A new carpet can be a big step: It’s one of the first things that convince people 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, though a lot of people make mistakes when they first get their new carpets – and this can ruin the whole thing.
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
Always keep smaller carpets at entryways, especially during the rainy season and especially at the main entryway 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 a small carpet, and it doesn’t take a lot of extra effort or money.
A Regular Vacuuming
Vacuum your carpet at least once every few weeks to ensure that loose dust, dirt, and debris getting trapped in the carpet doesn’t get walked deeper in. Vacuuming a carpet regularly 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 in 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 – and it means you automatically need to take a little bit more care to get all of the hair off.
Antibacterial Carpet Powders
Dirt, dust, and debris aren’t the only things that you can be guaranteed are trapped in the innermost material of the carpet after a good few days or weeks of using it. Sometimes bacteria and bugs can also make their way into your carpet – and 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 actually 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.
Sometimes You Need a Professional
Struggling to clean a spill out of your new carpet? Sometimes it’s better to cave in and call in the services of a professional carpet cleaner instead. It will cost less than having to replace your carpet if you let the spill lie there – guaranteed.
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