Life of Your Carpet!

If you put off manufacturer's recommended professional cleaning schedules, it could leave you paying more in the long run to replace prematurely aging carpets. Let us help you! Customer satisfaction and perfectly clean carpets are our core values. Our years of experience have allowed us to provide nothing short of exceptional service, every time. Call today to set up your free consultation and be on the right track to keeping your carpets looking great and performing like new for its entire long lifespan.

To your clean and healthy home!

~ Raymond Romero, owner
Flawless Cleaning Systems
Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, Gilroy CA

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