Keeping your home’s carpets clean can be a challenge, especially if you have a lot of family members. If you have kids or pets, it can make keeping those carpets clean even more difficult.
We have put together for strategies that can help you maintain a clean carpet that will not only increase its life expectancy, but can also improve the indoor air quality of your Toronto area home.
1. Vacuum regularly.
Even though vacuuming doesn’t completely clean carpeting, is important to keep up with the dust and any dirt that accumulates on the carpet on a consistent basis. You should vacuum your carpeting at a minimum once a week.
Depending on how much use your carpeting gets, you may want to consider vacuuming twice a week. For bedrooms and other rooms that don’t see a lot of foot traffic, once a week should be more than enough.
2. Dust regularly.
Most people don’t realize that dust collecting on furniture, drapery, and other areas eventually land on the carpeting as well. 80 percent of the dust in your home is actually dead skin. The human body sheds its skin every seven days. So the more people you have living in your house, the more you are going to have to dust on a regular basis.
Dust that is allowed to settle onto the carpeting will eventually work its way deeper into the pile.
3. Instruct people to remove shoes before walking on your carpets.
If you have kids, you probably already know that it is tough to get them to listen to everything you say. However, when you have brand new carpeting installed in your house, you will want to do whatever you can to make sure that they last as long as possible. This will require you to demand that everyone take off their shoes before stepping on the carpet.
Socks and bare feet will still track dirt from other floor surfaces in the house. You may also want to consider keeping bare feet from your brand carpet as this can bring oils and sweat from the skin and transfer to the carpeting.
4. Hire a professional carpet cleaning company at least once a year.
Ideally, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned twice a year. If that is not realistic for you, then once a year should be a minimum.
Professional carpet cleaning companies have equipment that get deep down into the carpet pile and completely and thoroughly clean all carpets. This will help keep your carpets clean, remove allergens from your home, and help them to last as long as possible.