With so many available flooring options, it may be hard to narrow down your choices. They all have their own set of advantages and disadvantages to consider. Among all these options, we find carpet to be one of the most common and most popular.
Having carpet in your Towson home can make a huge difference overall, but once the carpet becomes dirty and starts to look dingy, you may find that it gives the entire home that messy appearance you try your best to avoid.
So, how can you keep your carpets looking cleaner for longer? We have a few tips and tricks for you:
Add a Layer of Protection
Having rugs in your Towson home is a good way to protect the carpet while also adding to your overall style and aesthetic. They are especially useful in heavily trafficked areas of the home that may be a bit harder to keep up with on a regular basis.
The rugs help cut down on the amount of dirt and debris that is dragged into the home and lessens the carpet’s contact with them. However, you should also remember that the rugs, just like the carpet, would also need a good cleaning on a regular basis. It is easier to clean a rug, however, compared to an entire carpet.
Placing a welcome mat in front of the door offers the same advantages that the rugs offer for the carpet. It will significantly reduce the amount of dirt and debris that makes its way to the carpet. Another trick is to establish a “no shoe rule” in the home to keep the dirt at bay as well.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
You should establish a regular vacuuming routine as well when you have carpet you want to stay clean for longer. Vacuuming is the best way to care for the carpet because it effectively removes the dirt and when done regularly can prevent much of it from becoming embedded.
Vacuuming at least once a week is always a good idea, but if you find that certain areas are more utilized than others, you may want to amp up the vacuum routine for those locations.
Which brings us to the next point of making sure you are using the proper vacuum. All vacuums are different and have their own set of features. Look for one that you feel is best for your home.
For example, if you have stairs, you may want to consider a lighter weight option like a cordless handheld. Or, if you have a lot of carpet throughout the home, you may want to consider a larger upright.
Other Care and Maintenance Tips
In between vacuuming and cleaning, you will also want to make sure to trim any snags there may be on the carpet to prevent it from getting worse. You will also want to replace your vacuum bag and filter regularly, use only one door to go in and out of your home to cut down on the dirt, and deal with any stains right away before they have time to settle permanently.
For a deeper and more thorough cleaning in Towson, MD contact us at Clean R Us today to schedule an appointment.