2 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Carpets

The carpets are one of the most important parts of your house. Having good carpet can make your house look welcoming and cozy. However, having dirty and dingy carpet can give your house the feeling that it is dirty and uncomfortable. Luckily, having good carpet doesn't necessarily depend on how new it is, it simply depends on how good you care for it. Here are a couple tips for caring for your carpet.

1. Don't Allow Bare Feet In The House

Everyone has heard of the rule of no shoes in the house. This is a fantastic rule that every homeowner should implement in their house. However, what many people don't realize is that your bare skin has oil on it. When you get dirt on the carpet with your shoes, it looks dirty but it can be washed off with detergent. However, oil is not so easy. Oil is resistant to water, so in order to clean all of the oil off the carpet you have to use special cleaners.

Over time if you have people walking in your house without shoes on you will damage your carpet so badly that it will be hard to get it looking young and healthy again.

2. Clean Up Spills Correctly

Every home is bound to have spills on the rugs. Even the most vigilant of housekeepers will have accidents. This is why it is important that you know how to care for a spill right away. There are two mistakes that people make when it comes to cleaning up spills. The first is that instead of blotting the stain, they rub it. When you rub a stain it will send the colors further into the fibers. Instead, you should take a clean rag and blot the area. The goal is to have the stain transfer to your wet clean towel. Each time you blot you should use a different part of the towel so as not to transfer the newly picked up stain back to the floor.

Second, you need to make sure that you are using the right temperature of water to clean up spills. For example, milk should never be cleaned with cold water, it needs warm water. Conversely, blood must be done with cold water and never with warm. If you get these mixed up and use the wrong temperature you can set the stain forever. This is why it is important to consult a professional before trying to clean a stain.

By doing these simple things you can keep your carpets looking nice. 

To learn more, contact a company like Enviro-Steem