8 Tips To Extend Your Carpet Lifespan

By on February 11, 2021 in Home Design with 0 Comments

In most houses, you will usually find some carpet.  With the average life of carpet being about three to five years, and depending on how many rooms, carpets can be a big investment.  You want to make sure they last as long as possible. Follow these 8 tips to extend your carpet lifespan.

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8 ways to extend your carpet lifespan

Vacuum regularly

Vacuum, vacuum, and then vacuum some more. It’s the easiest and cheapest thing you can do to increase your carpet lifespan.  That’s because vacuuming often removes the fine grit that falls deep into the carpet and causes wear. The more you vacuum the longer your carpets will last.

Buy A Good Vacuum

Right after point one, is having the right tools of the trade.   All vacuums are not created equal and you need one that has enough suction to pull the grit that lays low in the carpet, not just the surface debris. It’s the grit deep in the carpet that rubs and wears the fabric causing your carpets to look old and wear out faster.

By spending a little more on that vacuum, you will save thousands in replacing your carpets.  There are so many different vacuum cleaners out there, we use and recommend the Dyson Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Ball Multi Floor 2, Yellow.

Replace the carpet padding

When you replace the carpet, make sure you replace the padding.  If you don’t you’ll void the warranty on your new carpet and you will shorten the life of your carpet. There are specific types of padding designed for specific types of carpet.

The compositions can be quite different. Replacing the padding with new padding will eliminate or reduce stretch, footprints, and dips and sags. It will keep your carpet looking fresh much longer and extend the life of your carpets.

Carpet cleaning regularly

Next to vacuuming, carpet cleaning is the next most important maintenance you can do. You should carpet clean your rugs at least once a year and if it’s a high traffic area more often. Carpet cleaning removes the grime and debris that wears away at the fiber it also removes oily residue and stains.

It will make your carpet look newer and help increase the lifespan of your carpet.  When carpet cleaning makes sure you do not use a cleaner that leaves a residue as this will attract dirt and compound your problems.

Walk with shoes off

Have people remove their shoes when entering the room. Even though the soles may be clean, they carry fine particles and oily substances from outside which can damage the carpet and age it.

No bare feet

Now I bet you didn’t realize that bare feet can be as damaging to your carpets as shoes are. That’s because the soles of your feet will have an oil film [no you can’t feel or see it] that will be picked up by your carpets leaving a residue behind that attracts dirt which then abrades your carpet.

Mats and runners

For high traffic areas such as halls or entrances, a mat or runner is an excellent way to save abuse to the carpet and it can add an additional touch to your decor. Use the mats and runners to absorb initial dirt and grime upon entering the house and keep it isolated. The mats can easily be replaced or cleaned. This will add years to the carpet in these areas.

Remove stains quickly

Remove stains immediately after they occur. Follow the manufacturer’s directions or use a carpet cleaner solution. Stains once set can be difficult to remove and nothing will age your rug faster than a bunch of stains. Most stains, yes even the difficult ones, can be lifted if the proper procedures are followed.

These eight tips will help extend your carpet lifespan.  As well as keep them looking fresh and newer for longer.

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