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Treat your carpet well and it will provide you with years of comfort and beauty. Here are some strategies for battling the wear and tear enemies of every day living.
Clean spills up immediately. Food is a natural enemy of carpet and will break down your plush fluffiness in no time. Always follow proper stain removal directions and preserve your fantastic looking carpet.
Place glides under heavy furniture to combat crushing. Rotate furniture to give carpet a rest.
To prevent fading, avoid long hours of direct sunlight on carpet. Close blinds or shades periodically. Select a lighter colored carpet in sun-drenched rooms to minimize fading.
4) Cigarettes & Burns
Snip off the damaged fibers. Blot with a soapless cleaner, like dry cleaning solvent or denatured alcohol. Check first to make sure the cleaner doesn’t discolor the carpet.
5) Foot Traffic
Change traffic patterns. Rotate furniture, so people have to alter their path through the room.
6) Outside Doors
Place doormats inside and outside of exterior doors to minimize tracking in dirt.
High humidity and heat can cause wall-to-wall carpet to ripple. Call a professional to re-stretch it with a power stretcher.
Vacuum often and use deodorizer on previous “accident” sites. Some animals will have repeat “accidents” because they’re drawn to the smell.
Be sure to check back often for more tips and tricks.