Carpets that are cleaned on a regular basis will last longer. Properly cleaned carpets remain stronger because they are absent of dust, dirt and debris that collects over time. There are right ways and wrong ways to clean carpets. If you don’t do it the right way, it can damage the carpet fibers and shorten the life of the carpet. When carpets breakdown, they need to be replaced a lot sooner than they need to be.
1. Too much vacuuming. Vacuuming is great at removing dust, dirt and debris from your carpets but, try not to vacuum more than once a week if you can get away with it. The reason being, vacuuming can shorten the life of the fibers that your carpets are made up of. The suction of the vacuum cleaner can wear your carpet down and the fibers can become loose. It may be hard to wrap your head around the fact that vacuum cleaners actually destroy your carpets over time. Vacuuming once a week will still allow your carpets to last a long time. Vacuuming too much will just cause it wear out faster.
2. Using the wrong vacuum cleaner. There are lots of vacuum cleaners on the market and they aren’t all made the same. Some are better for shag carpets and other are made for different types of carpet. Vacuum cleaners with beater bars can be damaging to shag carpet and will make the fibers wear out quickly. You need to use suction only on shag carpeting. There are vacuum cleaners that allow you to adjust the level depending on your carpeting. Any vacuum cleaner you use will have recommendation for the manufacturer regarding the type of carpeting you have.
3. Letting carpet stains sit for too long. This is the biggest mistake you can make when it comes to stains on your carpet. Letting a stain sit for too long is not a good thing. The longer it sits, the more likely it is to become set in. This can make it impossible to remove. You need to blot a stain as soon as you discover it. Use a dry towel or paper towels and blot till it’s dry. Then you can use a cleaner to treat the area. The faster you clean up a stain, the better chance you have at removing it.
4. Using harsh chemical cleaners on carpet. The worst thing you can do for your carpets is use harsh cleaners on it. For example, bleach can damage and weaken carpet fibers. Also, using harsh chemicals on your carpet can discolor it. This can make the area look worse and leave you with a permanent reminder that looks worse than the original stain. The best cleaning solutions for carpets are those formulated for carpets. Always test any solution you plan on using in a hidden area before you use to ensure it won’t affect your carpet negatively.
Properly cleaned carpets not only look better but last longer too. Avoid harsh chemicals, clean spills immediately, don’t vacuum too often, make sure you’re using the right type of vacuum cleaner and contact Ameribest Carpet Cleaning to have your carpets professionally cleaned.