5 Tips To Not Ruin Your Carpet

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Carpets can last at least 10 years with the proper care, keeping your house looking clean and new. However, there are many things that can ruin your carpet and shorten its lifespan.

Vacuum Regularly:

If vacuuming is not something that is on your weekly chore list, then it will only be a matter of time before you ruin your carpet. Dirt will get embedded in your carpet if you do not vacuum regularly. This will cause your carpet fibers to fray. You may also develop permanent dark spots.

Walk Barefooted on The 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 feet can transfer from your feet end up on 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.

Take Care of Your Pet:

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.

Use Deodorizer Powder:

Deodorizer powders help your carpet smell great. However, they are not good for your carpet. They have a tendency to build up in your carpet over time. It will be difficult for the vacuum cleaner to suck up this residue.


Use a Steam Cleaner Monthly:

Many people think that using a steam cleaner monthly is the best way to keep their carpet clean. They may also think that if they use a steam cleaner, then there is no need for a professional cleaning. However, this is a sure-fire way to damage your carpet.

Your carpet does not need to be cleaned every month, it only needs to be cleaned once or twice a year. 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.

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