7 Secrets to Keep Your Carpet Looking New Longer

7 Secrets to Keep Your Carpet Looking New Longer

Published: March 17, 2023
Author: Mountain Country Carpet Care
Category Tags: Carpet Cleaning

How often do you vacuum? Vacuuming alone is not the only key to keeping your carpet looking great for the long term. Check out our 7 secrets to keep your carpet looking new longer!

#1 Vacuum Regularly

Of course, we had to list vacuuming on a regular routine as the top item. We sure hope this is not a secret for how to keep your carpets looking clean longer. This common chore should be done on a weekly basis especially in high traffic areas to help avoid dirt and debris getting further into the carpet fibers.

#2 Have A Plan For Spills

Spills are going to happen, but how you clean them makes all the difference. Where do you store towels that can be used to help absorb up a spill? Does everyone in your household understand where these towels are located? The next step is understanding what kind of liquid is being spilled as we're sure you are not going to have a simple water spill each time. You may need to have a cleaning solution handy to spray onto the spill to help with the cleanup. The final thing to remember is never rub the spill into the carpet. Just dab the spill to try and soak up the liquid and some of it will have to air dry. 

#3 Choose A Good Vacuum

There are a lot of things in life where the cheapest option is not necessarily the best option. You are also not trying to do high-end commercial cleaning each time, but make sure to find a good brand and the right style to suit your needs.

#4 Inspect Your Carpet For Stray Fibers

We're sure at some point you have had clothing which had a string start to pull apart on the item. Carpet fibers are no different where something might happen which causes a stray end to start unraveling. Not giving some attention to these areas is asking for the problem to become worse when another thing snags the string and pulls it out even more. If you see a stray, then grab your scissors and trim the snag at the base to prevent further damage.

#5 Stain Starting to Show, Grab some Club Soda

Even when cleaning some spills right away, over time they may start to appear on the carpet. If used correctly, club soda can be used to help combat these carpet stains. Pour some club soda over the spill and then dab back up with a clean cloth. This should help your carpet appear to be cleaner.

#6 Understand Your High Traffic Areas

Where do you have carpet in your household? Hallways, carpeted stairs, and bedrooms tend to get more foot traffic and need a little more attention.

#7 Deep Clean Regularly

Have you had a deep clean recently? Even with regular vacuuming you would be amazed at how much more dirt and debris can be picked up by a commercial grade vacuum. It is essential to do a deep cleaning once a year to help refresh your carpet, keep it looking fresh and grime-free.

Any further Question or Concerns?

If your carpets look in rough shape and you don’t have the time or patience to clean them properly, Mountain Country Carpet Care can get them in top-notch condition for you! Mountain Country Carpet Care is a professional carpet cleaner located in Bozeman, Montana. Contact us to answer all your questions and feel free to use our online carpet scheduling to book a cleaning today to help improve your carpet health and have a clean home.