What's it Take to Keep Carpet Looking New?

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 9:14am.

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When buying a new home, you want everything  to look nice. Not only is it a huge investment, but it is one that you will live with for a long time. You want everything to stay as nice looking for as long as possible. However, the one thing in your home that could put a damper on this is the carpet. Why? Because it sees the most ware and tear.

Many new homeowners will purposely change the carpet out first thing, because they want to start out fresh. It is much easier to install carpet in an empty home than a house filled with furniture. If you have opted to keep the carpet in the home, here are some tips that could help you keep it looking pristine.

Regular Vacuuming

The more dirt and debris that sits on your carpet, the bigger risk you take of damage occurring. Dirt will eventually cause the carpet to become matted down, and cause it to become worn. This will look unpleasing, and the carpet is more prone to staining. Vacuum your carpet regularly, and at the first sign of any dirt or debris. Keeping your carpet clean will help preserve its life.

You need to ensure that you are using your vacuum properly as well. Start on a high setting and lower it as needed. You want your vacuum to self-propel. Empty your vacuum as needed, and change all filters accordingly. Keeping your vacuum in working condition will also help preserve the appearance of your carpet.

Handling Stains

Make sure that you catch stains quickly, and care for them. You should never give stains time to set in. Ensure that you use the proper cleaner, because if you use harsh chemicals, it could cause the carpet to break down. You do not want to scrub too hard or you will ruin the fibers, which will cause the carpet to appear worn.

Take the necessary steps to care for you carpet properly and it will last you for many years.

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