SOURCE: Angie's List

Angie's List

September 08, 2011 14:31 ET

Angie's List Shares Preventative Carpet Maintenance Tips

3 Ways to Keep Carpets Looking New

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - A clean carpet can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of a room, but without proper maintenance, a carpet's quality can deteriorate quickly due to foot traffic, dirt, pet stains and other contaminates. Angie's List spoke with highly rated carpet cleaning experts about ways to prolong carpet life through preventative maintenance.

Vacuum regularly: The most effective way to maintain a carpet is to vacuum regularly. Experts recommend a thorough vacuuming at least once a week. Eliminating loose dirt prevents it from being packed deep into the carpet's pile. Slow, front-to-back motions with a high airflow vacuum cleaner will produce the best results.

Remove shoes: It's no secret that dirt, grime and grease are often tracked into the home on the bottom of shoes. Having family members and guests remove their shoes before entering the home can help ensure these substances stay safely outside. Placing a bench and shoe rack next to the primary entrance of a home will encourage people to remove their shoes.

Replace air filters: Airborne dust finds its way into a carpet the same way it collects on shelves and countertops. Changing home HVAC air filters regularly will reduce the overall amount of dust in the air, which will reduce the amount of dust that settles into the carpet.

Preventative maintenance will help to prolong a carpet's life, but experts still recommend an annual cleaning by a professional carpet cleaning service. Carpet cleaning pros are trained to eliminate most types of stains using proven removal methods.

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