A carpet is simple and cheap to maintain compared to other types of floor covering. Stone or wooden floors have to be swept, mopped, polished, sanded and/or waxed. With a carpet there is no fuss with chemicals or dragging buckets around. These practical maintenance tips will preserve your carpets beauty for a long time.
Prevent your carpet from getting dirty
The best way to maintain your carpet is to prevent it from getting dirty. Lay mats or grates in front of your doors to trap the dirt. Wiping your feet before entering your house will keep your carpet cleaner.
Vacuum twice a week
High traffic areas, such as corridors, stairs and entrance halls, should be vacuumed daily. The whole carpet should be vacuumed twice a week. Dirt lying on the surface will be removed thus avoiding penetration further into the pile. Keep the vacuum cleaner in the direction of the pile for a long time and then the opposite way. Repeat as necessary.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding to the machine bag and filter change to ensure maximum possible suction at all times.
Remove spills immediately
Act quickly when anything is spilled! Do not allow stains to dry in, but remove them immediately with a clean absorbent cloth. Scoop solids with a spoon.