A new carpet can be a big step: It’s one of the first things that make new homeowners feel like they’ve finally made their home their own – and it’s one of the first things people do when they move into a new place or decide to give their current living space a new look.
Once you’ve spent the money on a new carpet, you want to take good care of it. People sometimes make mistakes when they first get their new carpets, which can ruin your investment.
Keeping New Carpet Clean
Here’s what you should know about keeping your new carpet clean and in good condition.
Smaller Carpets As Preventative Measure
Upon entering your home, you should keep smaller carpets at entryways, especially during the rainy season and at the high traffic areas from the outside into your home. Most of the dirt that can ruin a new carpet can be stopped right here with the addition of area rugs or small carpets and it doesn’t take a lot of extra effort or money.
Vacuum your carpet regularly to ensure that loose dust, dirt, and debris getting trapped in the carpet don’t get walked deeper in. Vacuuming is one of the most important things to do if you want to keep it in as-new condition and prevent issues like allergies arising from your carpet over time.
Making Sure to Brush
Brushing can help to get rid of all the trapped dust and dirt that a vacuum might not have caught. This is especially important if you have pets that leave their hair all over the carpet – Therefore you need to take a little more care to get all of the hair off.
Antibacterial Carpet Powders
Dirt, dust, and debris aren’t the only things that are sure to be trapped in the carpet fibers after a few days or weeks of using it. Sometimes bacteria and bugs can also make their way into your carpet – nobody wants to see what this could look like after several weeks or years.
To make sure that your carpet remains free of bugs and bacteria, there are many types of antibacterial carpet powders available that can do the job – and that can just be vacuumed up right after they’ve done their job.
Cleaning Spills Immediately
In the unfortunate event that you’ve spilled something on your carpet, it’s not too late to avert disaster. The trick is to cover and clean the spill as soon as possible after it has happened. The use of a vacuum cleaner and baking powder (or proper antibacterial powder) can make cleaning up serious spills a lot easier and avoid having to get a professional cleaning.
Sometimes You Need a Professional
If you are struggling to clean a spill out of your new carpet, it might be time for deep cleaning. Sometimes it’s better to cave in and call for cleaning services from a professional carpet cleaner instead. It will cost less than having to replace your carpet if you let the spill lie there, a professional can help you find the best cleaning solution possible – guaranteed.
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