How to Extend the Life of your Carpet

Dated: September 9 2020

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Whether you adore your new carpet or can't afford to replace it every few years, below are a handful of ways to extend the life of your carpet-even if you have kids and pets.


1. Lay down a rug in high traffic spots.

It may seem weird to lay a rug over your carpet but in places that see a ton of foot traffic-like by the bed, couch, or doorways- adding an extra layer protection in the form of a rug or mat can seriously prolong your carpet's life.


2. Vacuum frequently.

Make sure you vacuum once a week to pull up damaging dirt and dander that can wear down your carpet over time.


3. Take off your shoes.

By enforcing a "no shoes inside" policy in your home, you will reduce the amount of dirt that gets tracked in. Add a shoe rack by the front door to help make it easy.


4. Act fast with spills.

If you get a splash or spill on your carpet, tackle it immediately, but don't rub it in. Instead, use a spray bottle to mist a bit of water onto the stain and then blot it up gently with a towel as many times as needed. If it needs more work, create a solution that is 1:1 white vinegar and water, and repeat the process.


5. Deep clean.

Once a year, deep clean your carpet with a professional carpet cleaning device. Often, you can rent out these cleaners, or hire someone to do it for you

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