Westchase homeowners love to have soft, cozy carpeting in bedrooms and other living areas. However, if you don’t take care of your carpet, it can quickly become dusty, dingy, and stained. Don’t let your carpet deteriorate! With proper care, you can keep it looking new for a long time. Not only does clean carpeting look better, it’s better for your health, too. Dusty carpeting can lower your home’s air quality – a valid concern for allergy and asthma sufferers.
Want to keep your carpeting looking and feeling like new? Here are some maintenance tips from Floor Coverings International North Tampa:
1. Vacuum Regularly
Vacuuming is the most effective way to clean your carpet on a regular basis. Every week or two, you should give your carpet a thorough vacuuming to remove dirt and dust. This will help keep your carpet looking and feeling fresh.
2. Take Shoes Off at the Door
This may seem obvious, but keeping your shoes away from your carpet will make a big difference in keeping it clean. Politely ask your family and guests to remove their shoes when they enter the house, or if that isn’t possible, make sure that you have a doormat for them to wipe their shoes on.
3. Clean Up Spills Immediately
Spills happen, so remember to treat them immediately. Even if you don’t have a specialty stain remover, take a wet cloth and blot (don’t rub) the spill area. Once a stain has set, it will be much harder to remove.
4. Use Area Rugs
Believe it or not, you can use area rugs over your wall-to-wall carpeting! Try placing area rugs in high traffic areas to protect the carpet underneath. This is also an easy, low-commitment way to change up the look of a room.
5. Call a Professional
If your carpet experiences a lot of wear and tear, you can always have it cleaned professionally. Schedule cleanings annually to remove stains and ground-in dirt and make your carpet look like new!
Do you have carpet that’s beyond saving? Then give us a call! Floor Coverings International North Tampa can help you find the perfect new carpeting for your Westchase home.
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