Dirt and debris have jagged edges that cut into your carpet’s fibers. Whenever you walk over any dirty carpet, you unknowingly grind these sharp dirt particles against the fibers, making numerous tiny nicks in the yarn. All the fuzz mixed in with the debris and dirt in the vacuum cleaner bags is actually your beautiful and expensive carpet headed out your door one bag at a time.

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When the dirt scratches the carpet fibers, it dulls their sheen, which is why all high-traffic areas on a carpet appear duller than the other sections of your carpet. Over time, the particles wear down the fibers; this makes the carpets almost threadbare and more prone to staining.

 How to keep a clean carpet

It’s true that carpet maintenance and cleaning can be a chore most people find tedious and time-consuming. But here are a few tips that will help make your carpet maintenance and cleaning efforts more effective:

  • Carpets need to be carefully vacuumed at least once a week and more often in heavy traffic spaces. Regular vacuuming adds to the lifespan of your carpets by preventing a build-up of dirt that can eat into the carpet fibers.
  • Take some little extra time every few weeks and utilize the vacuum cleaner crevice tool for cleaning thoroughly around radiators and baseboards and in other difficult-to-reach spots.
  • When you are vacuuming wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the entire floor into quadrants & then vacuum one entire quadrant completely before moving onto the next one. This helps ensure that no section of the carpet remains un-vacuumed.
  • Don’t vacuum in a hurried manner, and pay special attention to plush carpets in which dirt is more likely to be deeply embedded.
  • It’s never enough to move across the carpet just once; if you want to achieve a thorough clean, you need to go over the carpet several times. Work methodically and in an unhurried manner, allowing the suction action of the vacuum cleaner to remove all the dust and dirt embedded in the fibers.
  • Pay extra attention to the spaces where people sit and tend to move their feet. These heavy traffic areas have to be vacuumed using overlapping strokes.
  • Apply soil retardants to a newly cleaned carpet or newly installed carpets. Follow the manufacturer’s advice and apply the soil-retardant only with the specified equipment using the application techniques mentioned on the packaging.
  • In addition to these things, add baking soda to your vacuum cleaner bag to fight odors
  • Use an effective yet gentle carpet cleaning agents or a baking soda and vinegar solution to clean spots and spills.

The best way to save yourself some trouble and time and ensure your carpets are dust and dirt-free, is to opt for professional carpet care maintenance from companies like ours. We provide customized carpet cleaning solutions that add to the beauty and longevity of your carpets. For any more information, call Kleenrite at 905-407-8789. You can also use this online form to contact us.

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