When it comes to your carpet, vacuuming it regularly and having it professionally cleaned periodically are both important maintenance. When it comes to your carpets however, there is more to keeping your carpets free from damage. Today, we at Jim Ryan Carpet Repair would like to share a few points that can prevent damage to your carpets.
Furniture Coasters for Carpet
Different types of damage to carpets or rugs can develop from heavy furniture or items. There are indents into the carpet you may have noticed when you have those large items and move them to begin. Unfortunately, they are very obvious, though they may initially seem like no big deal until you are moving your furniture around. Though there are a few ways you can help fluff those fibers, sometimes the damage is permanent. Also, when they are moved around, heavy items can destroy a carpet. The carpet can be caused to wrinkle, buckle or ripple if heavy items are drug across it. There are options available to make it a lot easier. Think about how you are going to move the furniture before you do and furniture coasters are always a good idea.
Clean Carpets & Remove Stains Often
To keep your carpets damage free, making sure to clean carpets regularly is another step you can take. Help keep the air in your house clean as well through routine vacuuming. Once you vacuum you will see all the hidden dust trapped, carpets are natural filters for our home. You can avoid stains with the use of professional carpet stain protectants that are available.
Anchor Area Rugs on Carpet
Area rugs are a great method to place on top of your carpets to help reduce the daily wear and tear. From the wear, the fibers will eventually come loose or wear down and high traffic areas in the house can collect dirt and grime that expedite deterioration. For you in your home, be sure to place tasteful area rugs.
Avoid Moisture & Wet Carpet
Especially during the summer months, you may experience more carpet buckling, if you live in a humid climate. It makes your carpet expand and then wrinkle when the moisture in the air gets into your floors. The damage left behind is permanent, more often than not, it is possible for the carpets to dry out and flatten on its own. Try not to leave windows or doors open can help and run your air conditioning during the summer months can help. If you have had your carpets cleaned and it wasn’t properly extracted, or water can also get into your carpet through flooding. If you want to avoid your carpets expanding and wrinkling, have your carpets professionally cleaned rather than renting a machine and doing it yourself is typically a better option. Immediately pull the carpet back from the carpet pad to let it dry out should you do experience flooding.
Additional Carpet Protection Tips
Pets can damage carpets when they paw at the carpets or have accidents, make sure your carpets are protected. Avoid smoking on carpeted areas to prevent potential cigarette burns as well.