Replacing the carpet in your home can be a costly endeavor. However, this needs to be done every 7-10 years on average. When you end up replacing your old carpet for new, you want to do everything in your power to extend its life. Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration is here to share some simple tips that can help you extend the life of your carpet.

Remove Shoes for Carpet Protection

It might seem like it will inconvenience people by asking anyone coming into your home to remove their shoes, but you may not realize how much dirt and other debris transfer to your carpet from the bottom of shoes. There have been a number of studies that show it takes up to 17 steps before all the grime on the bottom of your shoes transfers completely to your carpet. This means that a rug at the entry of your home won’t even be sufficient. This dirt and debris found on the soles of your shoes will eventually make its way to the backing of your carpet and damage the fibers. This dirt will also make your carpet look dingy and lose it sheen.

Vacuum Carpet Often

Many people don’t realize that they may be vacuuming wrong. When you are vacuuming with a vacuum that is bagless, your container should be at least ½ empty. Your beater brush should be free from hair and lint as well for your vacuum to efficiently do its job. Vacuuming should also be don 2-3 times a week. While vacuuming areas that receive a lot of foot traffic, you should be taking at least 4 passes with your vacuum to get all the fine dust that settles into your carpet. For areas that are lower in traffic, you can get away with 2-3 passes.

Remove Spots & Stains as They Happen

When spills happen, which they always will no matter how careful you are, they should be cleaned right away. This will keep them from settling deep into the carpet fibers. When cleaning them, always blot and never scrub to avoid damaging your carpet and causing the fibers to break down prematurely.

Rotate Furniture

You will find that when you rotate your furniture it changes the traffic patterns in your room. This will help you carpet to wear evenly. You don’t want to see heavy traffic patterns in your carpet and this is how you avoid that. You should be rotating your furniture every 6 months to avoid these harsh traffic patterns.

Carpet Cleaning, Spot & Stain Removal & More in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Diamond Bar & Agoura Hills, California

Having your carpet steam cleaned by the professionals at Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration will help keep your carpet vibrant and free from damage. We have the training and industrial strength cleaning equipment to remove any stains from your carpet no matter how severe they may be. Don’t hesitate to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Call us today!