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How important is carpet and rug maintenance? It is essential if you want to extend the life of your carpet and increase your indoor air quality. Dry soil trapped in your carpet fibers have rough edges. These rough edges can cause damage to your carpet fibers. The soil gets into you carpet from dust, shoes, pets, spills and many other sources. When the soil gets on the carpeting, foot traffic will grind the soil deeper into the fiber and cut the fiber causing premature wear on the carpeting. The soil can then be removed but the damage is already done. Once a carpet is worn, the fibers cannot be repaired.
Today's carpets give the appearance that they stay cleaner longer. Carpets are now manufactured to hide soil from the naked eye. Because your carpeting does not look soiled, does not mean that it does not need attention. Proper regular vacuuming will help to increase the life of your carpeting. It is recommended that carpets be vacuumed entirely at least once a week. Traffic areas one your carpeting should be vacuumed more often, even if there is no visible sign of soil. We also recommend at least three to seven strokes of the vacuum, the last in the direction of the pile.
Before beginning to vacuum, you should inspect your vacuum cleaner to insure maximum performance. First, look under the vacuum to insure there are not rough edges or bent metal that may damage the carpeting. Also inspect the brushes to insure they are clean. If the brushed are worn, they should be replaced. To insure proper agitation and airflow, make sure an upright vacuum is set to the proper height or the bar is disabled if necessary. Also inspect the belts to insure they are working properly and are not worn. The hoses should be inspected for anything that could cause a restriction in the airflow, thereby causing a loss of vacuum. We would also recommend using the vacuum bag only until it is half full. As the refuse in the bag increases, the performance of the vacuum decreases.
Regular professional cleaning will reach soil and contaminants that have been ground in too deep for a regular vacuum to reach. Proper hot water extraction uses high temperature water, high power vacuum and quality cleaning agents. This will help to remove more soil and control microorganisms improving the quality of the air you breathe.
Professional cleaning will also assist the texture of the carpeting. Foot traffic will naturally bend the carpet's fibers in rising back into the proper position. This will also extend the life of the carpet.
In closing, we hope we have helped you to understand how to extend the life of your carpets and improve the quality of the air in your home. Consistent vacuuming with a well-maintained vacuum cleaner, regular professional care and prompt cleaning of spills all play a part. Regular maintenance is the key to a beautiful, long lasting and healthy carpet.