Dirt kills! Yes, this is true! Did you know that tracked in soil is the number one killer of carpets? You can walk on a clean nylon carpet forever and it will continue to look and perform like new. Amazing, I know... but as soon as that same carpet becomes dirty, it will start to age.
Carpeting is made to hide dirt and grimy soil but its presence in your carpets or area rugs will cause damage. Soil stops the carpet’s usual ability to bounce back, allowing the carpet yarns to become distorted and look grungy. Fine gritty soil and particles will actually scratch the fibers when walked on, causing the carpet to look dull. Not a pretty sight! Because I care about the investment you have made in your carpets and area rugs, I wanted to share some great tips...
The main way to keep a carpet looking like new is regular maintenance vacuuming. Yes, that's right, you heard me...vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Here are some suggestions for making the most of your vacuuming:
1. Vacuum Regularly. It is so important to schedule a weekly overall vacuuming and if possible vacuum more often in high traffic areas.
2. Focus on the really soiled areas. You know the area that get the most walked on! When you are vacuuming feel free to “fly over” the areas of carpet that are rarely walked on. Focus your time and energy on the major traffic areas and any access from hard surface areas onto the carpet. Carpet manufacturers recommend that you go over these areas slowly 3 to 5 times. Embedded soil take more work to remove than surface dust and dirt.
3. Empty Vacuum Bag Frequently. Studies have found that a vacuum cleaners effectiveness is reduced by at least 50% as soon as the waste bag becomes ½ – ¾ full.
Vacuuming isn’t high on the list of what we “can‘t wait to do today”. I totally understand that, but when you are tempted to put it off, think about how much your carpet fibers would benefit from a vacuum massage. If you can keep those fibers clean and happy, they will look good and last for a very long time.
So how can you keep your carpets happy? That's right... VACUUM, VACUUM, VACUUM!
For more information, check out our website at www.VictoriaCarpetCare.com and call our FREE 24 hour Consumer Awareness Message at 1-877-474-7577
Victoria Carpet Care provides both Residential and Commercial Carpet, Upholstery, Area Rug Cleaning to all of Greater Victoria, including Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Colwood, Saanich, View Royal, Esquimalt and Oak Bay.