Carpet Care and Maintenance
The beauty and life of your carpet depends on the carpet care it receives. Proper cleaning will keep your carpet looking great for its full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality, and safeguard your carpet investment by keeping you from having to replace it before its time. Quality carpeting that is well-maintained with proper carpet care should last 10 to 15 years.
Your carpet should be cleaned every 12-18 months by a carpet cleaning professional. Your carpet should be vacuumed every week.
Maintaining your carpet’s warranty
When it comes to any warranty claim, whether it is a stain, or wear, or loss of texture retention claim, it all depends on your ability to produce receipts showing that you had your carpet cleaned every 12-18 months by a carpet cleaning professional. Regular carpet care is key!
Dirt and grit damage carpet by rubbing against carpet fibers. Carpet sweepers and rakes remove surface dirt, but regular vacuuming (as often as possible-some manufacturers recommend one day per week per person in the household) prevents the deep abrasion that ruins carpet. Remember to empty the vacuum or change the disposable bags often. You can never over vacuum your carpet. Vacuum your carpet at least weekly. Vacuuming every day is never to much.
Choose a vacuum with:
- Dual motors (one motor provides suction while the other powers a beater bar that loosens dirt)
- Good filtration
- Correct brush height adjustment for your type of carpet
- A beater bar or rotating brush which loosens the dirt and grit better than a canister vacuum
- A top-loading bag instead of a bottom-loading bag.
Carpet should be deep cleaned with hot water extraction (steam cleaning) every 12 to 24 months. Steam cleaning involves spraying a high-pressure solution of water and detergent and vacuuming the dirty solution. Refer to the manufacturer’s warranty for the recommended deep cleaning method.
Make sure they follow the correct procedure for cleaning carpet:
- Adding detergent and conditioners
- Brushing the detergents in
- Hot water extraction
Drying (Always choose the Carpet Cleaning Professional with the least amount of drying time.) Carpet care and maintenance is the most important factor in keeping your carpets looking their best.