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Five Tips For Longer Lasting Carpet

No one likes having to tear out old carpet and replace it with new carpet. Fortunately, you have a fair amount of control regarding how long your carpet lasts. By following the simple steps recommended by our carpet cleaning experts at PCS Niagara in Niagara Falls you can have longer lasting, better looking carpet in your home.

Use Doormats

This is one of the easiest ways to keep your carpets clean. Spending just a few dollars to invest in doormats can save you expensive carpet cleaning costs in the future. It is best to use doormats outside and inside all entrance doors. That way, people can wipe their feet off on the outside doormat and the inside doormat will catch remaining residue.

Take Your Shoes Off

Along with using doormats, taking your shoes off when inside your home is an easy way to reduce wear on your carpet. This is an easy precedent to establish in your home, but you may want to put a sign up indicating that shoes shouldn’t be worn inside the house. That way, guests will know to take their shoes off and your carpet will be free from much of the dirt and grime found on the bottom of shoes.

Invest In A Good Vacuum And Use It Correctly

There is a huge difference between cheap vacuums and high-quality vacuums. High-quality vacuums suck up dirt and grime much more effectively than low-quality models, leaving your carpet much more clean in the long run. However, simply having a vacuum does not make your carpet clean. You should vacuum your house at a minimum of once per week and at least twice per week in high-traffic areas. You also need to make sure that you are using your vacuum correctly. The main mistake that people make while vacuuming is setting the vacuum at the wrong height. If you set your vacuum too high it will be unable to effectively clean your carpet. Too low, though, and it can actually damage your carpet fibers.

Clean Up Stains Immediately

Stains can be an intimidating mess to clean up at times. Because of that, it is tempting to procrastinate cleaning them up. This is a serious error. The longer stains go uncleaned, the more they will be set into the carpet. Given enough time, they may become impossible to clean adequately. When you do begin cleaning stains up, make sure that you use customized instructions for each type of stain. Using the wrong cleaner or cleaning method can actually make a stain worse rather than improving it.

Call A Professional Carpet Cleaner

Of all the things you can do to keep your carpet clean, the best is to hire a professional carpet cleaner. Our team of carpet cleaner at PCS Niagara in Niagara Falls in experienced in all types of carpet cleaning. They will help you through every step of the carpet cleaning process and ensure that your carpet looks like new once they are finished.

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