8 Carpet Enemies

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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.

1) Food

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.

Man Spill Wine Carpet

2) Furniture

Place glides under heavy furniture to combat crushing. Rotate furniture to give carpet a rest.

Carpet Armoire

3) Sunlight

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.

Carpet Sunlight

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.

Ashtray Carpet

5) Foot Traffic

Change traffic patterns. Rotate furniture, so people have to alter their path through the room.

Muddy Shoes Carpet

6) Outside Doors

Place doormats inside and outside of exterior doors to minimize tracking in dirt.

Welcome Mat Carpet

7) Rippling

High humidity and heat can cause wall-to-wall carpet to ripple. Call a professional to re-stretch it with a power stretcher.

Stretching Carpet

8) Animals

Vacuum often and use deodorizer on previous “accident” sites. Some animals will have repeat “accidents” because they’re drawn to the smell.

Dog WeeWee Carpet

 

Be sure to check back often for more tips and tricks.

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