Carpeting starting to show its age? Over time your carpets can start to look stained, discolored, and just plain dull. Whether you have just installed new carpeting or are looking for ways to jazz up your existing carpets, there are some easy ways to do it.
Here are some helpful tips on how to make carpet look new, and how to keep your new carpeting looking new for years to come.
How to Make Carpet Look New
Proper maintenance for your carpets will keep them looking like new for many years, and keep them looking fresh and clean.
1. Professional Cleaning
Get your carpeting cleaned by professionals. This will really help get the deep dirt out. Plus, it will remove stains, pet hair, and pet and other odors. Professional carpet cleaners use a deep cleaning or steam cleaning method that gets down deep into the carpet.
Professional cleaning is recommended for all synthetic carpets because the dirt gets embedded down in the carpet. It’s great for odors, ground-in food particles, and other dirt and debris that gets tracked in.
This will also remove fleas, mites, and any other type of insect that make be making itself at home.
2. DIY Carpet Cleaner
These are perfect for keeping the professional cleaning you get up to date. The in-between steam cleanings keep the carpets fresh and clean, and they extend the results from the professional clean.
You can rent or buy the carpet cleaners, and depending on how much traffic your carpet gets, you can decide on whether owning your own is worth it. If you have kids, pets or entertain regularly, then you may want to buy one.
3. Treat Stains When They Happen
Spilled food or drinks, pet accidents, mud, and other accidents can permanently stain the carpet. You need to act fast to get it cleaned. And if it’s food or a pet mess, you need to get it up without digging it into the carpet further.
Use a stain remover, either one from the store or one you make yourself, and let it soak into the stain. Then, dab at the stain to absorb it into your cloth. Never rub at it.
If it is candle wax, simply place a tea towel or other cotton cloth over the top of it and run over it with a warm iron. The heat will draw the wax out of the carpet and into the cloth.
4. Start with a Little Prevention
There are things you can do to preserve your carpeting, such as:
- With new carpet or once your carpet has been professionally cleaned, you can have it treated to help stop stains from soaking in.
- For the heavy traffic areas, you can put down runners or throw carpets.
- You can refrain from eating and drinking over the carpet.
5. Rotate Your Furniture
Try moving your furniture around regularly to prevent discoloration and dirt build up. Keep drapes closed against the direct sun, and use coasters under the feet of the furniture to stop further damage.
Clean for Life
Taking care of your carpets not only makes them look better, but it’s just healthier for babies, toddlers, and pets alike.
If you need more information on how to make carpet look new, please contact us. We offer professional carpeting cleaning in Milwaukee, Racine, and northern Illinois.
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