Making Your Carpets More Faithful To You

  • By Brisas Carpet Care
  • 22 Mar, 2017

All good things come to an end. And so do your carpets at some point of your life! But with proper care and management, you can increase the longevity of your carpets.

Every day, harmful elements enter your carpet and slowly deteriorate its quality. But where there is a will there is a way! All you need to do to elongate your carpet’s life is to be careful and particular about your cleaning habits. Save your carpet with these smart tips:

Prevent Problems

Keep your carpet away from any harmful elements. Wash your carpet immediately if you drop food on it or if detergent based solvents start drying up on its surface. Soil and dust are the worst enemies of the carpet. Use doormats before entrances to prevent dirt from entering the carpet area. Always go for preventive measures  to avoid finding solutions later.

Vacuum Aggressively

If you have been lenient about dirt accumulation on your carpet, then worry not! Just turn on that vacuum cleaner and adjust it to the right setting and start vacuuming. The setting should not be too low or too high; find that perfect point where you can feel the tug of the vacuum. Next, be aggressive throughout the entire carpet and vacuum it at least twice. Doing this should address the dry cleaning needs of your carpet. A systematic carpet cleaning approach  helps in maintaining a cleaner and healthier living space.

Treat Stains Immediately

You can remove a stain completely by treating it immediately. The longer a stain reacts with the fabric of your carpet, the stronger it becomes. Use a spoon or a dull knife to slowly scrape the spilled food towards the centre of the stain. Press a clean cotton cloth on the stain to absorb the leftover stain particles. Now, use a damp towel to blot out the stain carefully. If the stain seems stronger, use plain club soda or a solution of water and vinegar as a stronger removal agent.
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Hire Professionals Periodically

Portable steam cleaning equipment may be simpler to handle, but they have a low cleaning capacity. Go for truck-mounted equipment because they exhaust the dirty and humid air outside and their stronger suction leaves your carpets drier too. Professional hot water extraction is a very efficient way to clean synthetic carpets. This process costs you a bit, but it deeply and thoroughly cleans your carpets. Also, it is best to hire professional carpet cleaners once or twice a year for a thorough and carefree cleaning process.

Pay Attention to Furniture and Shoes

If you have furniture adjusted close to the carpet, change their positions periodically. Furniture placement affects the patterns of walking around, causing dirt accumulation in specific areas. Also, shoes seriously harm a carpet’s life. The hard surface of the shoes is responsible for wear and tear of the carpet’s fabric. Walk barefoot on the carpet to reduce daily wear and tear of your carpet.

From the day you lay out your carpets, treat them carefully and responsibly. Prevent deterioration from the very beginning by providing both personal and professional deep clean carpet care . Let your warm fuzzy carpets live longer!
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Well, when it comes to choosing the right type of carpet , this is not where the world comes to an end!

Today, we are going to give you 5 quick tips that will help you realize that - plushness and contrasts might be the two things that you consider for making a style statement for your home, there are several other things that you often pay no heed to.

Tip 1: Carpet’s Function

How can you forget carpet’s function when picking a carpet for your home? It’s a blunder! Tip 1 is never to forget the function of the carpet. Ask yourself: Am I buying this carpet for highlighting a certain piece of furniture? Will the carpet tie the room together? Will I put down this carpet on cold floors during winters? Do I need a carpet for noise reduction?

Your answers will play a key role in directing you to make a right carpet choice.

Tip 2: Carpet Fibers

Wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and trixeta are some of the different carpet fiber types. Wool carpets are the most durable, soft and expensive type; nylon and trixeta are stain resistant and so perfect for family homes or high-traffic areas; Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber- stain-free, crush resistant and inexpensive.

Keep in mind the carpet fiber types and the factors that set them apart before deciding on a carpet for your home.

Tip 3: Room Style

Figure out the right size, color and pattern of your room’s carpet to create a well-balanced space.

For large living rooms, two rugs can create two separate living rooms. For entrances opening to other rooms or a stairway, less is more. For a study or home office, a carpet that fits both the table and chair is ideal for a comfortable working environment. For maximizing the space visually, just like mirrors, brighter carpet colors and diagonal pattern carpets can serve the purpose. For bedrooms, soft woolen carpets with longer threads are suitable to soften the harsh noises. What’s more, for a children’s room, rely on a carpet with short threads.

Always follow the room style tips to choose the best carpets to suit your home.

Tip 4: The Padding

Carpet padding is a vital part of your floors. This spongy material that is cut smaller than the carpet is what people generally forget about. The main aim of underlay is to shield your carpet from damage, from wearing against the subfloor, and stress from traffic above. So if you want to make the most of your carpet, there are many different kinds of carpet padding you may want to consider.

Foam, rubber, and fiber are the most common types.

The next time you are hunting for the right carpet, don’t forget about the cushion needed for your carpet. Forget about slipping & sliding with carpet cushions!

Tip 5: Carpet Samples

When you go shopping for clothes, don’t you always try your favorite pieces first before actually buying them, you do right? Then, how can you simply pick a carpet before really trying it in your home? Take home the carpet samples of your shortlisted favorites and watch for their compatibility with your furniture, lighting and wall colors.

After all, you should be glee about your carpet flooring at all times of the day.

Lastly, Keep Your Carpet Clean

With these 5 quick tips, hopefully, you will make the right carpet selection for your home. But what is even more important is keeping that carpet clean. As dirt remains in the deepest fiber of materials, if not cleaned regularly and properly it can be harmful to the health of your family and guests.

For ideal results, it’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly and hire a professional at Brisas Carpet Care to come in and steam clean your carpet occasionally. Keep your carpet looking and smelling great with carpet cleaning services from Brisas Carpet Care. We understand different types of carpet material and understand the appropriate procedure for cleaning your carpet. Because it matters to us!

Let Brisas Carpet Care take care of your carpet today. Contact us.

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Despite your utmost care and concern, your carpet is bound to fall victim to stains and dirt. The usual norm is to prevent rather than cure. Well for carpets, if you can’t prevent it, then you might as well cure it. But curing, or rather, cleaning a carpet is where the problem lies.

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