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At design. Waterville, we know you're busy and don't necessarily have tons of time for upkeep. However, there are some easy carpet care and maintenance tips you can (and should!) add to your regular routine. Your new carpet will thank you!
Daily carpet care & maintenance
Start by investing in doormats and placing them throughout your home. Have friends and family members use them when entering your home. You should also ask visitors to remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet. It’s important to minimize the amount of dirt tracked onto your flooring, as dirt particles can damage carpet fibers.
While keeping preventative maintenance in mind, you should also develop a regular care routine. Regularly vacuuming your carpet using a manufacturer-approved appliance. If your carpet experiences light to medium traffic, vacuuming it once or twice a week should be sufficient. If it experiences heavy traffic, however, you may want to vacuum more frequently.
Dealing with carpet stains
If you spill on your carpet, don't panic! Many of our carpets have built-in technology that helps them resist stains. There are also manufacturer-approved carpet cleaners that can help. Blot up the spill as best as you can and consider having one of these on hand for any future messes.
It's not a bad idea to give your carpets the occasional deep clean, especially if they are in high-traffic areas. Contact a professional cleaning service or shampoo your carpets yourself. If you do shampoo them yourself, be sure to follow your manufacturer's recommendations for maximum effectiveness. Consider a deep clean once or twice a year.