Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Preserving Your Carpets, Not Replacing Them

Money is always tight and making your carpets last as long as they can is always better than having to replace them sooner than is necessary.

It is the sticky stuff that causes a deterioration of the carpets appearance. Dirt can have a sticky component. So can people, air systems, food and drink, smoking, foreign matter (including smog), pets and residue from “do-it-yourself” carpet cleaning products. So what is the answer, preventative maintenance and periodic commercial carpet cleaning.

Preventative maintenance is the least costly and the most effective means of maintaining a carpet’s appearance. There are two goals of maintenance. One is to limit the amount of soil that comes into contact with the carpet through the use of walk-off mats. The other is to limit its accumulation through routine vacuum cleaning.

Walk-off mats should be placed at all entrances to reduce the soil that comes into the home. It is best to have an outside mat and an inside mat at each entrance. Outside mats should be capable of scraping debris off of shoes. Inside mats are needed to remove the smaller particles of dirt as well as oils and other liquids that can be tracked inside.

Routine vacuuming is necessary to reduce the amount of soil that can accumulate. There are many types of vacuums available but the best one is the one that you will actually use. Make sure it has a beater brush to get the soil to release. It is also important to empty your bag when it is 1/4 to 1/2 full. Once the bag gets over 50% full, its efficiency diminishes dramatically.

The final aspect is periodic professional carpet cleaning. The commercial grade equipment and expertise associated with reputable companies such as Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning provides removal of the deep down dirt and removal of spills and spots. In fact, most major carpet manufacturers require professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months to maintain the carpet’s warranty.  

For more information or questions on carpet cleaning in Memphis Tn, visit the Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning website at www.graysoncleans.com