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Want To Keep Your Carpet Clean? Here Are 6 Easy Tips

carpetThere’s nothing that warms up a room quicker or more beautifully than a carpet. But no matter how careful you are, even normal everyday wear and tear can lead to stains, odors, and damage to your carpet. Here are six things you can do to keep your carpet clean and fresh all year long.

1. Filters and Bags

This is an essential part of keeping your carpet clean. Change your vacuum cleaner bags frequently. Just as important, look at the filters in your vacuum cleaner and make sure they are not clogged. Changing the filters will help your vacuum cleaner do a more efficient job of removing dirt from your carpets.

2. Deep Clean Twice a Year

Even if you vacuum your carpet faithfully, there’s nothing that can compare to a good, thorough professional deep clean. This type of deep steam cleaning service penetrates in a way your household vacuum cannot. If you have pets, this twice-a-year service is particularly recommended by carpet professionals. Carpet cleaning companies are often available for cleaning upholstery, too. Odor treatment is a benefit of carpet and upholstery cleaning.

3. Shake On Some Baking Soda Before Vacuuming

Don’t we all love the fresh, clean odor of a just-cleaned carpet? Of course we do! And one way to achieve this pleasant odor is to sprinkle some baking powder on your carpet before you vacuum. Baking powder neutralizes odors, so the area is refreshed. Be sure to stroke the area at least ten times with your vacuum cleaner.

4. Don’t Wear Shoes!

When you’re looking for one of the easiest ways to keep your carpet clean, just look down at your feet. What have those shoes walked through today? Whatever it is, wherever they have been, you don’t want it on your carpet. So what’s the answer? Take off your shoes before you enter the house, maybe in the garage or foyer, and switch to slippers or sneakers…some footwear that you never wear outside. Reducing the dirt that is tracked in from outside will be a huge benefit in keeping dirt and stains off your carpet.

5. Get a Really Good Vacuum

It is important to have a vacuum cleaner with power if you want to make sure and keep your carpet clean. Be certain that the vacuum is easy for you to move around, too. If it is too heavy you will not be able to move it into corners or other areas that need extra attention. A strong, durable vacuum cleaner that you find comfortable and user-friendly will help make vacuuming easier and the overall results will most likely be better.

6. Doormats At Every Door

And let’s not forget the outdoors. Just like dirt and stains can be brought in on shoes from outdoors, so can they be prevented with some really good doormats. Thick, absorbent mats at every entrance to your home will help reduce the amount of dirt that gets tracked into your home. This means less dirt being ground into your carpets.

The lasting appeal of carpet is evident in its popularity. Just as evident is the fact that keeping a carpet nice and clean can pose a challenge. But with a little planning and forethought, the fresh, clean look of your carpet can be preserved and enjoyed for a long time to come.