This article will teach some of the best ways to extend the life and beauty of your carpet. With our very difficult economical and financial times, saving money is a very high priority. One of the ways to do this is to keep our houses in the best shape that we can. It is very expensive to remodel our homes and replace the necessities to keep our houses running smoothly. Replacing expensive furnaces, air-conditioners and carpets can be extremely costly. Things like furnaces can’t be put off but there are other things that can be delayed.
What if you have decent carpet but really would like to replace it and just don’t have the money? The first thing to think of is how to take care of your carpet so that you don’t have to replace it for many years to come. There are less expensive ways to beautify your home. You can repaint and do little things to keep your house looking nice and updated. When it comes to carpet though you are looking at a major expense.
The first thing you want to make sure of is that you have high quality carpeting. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive but you want a carpet that will last a long time if taken care of properly. For less trafficked areas you can get by with less expensive carpet. Adult bedrooms are usually ideal places for less durable carpet. You my want lighter colored, more elegant carpeting in your bedroomsand living room. If your children play in their bedrooms you will want to have more durable carpeting in these rooms. Family rooms, playrooms, dens, etc. are going to experience more wear and tear. These are the rooms where you may want to spend more money on your carpeting.
How do I extend the life and beauty of my carpets?
My son has been working for a high-end carpeting franchise and this is the valuable information that he has informed me of on how to extend the life of our carpet. Some of these things I never thought of and was glad to know.
Vacuum your carpet often. It is more important to vacuum your carpet if you have pets and children. Several times a week will probably be necessary. This will help prevent crumbs and dirt to embed into your carpet. Have your carpets cleaned regularly. It is more expensive to have them cleaned by a reputable company that will cost more but it will pay off in the long run. If you have trained professional carpet cleaners they will know which cleaning solutions to use on your carpet.
There are many different fabrics used in carpets. For example the most durable, long wearing carpets are made out of wool. They dry quickly and are used in places like casinos and bowling allies. Most carpets are made out of nylon. The carpet cleaning company that my son works for is called Chem-Dry. It is a franchise that is located all around the country. They not only do an excellent job but they have buffers that they use after cleaning your carpet. It helps dry the carpet and picks up excess dirty water. Although regular carpet cleaning machines that you can rent or buy are decent, nothing works as well as having your carpet professionally cleaned to extend it’s wear and beauty.
Having allergies and pets can be a problem because your carpet will hold in allergens and pollen. You can have professional carpet cleaners use special products to protect you and your family from allergens. You can have stain and pet odor products used for an added cost. One of the things that surprised me that will help protect your carpet is to not go barefooted on your carpet. The oils in our skin will stain your carpet and make it attract dirt. You should wear socks and no shoes on your carpet.
These are several ways that you can extend the life and beauty of your carpet. Especially today when everyone is doing all they can to save money and take better care of maintaining the valuables that they have, it helps to find ways to help us do that. It is best to have your carpets professionally cleaned, depending on your household, at least once a year. One of the benefits of having a son who works for a professional carpet cleaning service is that we get our carpets cleaned free.