Tips for Maintaining the Beauty and Extending the Life of Your Carpet

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Introduction

When it comes to maintaining your carpet, one of the most critical things to focus on is the traffic areas. If ground in soil is not removed on a regular basis, the traffic areas will begin to show excessive wear. Soil is an abrasive and can cause serious, non-repairable damage to your carpet. The second area of focus is spot removal. You must react to "danger" spots immediately. I've listed some steps to properly maintain your carpet.

Warranty

You need to obtain a copy of the warranty for your specific carpet from the retailer that you purchased it from. Stain resist warranties can vary from 5 to 20 years. All stain resist warranties require regular cleaning and immediate spot removal. You need to save all receipts Bay Shore Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning gives you, in case they're needed for future reference.

Entrance Mats

Using entrance mats inside and outside of doorways will reduce the amount of soil brought onto the carpet. As much as 75% of the soil in your carpet is carried in on the bottom of your shoes.

Vacuuming (Dry Soil Removal)

Nothing is more important for maintaining a beautiful, long lasting, healthy carpet than vacuuming. Dry soil in the carpet causes serious damage and accelerated wear to the fibers. In addition to creating a dingy appearance, it will also diminish the effectiveness of the stain protective coating.

Professional Cleaning

As a rule, cleaning by a professional, certified firm should be completed once a year. For extremely high traffic areas, cleaning is required more often. The carpet protection also needs to be re-applied on a regular basis. See your warranty for your particular requirements. Professional cleaning removes the soil that your vacuum is not able to remove. Warning: uninformed, uneducated carpet cleaners will void your warranty.

Clean Up Spills Immediately

The quicker you attend to a spill the easier it is to remove.