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Carpet Cleaning Tips
There simply aren’t many other flooring options that can match carpet’s style, versatility, warmth, and comfort. Carpet can add a touch of luxury to any room in the home, and it can certainly accommodate any design you have in mind. But, in order to maintain carpet’s beauty and luxury, general maintenance and cleaning is required. Here are a few carpet cleaning tips from your neighborhood experts at Jay Carpet One in Horseheads, NY.
The most important activity is vacuuming. Vacuuming eliminates loose soil from the carpet’s surface and prevents the soil from being worked into the carpet. This is important because when soil is worked into the surface, the carpet will show stains. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends vacuuming 2x a week in heavy traffic areas, but in low traffic areas, you can probably vacuum only 1x per week.
If you ever see a spot stain on your carpet, the first thing to do is review the manufacturer’s specific instructions. The manufacturer may have a special procedure or treatment that will remove the stain. Relying on manufacturer instructions also is important so you do not void any warranty. After consulting the manufacturer instructions, take a look at our stain guide.
Vacuuming and cleaning stains is more routine, but there are less routine activities such as dry or wet extraction. Dry or wet extraction, which removes dirt and other materials that have been worked into the carpet, should be completed every 12 to 18 months. We recommend relying on professional carpet cleaning services for deep or wet extraction.