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Carpets can be a great investment if correctly taken care of. The slightest thing can stain them or cause them to look dingy and worn out. If you want to keep your carpets in the best condition possible, we suggest you have them professionally steam cleaned a couple times a year. But in between cleanings, here are a few tips that can help you keep your carpets looking brand new.

Vacuuming Regularly

This might seem pretty obvious, but we still feel it needs to be said. Vacuuming frequently and thoroughly will help prevent the buildup of dust, especially in high traffic areas, which in turn will prolong the life and good looks of your carpet. If you’re not sure which type of vacuum is best for your specific carpet, this article should help you decide.

Clean Spills Immediately

If you allow stains, especially from liquids, to penetrate the fibers of the carpet, you will need a professional deep cleaning to remove them which is an expense you can avoid. Prepare an emergency carpet cleaning kit and keep it nearby for such instances. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s instructions for using the cleaning product.

Use Mats and Rugs to Protect Your Carpet

Placing door mats or rugs at high traffic areas such as exterior doorways can lessen the amount of dirt tracked in. You should also get in the habit of removing shoes before entering a carpeted room, as they are the most common way to track in all kinds of dirt and dust that can ruin your carpet.

Avoid Wear Marks

Use curtains or drapes to keep the sun from constantly shining in on your carpets as UV rays can significantly age your carpet. Also, try to switch your furniture around every few months to alleviate pressure marks. You can also avoid pressure marks by putting coasters under your chairs.

Now that you’ve been equipped with these carpet care tips, we think you’ve got all you need to keep your carpet in tip top shape for years to come. When you’re ready to schedule your professional deep cleaning or if you end up with a stain beyond what you can handle, call the carpet cleaning pros at NewGen Restores.