How to Care for and Maintain Carpet

People in Jacksonville, Florida often ask us the best ways to maintain their carpets. Our professionally trained and dedicated installers enable us to offer a lifetime installation guarantee on all of our flooring. We want to do everything we can to help you keep your carpets looking as good as new. Here are a few tips for caring for and maintaining your carpet.

The easiest and most effective way to maintain the beauty and freshness of your carpet is to vacuum regularly. Use a rotating brush, a beater bar or suction-only vacuum cleaner. However, if your carpet is shag, it is best to use a suction-only vacuum without a beater bar. Carpets that appear light in color and maintain high-volume traffic should receive professional carpet cleaning approximately once a year.

So what if you come across a hefty stain? A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is the best way to remove it. Once you discover a stain, treat it immediately to ease the removal of the spot. Continually add water to the stain while you suction the spot with your wet/dry vacuum. If you must use a spot removal solvent, the Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Spot Remover or low residue carpet spot remover will provide the best results. It is important to apply the spot remover to the area immediately. If the stain remains after cleaning, moisten the spot with a dab of 3% hydrogen peroxide and let sit for one hour. No rinsing is necessary, but you can repeat this process until the stain is gone.

Now that you’ve removed the stain, you may like to rearrange your furniture. As you’ve noticed, your furniture may have dented your carpet due to its weight. A fun trick to remove the dent is to stroke the carpet with the edge of a coin. A hairdryer works just as well, and you can heat the spot while tugging upwards on the tufts.