While carpet at Hamernick's Interior Solutions is durable and stain-resistant, it's not indestructible! You'll need to establish a carpet care and maintenance routine if you want your new carpet to look and feel its very best for years to come. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be complicated! Read on for some simple carpet care tips from the experts!
Daily carpet care & maintenance
Start by investing in doormats and placing them throughout your home. Have friends and family members use them when entering your home. You should also ask visitors to remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet. It’s important to minimize the amount of dirt tracked onto your flooring, as dirt particles can damage carpet fibers.
While keeping preventative maintenance in mind, you should also develop a regular carpet care routine. Regularly vacuuming your carpet using a manufacturer-approved appliance. If your carpet experiences light to medium traffic, vacuuming it once or twice a week should be sufficient. If it experiences heavy traffic, however, you may want to vacuum more frequently.
Dealing with carpet spills & stains
If you spill on your carpet, don't panic! Many of our carpets have built-in technology that helps them resist stains. There are also manufacturer-approved carpet cleaners that can help. Blot up the spill as best as you can and consider using one of them.
It's not a bad idea to give your carpets the occasional deep clean, especially if they are in high-traffic areas. Contact a professional cleaning service or shampoo your carpets yourself. If you do shampoo them yourself, be sure to follow your manufacturer's recommendations for maximum effectiveness. Consider a deep clean once or twice a year.