How can I make my carpet last longer?
The best way to keep carpets cleaner, longer is to vacuum weekly as well as professionally clean your carpets using a neutral pH cleaning process. Carpet cleaning should be done every 4-12 months depending on the amount of use the carpets get. Avoiding shampoo, detergent, products containing soap residues and chemicals can keep your carpet cleaner for a longer period of time as well as keep your investment longer, ensuring you get the most out of your carpet’s lifetime.
One of the most common questions that carpet cleaning companies like Air Fresh Chem-Dry receives from customers is “How can I go longer periods of time without having to clean my carpets?” Our suggestions are:
Avoiding the use of shoes in the home
Sweep your porch frequently, most of the dirt that enters the home comes from your entry areas
Use Chem-Dry’s professional strength spot remover versus other other the counter spot cleaners. (Neutral pH, no chemicals or surfactants)
Professionally clean your carpets before they get noticeably bad, cleaning them for routine maintenance
Carpet Cleaning Tip #1: Removing your shoes
Removing shoes helps keep outside dirt from coming indoors. Removing your shoes before walking on your home’s carpet is the best way to extend the life of your carpet cleanings and the lifespan of your carpet.
Making a habit for your guests and residents to take off their shoes may seem like a tall task and making a routine takes some effort, but in the long run it will keep your home cleaner and saves you money long term.
Another common question that carpet cleaning companies like Air Fresh Chem-Dry receives from customers are concerns about the dark lines that can begin to appear along carpet baseboards and around door openings or door jams. The term our industry uses to describe this condition is Filtration Line Soiling.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #2: Limit soil filtration
The condition is often the result of air moving in and around the room when the home’s heating and air system turns on. Carpet that has Filtration Line Soiling can be improved by using Chem-Dry’s Filtration Line Removal products and Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning tools which are specially designed for this carpet condition. Lighting candles in the home can exacerbate soil filtration in carpet significantly. Dust in your home helps create this situation as well so changing your HVAC filters on a regular basis will help improve indoor air quality and can help decrease the chance of getting this condition or exasperating this condition.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #3: Vacuum the carpets
In addition to adopting a no-shoes policy and changing heating and air conditioning filters, another great way to extend the lifespan of your carpet and the interval between carpet cleanings is to vacuum your carpet on a frequent and regular basis. Vacuuming regularly will help remove the small particles of dirt and gravel that are abrasive to carpet fibers.
Adopting a no-shoes policy, regularly vacuuming and replacing your home’s HVAC filters regularly are all great ways to add value to your home and reduce the costs associated with carpet cleaning maintenance.