Tips to Help Prolong Carpet Life
Follow these how to clean carpet tips to keep your carpet as dirt-free as possible.
To protect your carpet, vacuum entrance areas and high-traffic areas twice a week and the rest of the carpeting at least weekly. Oily soils attract oily soils, and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup. Make sure your vacuum is set to the right height.
Start with a clean bag or filter
A dirty bag or filter can cut a vacuum’s suction power in half. Bagless vacuums stop working if the filters aren’t changed often enough. Replace or wash (if possible) the filters on bagless vacuums every three months. Replace vacuum bags when they’re three-quarters full.
Vacuum at the right speed
Vacuum slowly enough to get out as much dirt as possible. Make one quick pass over low-traffic areas and two slow passes over high-traffic areas.
Use walk-off mats
Use walk-off mats inside and out to keep dirt off the carpeting. Coarse-textured mats outside your doors remove soil. Water-absorbent mats inside prevent wet shoes on the carpeting.
Treat stains immediately
Most stains can be removed if attended to right away. Be sure to use any carpet stain treatments according to their directions and blot don't rub.
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