Thursday, August 29, 2013

Taking Care of Your Carpet

When you take proper care of your carpets, you are also taking care of your wallet and your health. Replacing carpet can be expensive, but may be essential for the health of those living in a home since harmful germs and bacteria can live in a carpet that is not being properly maintained. Here are some tips for helping you properly take care of your carpet in Chandler, AZ.

Taking Care of Your Carpet

The first step in taking care of your carpet is keeping your carpet properly cleaned. Obviously it is important to regularly vacuum your carpets.Experts recommend that you vacuum highly used areas of carpet at least twice a week, possibly even once a day (if they are walked on a lot). Other areas of the carpet that do not receive as much traffic may only need to be vacuumed once a week. In addition to vacuuming, it is important to have your carpets cleaned regularly. Though vacuuming may be effective in pulling out the dust, hair, and odors living on the surface of your carpet, deeper cleaning is necessary to make sure that your carpets are really clean deep down and aren’t holding onto any mites or allergens. How often you need to have your carpets cleaned depends on the quality of the carpet. A cheaper-quality carpet should be cleaned less often as cleaning can break carpet down a little bit (causing cheaper carpet to wear out faster than a thicker carpet). For a basic rule of thumb, experts say to clean your carpets once a year. You can ask a profession about your specific carpet and environmental factors of your home that may necessitate more frequent cleaning.

When You Need Carpet Replacement

Because carpets are constantly subjected to a lot of traffic, they wear down with time. Usually when you have your carpet cleaned, it makes your carpet look as good as new, erasing the signs of everyday wear (which is another reason why it is so important to clean your carpets). After a while, though, a carpet has simply been worn down to a point where it needs to be replaced. If your carpet is completely matted down in the walkways, permanently stained, or over 10 years old, then it is probably time to have a professional replace your carpet in Chandler, AZ.

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