charleston carpet cleaningCarpet is cozy, comfy, and can make a house feel truly like a home. However, carpet flooring can be more difficult to keep pristine than other flooring types. Here are some tips from Floor Coverings International of Charleston, South Carolina on how to keep your carpet looking beautiful and brand new.

The most important thing you can do is regularly vacuuming your carpet. We recommend at least once a week, but if you have pets or small children, you may find that you need to vacuum multiple times a week to keep your carpet looking fresh. Then, aim to give your carpet a deep clean at least once a year, though twice a year is recommended. While you can do this yourself by purchasing or renting a carpet-cleaning machine, it’s often easier to hire a professional carpet cleaning service to get the job done. Deep cleaning your carpet is often a requirement from carpet manufacturers to uphold your carpet warranty.

As for spills and other accidents that happen from time to time, make sure to treat the area immediately to reduce the likelihood of stain damage. Club soda is a cheap alternative to cleaning products with harsh chemicals that you’re likely to have around the house. Simply pour on the stained carpet, blot (don’t rub) the spill, and you should see it begin to diminish. However, feel free to use whatever cleaning supplies you prefer!

To stop dirt from even entering your home, we recommend utilizing doormats or outdoor rugs. With designs that range from neutral to ostentatious, you’re sure to find a size and design that is perfect for your home’s doorstep. Mats are a great way to protect your investment and prevent dirt throughout your home, not just in carpeted areas.

For more information on carpet cleaning, or to schedule your free in-home consultation, contact your local experts at Floor Coverings International today. Proudly serving the greater Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Low Country areas. We look forward to hearing from you!

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