Carpet is a popular choice in the East Bay because it is comfortable, practical, and affordable. If you are in the market for new carpet, or have already purchased it, it’s important to understand how to properly care for it. A well-maintained carpet can last for decades, and Floor Coverings International East Bay wants to help make that possible. Here are a few of the things you should do to keep your carpet in good condition.
Clean Up Spills and Stains Right Away
Anytime liquid is spilled on your carpet, be sure to clean it up right away. Removing the liquid helps prevent the moisture from setting into the carpet and carpet pad. Wine, coffee, or pet accidents can create stains quickly and can develop a nasty odor; store stain-specific cleaning products in your home to take care of any spills immediately. If left alone, stains can be challenging or impossible to remove. Furthermore, moisture in certain carpet fibers can lead to mold, making the air you breathe in your home potentially harmful.
Vacuum the Carpets Regularly
Another way to properly maintain your carpets is to vacuum regularly. How often you should vacuum the floors varies based on the amount of dust in your area, whether you have pets, and the activity level of your household. However, all carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week. Vacuuming removes dirt, dander, allergens, and debris from the carpet, ensuring it does not build up in the fibers. Keep your home looking clean and prolong the lifespan of your carpets by vacuuming frequently.
Have the Carpets Professionally Cleaned Routinely
Lastly, schedule a routine, deep clean of your carpets by a professional. This will lift up stains that you can’t remove by hand and restore the carpet to its original, pristine look. Professional cleaning also helps to remove dirt, dust, and dander from the carpet pad and from deep in the carpet fibers. Depending on the amount of traffic in your home and type of carpet you choose, carpet should be treated every one to two years.
If you are looking to install new carpets, give your local experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay a call. Take a look at the selection of fibers and styles we carry here. To see more options, schedule a free design consultation with our mobile showroom and we will bring hundreds of samples right to your door! We proudly serve the greater East Bay including Pleasanton, San Ramon, Dublin, Danville, and beyond.