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Keep Your Carpets Looking Fresh


Columbia, South Carolina, the weather can be unpredictable. One minute the sun is shining and the next the rain is pouring down. Over time, you have probably gotten used to the sporadic change in weather and if you have children or pets running in and out during the chaos, you probably don?t appreciate the mess it can cause on your carpets. Dirt and grime collect in the fibers of your carpets and when you mix that with water from the rain you have a serious mess. No matter how hard you try to keep your carpets spotless and stain free, life happens and it usually shows up on that carpet.

Here are some tips on how you can extend the life of your carpets even with the chaotic weather patterns we have in Columbia:

Vacuuming is not enough.

We vacuum every day and still, there is ground in dirt on our carpets. When we walk across the carpet, the dirt can grind together causing damage to the carpet fibers. It is important to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, then when needed you can have just the high traffic and stained areas cleaned when needed. Carpet cleaning can help extend the life of your carpeting, reduce dust mites and allergens that are trapped in our carpets.

Spot clean immediately to avoid stains.

Spills happen, but the sooner you react to the spot the less likely there will be a stain. Clean up any solid items and blot up any liquid left behind. If the spill has the chance to soak into the carp and carpet padding it will be increasingly more difficult to remove the stain completely.

Carpet care tips to help you maintain your carpet until the next professional carpet cleaning.

Following these tips will not only help keep your carpets looking fresh, but they will help extend the life of your carpet and increase the amount of time between regular, professional carpet cleanings.

  1. Vacuum heavy traffic areas 2 to 3 times a week, and the rest of your carpet once a week.

  2. Use an indoor and an outdoor welcome mat to reduce the amount of dirt that enters your home.

  3. Re-apply stain-resistant protector to your carpet regularly and after cleanings; the original protection naturally wears down over time.

  4. To prevent permanent damage when a stain or spot occurs, act immediately with a spot removal plan. Remember, stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof.

  5. Test spot removal products for colorfastness?before you use them. This is best accomplished in an inconspicuous area, like the back of a closet.

  6. Test area rugs for colorfastness before placing them over your carpet. Some rugs may bleed their colors.

  7. Vacuum under area rugs periodically. This removes any loose dirt that may be trapped between the rug and your carpet.

  8. Leave the protective blocks in place for a couple days after a carpet cleaning. This helps to avoid any color transfer from your furniture to the floor.

  9. Clean your furniture and your carpet at the same time. A professional cleaning gets rid of the everyday dirt and soil.

When it is time to have your carpets cleaned in Columbia, SC, call Sincerely Yours, we are dedicated to the maintenance of your carpets. We know how important it is to keep your investment clean and undamaged.

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