Tips for Taking Care of your Carpet

If your carpet is dirty or worn, it’s hard for even the finest furniture and decorations to make the room in question seem anything but shabby. As carpet experts, the team here at Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs has the carpet care tips you need to keep yours looking stunning for years to come. Just follow them to prevent stains from dirt, stains from spills, and excessive crushing.

To Prevent Stains from Dirt

Vacuuming regularly is obviously important if you want to keep your carpet as free from dirt as possible — just make sure you take several passes across each section to remove as much dirt is possible. Area rugs should be given more attention, as should any area of carpeting that experiences heavy foot traffic.

Of course, vacuuming is never going to expel every speck of dust and dirt, so you should also commit to professional steam cleaning once or twice a year.

To Prevent Stains from Spills

Dropping food and drinks on your carpet doesn’t have to leave a stain if you act quickly. It’s important to treat the area immediately before the stain has a chance to spread and penetrate deeper. Remove as much of the food as possible, and blot up liquids using kitchen towels.

You can use detergent sparingly, and then try a spot removal agent if the stain is still present. It’s best to test that agent on an out-of-the-way area before you begin.

To Prevent Crushing

Certain carpet materials are better than others at staying light and springy, but all are eventually going to become crushed, especially in high-traffic areas. Luckily enough, there are several things you can do to prolong the springiness of your carpet.

Firstly, make sure you use a carpet pad to ensure stronger resistance. You should also move your heavy furniture around once in a while. Shoes shouldn’t be worn over carpet, especially heels or platforms. You should also place a protective barrier, such as simple section of cardboard, over the carpet when you’re moving wheeled furniture. Taking these steps now will reduce the risk of needing carpet or rug repair in the future.

Turn to Russel Martin Carpet and Rugs for Carpet Care Advice

Homeowners from Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, and all across Chicagoland have been turning to us for over 50 years to find their carpets and keep them clean. If you have any further questions, feel free to follow their example and get in touch.


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