Every seven years, carpets are usually replaced. Most replacements involve a home remodeling prior to it being sold or after it is purchased. If your treat your carpet right, you can maximize the potential of your carpet and get more years from your investment. Here are some tips that can help you.
Keep the Dirt Outside
Upon entering at home, many people remove their shoes and it became a culture for quite a time. This habit keeps the carpet look new. Entrance mat can also be used to lessen the dirt that will enter your house and eventually stick with your carpet.
You may not realize it but dirt tracked into your carpet will eventually go down to the carpet backing and grinds away at the fibers, literally wearing them out. Surface soil also adds to the problem by making the carpet look dull, fine grit scratches the fibers of your carpet the same way a diamond scratches a glass. The carpet will still look dull and dirty because surface composed of fiber is distorted.
The best way to delay the heavy cost of replacement and maximize the life of your carpet is by cleaning it properly. Entrance areas with and areas with high traffic must be vacuumed twice a week and the rest of the carpet must be vacuumed once a week.
Buy the Right Carpet Pad
The wrong pad will cut the life of your carpet in half while the right one will add years to the lifespan of your carpet. The quality of your carpet is not determined by thickness but by its density. A good quality pad must measure 3/8 to ½ inch thick and have a density rating of at least 6 lbs.
The cheap and low-density pad will only last for a few years before it will need replacement. You will need a thinner pad with a density of 8 pounds for high traffic areas.
Hide Carpet Runs
Do not worry if you have a running snag with woven loops because you can simply repair the damage and it will be invisible to almost everyone but you. The things that you will need are scissors, screwdriver, carpet adhesive, and tape.
Gently loosen the tug yarn to find the portion where it firmly sticks to the backing and apply a bead of carpet adhesive into the run, uses the screwdriver to press each scab into the adhesive.
Clean Up Pet Accidents
If there is an accident in your carpet caused by your pets, clean them immediately because it can damage the fibers and change the color of the carpet. If you are experiencing pet accidents on your carpet that is quite hard to remove, you can call pet stain removal professionals to provide professional services.
Cut Out Stains and Burns
If your carpet has stains and burns, it is crucial that you do the proper repair and removal. You can use a cookie cutter to cut out the damaged portion and replace it with a patch that comes from the remnant. The damaged part will not be noticeable at all, or invisible.