Basic Carpet Care and Maintenance Tips
Carpets are a wonderful and versatile floor covering for Australian homes. Soft, delicate and comfortable, carpets are great for the whole family. The catch? If you don’t look after them, they get grubby fast! So here are some easy carpet care tips from our Sunshine Coast carpet cleaning team.
Even when you wipe your shoes on a mat before walking indoors, there are always trace amounts of dirt and debris that will rub off onto your carpets. Best to play it safe and ask your friends and family to leave their shoes by the door!
Consider floor runners
In high traffic areas of your home, such as entranceways or hallways, consider placing down a floor runner. This reduces the wear on your carpet and can add a touch of colour or personality to your home.
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner
When it comes to protecting your carpets, a high-quality vacuum cleaner is essential! You need to ensure that your vacuum is strong enough to pull the dirt deep down, not just on the surface. Generally, the higher the wattage the more powerful the motor will be. Look out for cleaners that feature HEPA filters as these will retain 99.9% of what you pick up and prevent it re-entering the air.
While this may seem tedious, by vacuuming at least weekly you will extend the life of your carpet and reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your home. If grit is left too long in your carpet it will scratch the protective coating, causing breakages and a dull appearance.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our carpets are left looking a little worse for wear. Over time small stains and marks will appear (especially if you have kids or pets). If your carpet needs reviving, then contact New Life Cleaning. Our professional carpet cleaning team will rid of stains and ground in dirt from your carpets from as little as $33.00 per room. So, what are your waiting for, call the carpet cleaning experts today.