Maintaining your carpet properly involves more than just frequent steam cleaning. In fact, a carpet that is maintained correctly can last up to FOUR times longer than a carpet that is neglected. There are several things that you can do to ensure that your carpet will last as long as possible.
We've all heard it before; "your carpet will last longer if you vacuum it regularly." But few people actually understand the reason behind this claim. You see, dirt, dust, crumbs, etc., all act as an abrasive in your carpeting. When your carpet is walked around on repeatedly with these debris embedded in its fibers, the carpet becomes worn down as a result of the sharp soil particles literally cutting each fiber. The soil continues degrading the carpet fibers until they are left looking matted and worn down. Vacuuming helps to remove the abrasive debris so that the fibers stay strong and intact.
Sometimes when something gets spilled or dropped on the carpet, it doesn't get cleaned up right away. Whether its because of kids screaming, or maybe you're in the middle of cooking a meal. Whatever the reason is, cleaning carpet stains sometimes gets put on the back burner. Well, what if I told you that letting spots sit on the carpet can actually weaken the carpet fibers? Yep. Over time, certain substances can begin to degrade the carpet fibers making them less resistant to foot traffic and everyday living conditions. So next time you spill something on the carpet, think twice before you decide to clean it up later.
Vacuuming and spot removal are both proactive measures that you can take to keep your carpet debris-free. However, both of these practices will not keep all contaminants out of your carpet. This is why it is important to have your carpet professionally steam cleaned on a regular basis. The EPA and most carpet manufacturers recommend that you have your carpet cleaned every 6-12 months depending on several factors in your home or office. A complete recommended carpet cleaning frequency chart is listed on our website.
So there you have it; the three most important things to remember in terms of keeping your carpet in optimal condition. These guidelines also apply to any rugs or upholstery that are in your home or office. Grossbusters Carpet Cleaning is here to keep you informed. If you ever find yourself with a question pertaining to carpet or upholstery care, ask us! We will be happy to chat with you!