Almost all homes and businesses have carpet; carpet helps your space feel comfortable, warm and cozy. It is no secret that carpet is an investment, and if you are like most home and business owners, you want to protect that investment. Today we have outlined some easy-to-follow tips on how to take care of your carpet and protect that essential investment.
First and foremost, it is essential when you select the carpet, carpet pad, and carpet installer that you do your research. Figure out what carpet type, color, and quality level are best suited for your home and/or business. High-quality carpet will wear better that cheap options; find what works best for your lifestyle and budget.
Next, ensure that you are keeping your carpet clean. This means no shoes in the house, try not to eat where you have carpet, and vacuum often. Purchase some high-quality carpet spot cleaner to quickly treat small spills and stains. Additionally, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned every so often. Many carpet experts recommend that your carpets should be deep cleaned every 18 months at a minimum, and more often if you have pets.
If you have high-traffic areas, you may want to invest in some protective mats. Mats placed in entrances, hallways, and other highly used areas will make a big difference. Replacing a mat when worn out is much easier and much less expensive than replacing worn-out carpet.