Tips for maintaining your carpet


The nice thing about home upkeep is that it keeps your home looking neat, clean and spectacular. While maintenance and upkeep aren’t particularly difficult, it can get challenging when you’re trying to maintain and clean carpets. Home carpeting can get dirty very quickly, leaving residue spots and unsightly stains. To avoid these problems, all you need to do is work on a carpet cleaning routine, which will leave the softest and most comfortable part of your home looking fabulous. Below are a few upkeep and maintenance tips to get you started:-

Weekly Steps to Consider

The maintenance and upkeep steps that you should take every week are dead straightforward and consist of simple things like rotating your furniture and mitigating the amount of sunlight that directly hits your carpet. By rotating the furniture, you can give your carpet a rest. In addition, by reducing the amount of sunlight that directly rests upon your carpet, you can avoid discolouration, dryness, and sun damage. Finally, if you haven’t already, you should place glides under your furniture. The glides will prevent the heavy furniture from putting pressure on your carpet and damaging the plushness.

Day to Day Care

While it may seem daunting, there are a few day-to-day maintenance and upkeep steps that you can keep to reduce the long-term damage to your carpet. Daily, consider removing dirt or grime that has found its way to your carpeting. Also, if your carpet has been damaged by stains - crack out the carpet clean and pat it out. By addressing a stain immediately, you can avoid long-term damage and reduce the chance that your carpet is going to be affected by a permanent spot.

Professional Cleaning

If you maintain your carpeting well over the year, then you may only need a professional cleaning infrequently. professional cleaners will be able to remove those stains that you’ve had a lot of difficultly with. In addition, a professional cleaning service will be able to freshen the carpeting, remove any dirt and grime that your vacuum missed, and it will also be able to remove the tough pet hair that found its way into your carpet’s fibres. Through a yearly professional cleaning, you’ll have carpeting that looks just as it did the day that you bought it.

Keeping Your Carpet Soft

One of the main issues that most homeowners have is carpeting that is itchy and rough. Instead of opting for carpeting that isn’t as fresh and neat as the day you bought it, there are a few simple things that you can do to help your carpeting maintain its softness. The main steps to take are to avoid vacuum devices that use sealed suction and to also choose a device that has large wheels. This will enable the vacuum cleaner to run over the carpeting easily, thus preventing your carpet from getting damaged and pushed down.

So, for more advice on maintaining your carpets, or for that matter ordering a new set of carpets look no further than the team at Blackberry Hill Carpets and Flooring. Call the experts on 01858 288 031 or email