Most residential carpet doesn’t actually wear out. Instead, it loses its original appearance and luster long before its fibers begin to wear down. Just how long your carpet will look good depends on a number of factors, including carpet construction, household traffic patterns, exposure to soiling and stains and, of course, maintenance. Scotchgard Protector, applied at the mill and bonded onto individual carpet fibers, will protect against staining and soiling, and help keep your carpet looking newer longer. In addition, proper care and cleaning can make a big difference in retaining your carpet’s beauty over many years of regular use. So, to get the most out of your investment, here are a few things you should know about carpet care and maintenance.
Use entrance mats.Place mats inside and outside entrances to trap soil before it can be tracked into your home. Soil is the greatest threat to your carpet’s appearance.
Vacuum regularly.You can’t vacuum too often. Use a vacuum with a beater-bar which will raise the pile while it removes soil.
Blot up spills immediately.Immediate attention to spills and spots will make removal easier. Follow the stain removal instructions found here. Always blot the area being cleaned. Never rub, scrub or brush.
Clean periodically.Have your carpet professionally steam cleaned before it shows traffic patterns. Soil particles can damage the carpet yarn. Refer to your warranty card for recommended cleaning procedures for your particular carpet fiber.