Carpets can last at least 10 years with the regular maintenance However, there are many mistakes that can damage your carpet and shorten its lifespan.
Habits To Avoid
Not Vacuuming Regularly
If vacuuming is not something that is on your weekly to-do list, then it will be a matter of time before you ruin your carpet. Dirt will get nestled into your carpet if you do not vacuum regularly. This will cause your carpet fibers to fray. You may also develop permanent dark spots.
Walking Barefooted On Your Carpet
If you are like many people, then you probably remove your shoes as soon as you come in your home. However, walking barefooted on your carpet can cause serious damage to it. Wearing shoes during work or play create a moist environment. The moisture from your footwear can transfer from your foot to your carpet, which can cause odor bacteria to breed. Additionally, the foot creams and lotions that you may use are also bad for your carpet. The best alternative is to always wear house shoes when you are walking on your carpet.
Pets and carpet don’t mix
Since pets are considered a part of the family sometimes accidents aren’t a major concern. However, it is important to set boundaries because your pets can ruin your carpet. You should never let your animals go to the bathroom on the carpet. Even if you are cleaning up after your pets, deep hidden stains can still ruin your carpet.
Using Deodorizer Powder
Deodorizer powders can help your carpet smell great by removing odors. They are not good for your carpet. They can build up in your carpet over time and it can be difficult for the vacuum cleaner to suck up this residue.
Using A Home Steam Cleaner Every Month
Many people believe that using a steam cleaner once a month is the best way to keep your carpet clean. Some may also believe that if they use a steam cleaner, then there is no need for a professional cleaning. However, this is a surefire way to damage your carpet.
Your carpet does not need to be steam cleaned every month. Your carpet only needs to be steam cleaned once or twice a year. Your carpet is likely to wrinkle if it gets cleaned too much. Furthermore, using a steam cleaner can be dangerous if you do not know how to properly use it.
Don’t Ignore Stains
You will not only need a professional cleaning service one or twice a year, but you should also never ignore spots. You must remove them as soon as possible. Spots will only get worse as long as you leave them where they are at. Furthermore, the longer the stain sits, the harder it will be for you to remove.
Scrub Spots Properly
You do not want to scrub too hard on carpets when you are attempting to remove the stain. Hard scrubbing will cause the stain to go deeper into the carpet. This will make it even harder to remove.