Fabulous Flooring: Keep Carpets Looking Their Best

When you enter your home, the first thing you come in contact with is your floors. Considering how often they are walked upon, it's no wonder why they may look a little worse for wear after a while. Luckily, there are ways to keep your carpets in great shape! Here are a few simple tips you can begin following right away that will keep your carpets looking and smelling great. 

Shoes Off

The easiest way you can keep carpets cleaner begins as soon as you walk in the front door. Immediately taking off your shoes once you enter the home will have a huge impact on the cleanliness and health of your carpets. Consider how dirty sidewalks, pathways, and streets are. Substances such as gasoline, dirt, grime, and even excrement from animals may make their way to the bottom of your shoes, so why bring it inside? Keep your carpets clean and sanitary by conveniently removing your shoes and asking your guests to remove theirs upon entering. You'll be surprised at how much more you can relax in your home knowing your carpets are not contaminated by street shoes. 

Regular Vacuuming 

Another excellent way to keep your carpets looking their best is vacuuming on a regular basis. Not only will this help keep your floors cleaner, but it gives your carpets a fresh appearance that will instantly be noticed. Depending on the size of your home and what areas get more foot traffic, you may need to vacuum more frequently. For parents of young children, for instance, a daily vacuum may be required to target crumbs or debris. For those who only have carpeted floors in their bedroom, on the other hand, vacuuming may not be needed for a while longer. Generally, a thorough vacuum at least twice a week would be considered ideal to keep your carpets in tip-top shape. 

Deeper Cleans

No matter how often you bust out the vacuum cleaner or insist others take off their shoes, there will always be a need to do a deeper clean. Whether it's in the form of a spilled glass of wine to a pet who may have gotten sick, deep cleaning is the only way you can effectively remove stains, odors, and unwanted substances from your floors. First, use paper towels or an unwanted rag to sop up as much moisture as possible. Try not to rub anything into the carpet lest you stain the floors further, and instead, use gentle pressure to blot. Using a deep cleaner that utilizes heated water, suck up any remaining moisture before applying the cleaning solution. Use the cleaner to apply water and cleaning fluid to the area in question and begin to scrub gently, removing any additional remnants of the stain. 

For more information about carpet cleaning, contact a local company.