Our Complete Guide To Carpet Maintenance

Have You Chosen The Right Carpet For Your Room

Here at MG Carpets & Rugs we pride ourselves in providing high quality carpets to our customers. But, what’s the point in having a lovely new carpet if you don’t keep it clean? Keeping your carpets clean not only makes your home smell and look better, it should also ensure they last longer.

Because carpet maintenance has many aspects, we’ve put together this complete guide. We’re going to cover everything from cleaning your carpets to knowing when it’s time to replace them. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about carpet care.

Keeping Your Carpets Clean

We appreciate that having a good carpet is an important part of maintaining the look and feel of a space. Too often people think replacement is the answer at the first sign of wear, but this is not always the case. We recommend sticking to a basic routine to keep your carpet clean:

Vacuum Regularly

Regular vacuuming is the best way to keep your carpet clean. You are not required to vacuum every day, but it should be done every couple of weeks – or sooner if the carpet looks dirty. Make sure to focus on high traffic areas if you don’t have time to tend to your whole house. This will ensure there isn’t a buildup of dirt, which can reduce the lifespan of your carpet.

Cleaning and replacing your vacuum’s filters often gets forgotten about. This determines the performance of your vacuum. Therefore, it can impact how clean your carpets are. Make sure you empty the vacuum on a regular basis and take care of it, to ensure you’re getting the most out of vacuuming.

vacuuming a beige living room carpet

Remove Carpet Stains

The best way to get rid of carpet stains is to do it quickly. No one likes a stained carpet, and the longer you leave it the harder the stains are to get out. Dab, don’t rub the stain with an appropriate cleaning product as soon as it occurs. Rubbing could push the stain deeper and make it look worse.

Every home, unless it is a show home, probably has some sort of stain present on the carpet. To get rid of them, you should get a professional in to clean the carpet. A professional carpet clean will give it a new lease of life, reducing the appearance of stains and making your carpet look as good as new.

We recommend seeking a professional carpet cleaning service a couple of times each year for the best results. If, even after a professional clean, you have got to the point where you’re rearranging the furniture to cover stains, a new carpet might be required.

Remove Carpet Smells

If you come into a room and there’s a musty smell, it may be the carpet. Dirt can work its way into the fibres over time, becoming a hidden source of odour. Try to get your carpet cleaned regularly to ensure this doesn’t happen over time.

If you’re noticing a bad smell from your carpet, you could try sprinkling some baking soda on the carpet and leaving it for a few hours. Test this on a small patch first, just in case it changes the appearance of the carpet. Use the vacuum to clear the baking soda once it’s had time to settle and absorb some of the smell. If this doesn’t work, even after a professional cleaning, then it may be time to get a new carpet.

New carpet with dog

Lose The Shoes

Wearing shoes around the house will most definitely wear the carpet away faster. We advise only wearing socks or slippers around the house to prolong the life of your carpets. This should apply to your guests as well as members of the household. Not wearing shoes inside means less mud and debris is spread on the carpet, and they’ll remain cleaner for longer.

Pets & Carpets

If you have pets, there are a few additional factors to remember. Cats have sharp claws, and unfortunately they may choose to scratch the carpet. Even if they don’t, long carpet piles could cause the cat’s claws to get trapped around the long threads. Twist pile carpets are a safer choice for pet-occupied rooms to prevent this. However, loop pile carpets are known to hide stains better than twist pile and carpets. So, if your dog brings mud from the garden into the house, a loop pile carpet would be easier to scrub.

Are Your Carpets Making You Sneeze?

Are you finding that you sneeze a lot at home? It could be your carpet! Carpet fibres can attract a lot of dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair and other allergens, which can cause problematic symptoms and health problems. If you suffer from recurrent colds or allergy symptoms, the culprit might be your carpet. You should find that your symptoms are relieved if the carpet has a good, deep clean. In severe cases, a replacement may be required.

For Carpets, Choose MG Carpets & Rugs

If it’s time for a new carpet, of if you’d like some maintenance advice, get in touch with our friendly team today. Our knowledgeable staff can offer you guidance and support, ensuring you have a beautiful, perfectly maintained carpet.

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