Follow these simple tips to keep your carpet’s color and texture looking fresh.
Vacuum your carpet regularly to prevent soil from embedding itself in the pile. Depending on the type of carpet you have, you’ll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush, a beater bar, or suction only. Keeping traffic and other use factors in mind, consider professional cleaning every 12 to18 months. Use scissors to clip sprouts and snags. Don’t pull on them—you might damage the carpet. If your carpet is burned, simply remove the tops of the dark, burnt fibers with curved fingernail scissors. If the burn is extensive, you may need to patch or replace it. Remove heavy furniture dents by stroking the dented area with the edge of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron, but be very careful not to touch the carpet with the iron. For extensive water damage, consult professional cleaners to dry your carpet from the front and back.