The carpet in your home can be a great investment but if it’s not cleaned regularly, it can become dirty and stained. This can make your carpets look old and worn out. If this happens, it can be time to replace them. However, before you do that, here are some tips to help maintain your carpets in a home with pets.
Step 1 – Cleaning
Cleaning your carpets is the first step. You should always vacuum your carpets at least once a week to remove any dirt and debris. Vacuuming is a good way to get rid of dust mites and other allergens. When vacuuming, use a low-pressure cleaner to avoid damaging the fibers of your carpet.
Step 2 – Spot Treatments
If stains appear on your carpets, try using a spot treatment product. These products contain enzymes that break down the stain and leave no residue behind. Try using a product that contains bleach or ammonia to clean stubborn stains.
Step 3 – Regular Maintenance
Your carpet does a valuable job by acting as a filter, trapping potentially damaging air pollutants like pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria, cigarette smoke, tars, and residues. The trouble is once the carpet gets “full” it no longer traps or holds these tiny air pollutants. These trapped pollutants can only be removed with regular professional carpet cleaning.
Step 4 – Take Off Your Shoes!
Most people admit to walking on their carpets while wearing their outdoor shoes whether all the time or for quick convenience. This not only tracks dirt into the house, but it also grinds it into the carpets, and vacuuming alone isn’t going to get rid of this. It’s also common for people to move furniture around to cover stains in their carpets rather than clean the stains. Spills should be cleaned immediately, to prevent stains from forming.