Carpets are a lovely addition to any home, they add a rich, plush feel to any room and make you feel warm and cozy on the coldest of days. But like most good things, they can’t last forever. Carpets should be replaced every 10-15 years in a family home, but replacing your carpets can be really pricey and a total headache. At Dazzle CC we want to help you protect your investment and keep your carpets looking beautiful for years to come. Did you know you can lengthen the lifespan of your carpets with a few easy changes? Here’s how:
Leave the Dirt at the Door
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to the ways to lengthen the lifespan of your carpets, keeping them from getting soiled in the first place is key. Invest in entryway mats to keep the outside messes from making their way into your home. Be sure to wipe your feet when you come from outside to ensure you’re not getting muddy footprints on your beautiful carpets. Even better, make sure to always remove your outdoor footwear at the door especially in the muddy months of the year. If you’re able to keep dirt from getting into your home and onto your carpets, not only will they they look nicer, they’ll last longer!
It’s inevitable that some dust and dirt will make its way into your home and onto carpets, and that where our second tip comes in. Keeping up with a regular vacuuming schedule is incredibly important, especially in high traffic areas and if you have kids or pets. Even the smallest bits of dirt and dust are made up of sharp particles that will act like sandpaper and wear your carpet down over time. When your carpets aren’t regularly vacuumed, the high traffic areas can be permanently damaged by that wearing action. So, to lengthen the lifespan of your carpets, bust out that vacuum at least twice a week and give your carpets a good hoovering. If you
Rotate and Rearrange
Rearranging your furniture is not only a fun way to freshen up the look of your home, it can also help lengthen the lifespan of your carpets! So, fuel your inner interior designer and get a little work out in too! When you rearrange the placement of your furniture, you’re redirecting the traffic patterns in your home and that can help give your carpets a much needed break. If you’re not able to move the furniture around, you can help protect the longevity of your carpets by using area rugs to protect the more high traffic areas of your home, especially in the wetter, muddier months. Area rugs can really help reduce the amount of wear that your carpets can experience, and are a great way to change the feel of a room too!
Spot Clean Spills and Stains
Nobody’s perfect, spills and stains are bound to happen, especially if you have kids or pets, both of which seem to be magnets for such things. But if you want to lengthen the lifespan of your carpets, it’s important to take action quickly when spills and stains happen. Different messes require different clean-up processes, but the best first step is to check that your carpet or rug is cleanable with water, then try to remove as much of it as you can by blotting the area with a clean damp cloth. Work your way from the outside of the stain inwards to make sure you’re not making a bigger mess than you started with. Once you have the majority of the stain blotted up, take a deep breath – you’ve done great. Now give us a call at 604-802-8500, we can guide you the rest of the way.
The very best thing you can do to lengthen the lifespan of your carpets is to get into a routine of yearly professional cleanings. Regular vacuuming is important, but a routine deep cleaning with hot water extraction cleaning is a must. At Dazzle CC we use powerful botanical based spot treatments and pre-cleansing solution that help to release tough stains and dirt that a vacuum cleaner just can’t do. Our products are eco-friendly, pet-friendly and kid-friendly but when it comes to tough stains, they sure pack a punch. We finish the cleaning with a hot water extraction process that removes the cleansers along with the dust and dirt and sanitizes the carpet too! Say good-bye to germs and bacteria that have been hiding in the depths of your carpet, and say hello to Dazzle Carpet Cleaning.
Now that you’re well-versed in the ways to lengthen the lifespan of your carpets, you can be sure you’re protecting your investment and helping your family live a cleaner, healthier life. If you make small changes around your home and get on a schedule of yearly professional carpet cleaning, you’ll be able to enjoy your carpets for years to come. Call Dazzle CC, you’re sure to get friendly, informative service every step of the way.
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