Carpets are lovely flooring solutions in various parts of your home.  They are ideal for warming up areas like your living room, bedrooms, and dining room.  This is the only flooring solution that isn’t chilly to step onto and carpets are glorious for raising little ones who fall over so often.

But keeping your carpets clean isn’t quite as easy.  Special equipment is needed to wash your carpets and if you don’t dry your carpets properly, they will start to smell horrid.

Luckily, there are a few good strategies you can try to keep your carpets cleaner for longer. 

Here is a quick look at the best ways to postpone your next carpet wash session.

Get Professional Cleaning

Yes, we did say we are sharing concepts to help you keep your carpets clean for longer.  So why are we suggesting you clean your carpets? 

Well, there is a huge difference between DIY carpet cleaning and professional carpet cleaning. 

Professionals use industrial equipment and specialized carpet shampoo to deep wash your carpets.  When these experts are finished, your carpets look and smell terrific.  They are also much cleaner compared to when you attempt to clean them yourself. 

Getting professional carpet cleaning every 3 – 6 months can save you a lot of time and effort and may even eliminate your need to go and scrub your carpets yourself.

No Shoes in the House

One simple way to keep your carpets and all other floors or furniture clean is by installing a new family rule or home habit.  Teach family members to remove their shoes the moment they come in the house.  Shoes track an unbelievable amount of mess and dirt into your home and onto your carpets.  Shoes also wear down your carpets much faster.  By removing your shoes at the door, your carpets will stay in great shape for longer and your entire home will be much cleaner.

Add Carpet Protection in High Traffic Areas

A beautiful rug or plastic runner in high traffic areas can help you keep your carpets clean for much longer.  These rugs or plastic coverings will capture most of the mess that would otherwise fall right onto your carpets.

Sprinkle Baking Soda before You Vacuum

Baking soda can absorb bad odours and excessive moisture from your carpets.  Before you vacuum your carpet, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda all over the floor and allow it to sit for a few minutes.  When you vacuum the baking soda and dirt from your carpets, your home will smell much better.

Vacuum Regularly

Frequent vacuuming will keep your carpets cleaner for much longer because dirt and grime won’t have time to deposit deep into the carpet fibres or to react with humidity to cling to your carpet.  Ideally, you should vacuum high traffic areas three times a week.  It is also important to vacuum properly and slowly so your vacuum can pick up all the dirt.

Deal With Stains Immediately

Don’t allow messes to dry or set on your carpets.  The longer these messes linger on your floors, the more staining they will cause. 

You should blot up messes as soon as they happen.  Be careful not to scrub since scrubbing will only smear the mess deeper into your carpet. 

Solid dirt can be removed by gently scraping it off the carpet using a dull knife.

When it is finally time for you to deep clean your carpets, you should give a good company like Complete Carpet Restoration a call.  With these tips and a professional carpet cleaning company at your side, you will only have to deep clean your carpets twice a year.