There’s nothing like the feeling of soft, clean carpet under your feet. To keep the feeling of fresh carpet, you need to know how to look after it.
Carpet maintenance is important for not only preserving the texture and increasing the lifespan of your carpet, but also for preventing harmful bacteria from growing deep within the fibres.
From stains and mould to dents and fading, your carpet faces the risk of damage every day. Keep your floors in top condition for as long as possible with these carpet care tips.
If you’re a family of 3 or more (or 2 and a pet dog) in a home, your carpet should be cleaned every 6 months to keep it in peak condition. Carpets that may even look clean harbour vast amounts of bacteria and germs that may cause your family harm and sickness. Also grit that has embedded deep in your carpet is wearing your carpet daily, that cannot be extracted by a household vacuum cleaner. It acts like sandpaper on your carpet fibres, wearing and decreasing the life of your valuable carpet.
Single person or couple in a flat or unit once a year steam cleaning and sanitising is sufficient.
Stains are often hard to remove without causing damage to the carpet. This is why it’s important to prevent stains in the first place. You can reduce the risk of carpet stains by:
If a spill occurs, your best chance of getting out stain-free is to clean it up immediately. The longer you leave a spill, the longer it has to sink deep into the fibres and discolour the carpet permanently. Dab the stain with paper towels or a clean white cotton nappy, absorbing all liquid into the paper towels or nappy, and then rinse with warm water and dab dry. Do not try dish wash liquid, laundry detergent or harsh chemicals as this may bleach your carpet doing irreparable damage. Do not rub carpet with a brush or toothbrush as this may destroy the natural pile permanently.
Not only does carpet mould look gross; it can also cause an unpleasant odour and be dangerous for the health of your family and pets. Carpet mould can cause breathing problems like asthma and bronchitis, as well as potentially triggering allergy symptoms. Below are a few steps to prevent carpet mould:
Mould thrives in damp places, so don’t ignore excess moisture in your home.
Your favourite bulky couch could be causing damage to your carpet. These steps will help you prevent carpet dents caused by heavy furniture and items:
Nothing ruins the look of a beautiful carpet quite like carpet dents. Taking a few precautions will ensure you can enjoy your favourite heavy furniture and your soft carpet.
Fading and discolouration can make your carpet look cheap and unclean. Preventing carpet fading can help to preserve your carpet’s original texture and keep it looking its best. You can prevent carpet fading by:
Sustaining beautiful carpet is simple with the right care and some clever carpet maintenance. For more advice to keep your carpet looking its best, and a professional clean that makes your carpet feel brand new, get in touch today.Back to resources page