When you have invested in carpets you want to do your best to keep them looking fresh. Regular hoovering is a great place to start, but consider our other tips for regular maintenance to keep your carpets looking their best.
Keep it clean
When you are hoovering, check your carpets for any stains or marks that may have appeared. As soon as you do spot a stain, make sure to treat it as soon as possible. Ensure that you always have carpet cleaners to hand, and use the right formulation for your carpet, according to what material it is made of. Likewise when spillages happen, act fast to help prevent permanent staining to your carpet. Follow the specific instructions on your carpet cleaner so that you get the full effect.
Heavy furniture such as sofas and tables can leave dents in your carpet that are hard to get rid of. Try to move furniture regularly, even if only by a few inches, to avoid damage to your carpet. Similarly, sunlight can bleach coloured carpets. As well as causing the colour to fade, UV rays can actually damage the carpet fibres. Minimise this by keeping windows or blinds closed during the sunniest parts of the day, or consider applying a protective window treatments such as ultraviolet blocking film to your windows.
If you are buying a new carpet, many companies now offer stain-resistant materials. Alternatively, carpets that are already in place can benefit from stain protection treatments. Consider using rugs to protect specific sections of your carpet such as high-traffic areas, or areas more at risk of spillages such as next to the sofa. Make sure the room is well ventilated to help prevent a build-up of moisture, as this can affect carpets. Keep your carpet fresh and free from bacteria by regularly using a carpet cleaner. If you do not have your own carpet cleaner you can easily rent one to use, or hire a professional. Consider it a worthwhile investment as it will prolong the life of your carpet.