Choosing a carpet for your home can be a fairly serious decision. After all, you want it to not only match the surrounding décor, but also to ensure that you get many years of use out of it before it needs to be replaced. However, over time, your carpet may start to show signs of wear and tear which could cause it to show its age. Without proper maintenance, you may find yourself facing the unpleasant task of needing to completely replace your carpet before it is due to be changed. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help extend the life of your carpet.
Place Mats at the Entryway
Do you take your shoes off when you enter your home, or do you tromp through your house with them still on your feet? Regardless of which you prefer, you could still be bringing in a host of dirt, bacteria, and other matter into your house when you step inside. Having durable, heavy-duty mats on the floor by your doorway can help you remove the majority of the filth that can get tracked indoors, reducing the amount of debris you may unwittingly grind into your carpet.
Vacuum it Regularly
Of course, if you do find that your carpet is looking a little bit dingy, taking your vacuum cleaner to it on a regular basis can do wonders for removing that unwanted dirt from it. Over time, if you don’t remove this grime from your carpets, the fibers can start to break down, which may cause you to have to replace it sooner. By sweeping your vacuum over it at least once per week, you can extend its life significantly.
Move Your Furniture Periodically
At the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like throwing yourself onto your couch and unwinding with your favorite television show. However, your furniture could inadvertently be doing a number on your carpet’s longevity. Over time, the weight of your sofa or your coffee table could crush the fibers of your carpet, making them break down. To help them last longer, you should rearrange your furniture periodically, about every six months to a year.
Schedule Routine Professional Cleanings
One of the most important things you can do to help prolong and preserve the life of your carpet is to stay on top of its deep-cleaning schedule. We here at Snyder Carpet Care advise that you have us come out and thoroughly clean your carpet every 6 to 12 months, allowing all of the buildup and stains to be carefully removed from it. This can not only prolong the life of your carpet, but it can also help keep it looking fresh and beautiful for years to come!