Keeping Your Carpet Fresh After Cleaning
Now that you have invested the money into getting your carpets professionally cleaned, and you are enjoying that fresh scent in the aftermath, you may be wondering how to make this moment last forever. While we cannot guarantee an ever-lasting freshness for your floors, we can make some suggestions on how to make the most of your clean carpet until we visit to freshen them up again. Here are a few things that you can do to keep living the life of luxuriously unsullied surfaces.
Barefoot is Better
When walking in and out of your house, you may be unaware of how much dirt and dust you are tracking along with you. Even if there are not any visible particles staining your carpets, there is still the potential of bringing along scents and smells from the outdoors and traipsing all over your floors with them. An easy way to avoid the possibility of stinking and staining up your floors with outside influences is to ditch the shoes at the doorway. Invest in a shoe rack or simply kick them off and carry them to your closet. Wearing shoes indoors can also wear down your carpet faster, making it look dirtier and dingier than it actually is, and making it hard to freshen up.
Take Steps to Protect
While it may be impossible, or at least highly inconvenient, to fully protect all of your carpeted areas with measures such as plastic coverings, there are some things you can do to help keep high-traffic areas of your home well taken care of. A thoughtfully placed area rug can aid in elongating the life of carpeting in areas that experience a lot of pedestrians. Deep cleaning area rugs is simpler than an entire carpet, so even though the area rug will see the same amount of foot traffic as the carpeting it is covering, it is easier to keep it looking fresh. If you have a carpeted dining room or office, adding mats under your chairs can also help to protect your carpet from them being pulled out and pushed back in.
It may be a no brainer, but one of the best ways to keep your carpets looking fresh and clean between professional services, is to actually clean them. Keeping up with regularly vacuuming ensures that any dirt that gets tracked into the room will be swept up and away from the dangers of getting embedded into the depths of your carpeting. When you vacuum, take your time and be sure to go over high traffic areas slowly, if not multiple times. The more dedicated you are to keeping up with the cleaning, the fresher your carpets will stay between professional deep cleaning sessions.
Deep Clean Consistently
More often than not, homeowners go far too long between professional carpet cleanings. By the time the professionals are called in, carpeting can be on its last legs. If you want to keep your carpets looking fresh and new for as long as possible, it's important to keep up with deep cleanings consistently. We recommend every six months to a year for peak life expectancy. With consistent cleanings, it becomes easier to keep your carpets fresh in the time between professional services. This, in turn, makes it easier for the professionals to do their job as well. Clean carpeting is the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.
How long has it been since your last carpet cleaning? If your carpets are due for some freshening up, contact our experts today!