How to perform regular care for your carpets?
Carpet is a variable product as per its nature but it is also a textile fabric. Carpets come in a variety of different colours, patterns, quality, textures and designs and may differ in slightly or from texture to texture. The performance of a carpet is also determined by numerous factors, such as its quality, durability, usage and most importantly, your care. Carpets age and deteriorate with time, again the speed of the degradation depends upon the usage of the carpet. All of the carpets change over time but the greatest changes can be observed in carpets which are exposed to moisture, sunlight, humidity, heavy traffic and other factors in the house. You need to realise one thing though, that the direct abuse that your carpet receives is much greater as compared to the other furnishings in the house and with proper care, attention and some tips, you can not only increase the life of your carpets but you can also keep up its appearance, looks and feel. Indeed, the decision to cover the floorings in your home with good quality carpets is not a cheap or easy task and requires quite a big investment, both in terms of money and time and so you would not want your efforts and money go to waste. That is why you need to perform regular care for your carpets. You will need to protect the carpets from spills and accidents, you will need to perform regular cleaning and use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dry dust particulates from the carpet fibers. This article provides a detailed explanation on the care for your carpet.
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Maintenance and Care of Your New Carpet
Despite the engineering that goes into the design of the fiber chemistry; in spite of how carefully the carpet is constructed; regardless of the state of the art topical soil and stain treatments; even with careful shopping and agoniing over the purchase of your new carpet, no purchase will be satisfactory if proper care is not given. The average carpet installation is destined to fail because most consumers have no idea of proper techniques to care for their new product. Cleaning carpet every seven years is the norm for most carpet installations.
Few people have an awareness of how much soil and debris is tracked into their home, because carpet does an excellent job in hiding this soil. Can you imagine wet mopping your kitchen every seven years? Or wearing a pair of jeans 45 days in a row without washing them? Or even washing your bed sheets only every 3-4 months. While it is difficult to imagine these comparisons and not easy to believe that your carpet can get this dirty, remember this is a fabric that is exposed to constant foot traffic. It is a product that you lay on to watch TV. A product that your baby or grand-baby will crawl on and grow up with. It should receive the same attention that you give the automobile, lawnmower, snow blower, garden, or even the kitchen vinyl.
The following section is intended to be a comprehensive care guide for your new carpet. We have included links for identifying trained professional cleaners, spot removal (carpet stain removal) instructions and a comprehensive spot guide, vacuum cleaner recommendations, and do-it-yourself instructions. While it is impossible to answer every question related to care of your product, we welcome questions. Answers may be slow because of site volume, but they should be answered in due time. Please remember that this web site is a hobby and not a life sustaining business.
Certain care procedures are recommended for enhancing the beauty of your carpet, so that it provides years of service. Proper care of your carpet can increase its lifetime over minimal or neglectful care programs. The following care recommendations are the basis for satisfactory performance of your new carpet purchase and should be initiated immediately following carpet installation. A proper care plan is divided into preventive care, daily care, and regular cleaning.
Preventive care includes anything attempted to reduce the amount of soil brought into a home. Eighty percent (80%) of the soil brought into a home is tracked in on the soles of shoes. Entry mats are one example of a preventative care measure.
Daily care includes spot removal (carpet stain removal) and vacuum cleaning. Select an efficient vacuum cleaner that removes soil and offers a high efficiency filtration system. Less efficient vacuums allow soil to pass through the vacuum bag becoming airborne. These airborne soils then settle on other surfaces. Carpet should be vacuumed a minimum of twice weekly.
Author: Michael Hilton
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