Caring For Your Carpets08/31/2013 Back To Blog
If you are like most homeowners, your carpeting is the third largest investment in your home. Replacing it will be costly, therefore, it makes sense to care for and properly maintain your home’s carpets. There are many ways to go about caring for your home’s investment.
You should vacuum at least once per week. If you have small children and pets, you will want to do so more often. There are all sorts of dirt, sand and food particles that accumulate daily. What you do not see are the microscopic organisms, like dust mites, that embed themselves in the fibers of your carpeting. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, these microscopic particles can greatly increase the likelihood of allergy attacks. Vacuum more often to remove these allergens from your indoor air.
As a general rule, carpets should be cleaned at least once per every 12 to 18 months. The procedure can be done by you, the homeowner, but it’s best to consult a professional from carpet cleaning Lafayette. A carpet cleaning company will use either a wet or dry method to remove all sorts of things from your carpeting. No matter the method, the cleaning will leave your carpets looking good and will make your home much healthier. All of the mold, dust, and other allergens will be eliminated from your carpeting.
Extend the Life
Regular maintenance, vacuuming, and yearly professional carpet cleaning will help to extend the life of your carpets and protect your investment. There are a few other things you can do to help keep your indoor carpeting in great shape. You should not wear your shoes on it since you can track dirt from outside your home. When walking around inside your home, it is recommended that you do not go barefoot. The oils in your skin will stain the carpet. For best results, wear socks and no shoes when walking on your carpets.