Carpet Cleaning Company Care Tips For the Life of Your Carpets

February 07, 2024

Chem-Dry carpet cleaning company pro moves equipment into homeWhile regular visits from a carpet cleaning company are necessary to ensure your carpet has a long lifespan, additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way. A proper care and maintenance routine will extend the life of your carpet and preserve its appearance and plush texture. 

Improving Your Carpet Maintenance Routine

At Chem-Dry, we know exactly how to go about deep cleaning carpets using our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process. However, our knowledge extends beyond deep cleaning with the use of an innovative system. We are also well-versed on the steps homeowners should take in between professional carpet cleaning visits to help extend the freshness of their carpets. 

Here are our suggestions for keeping your carpet clean and beautiful for as long as possible:

  • Vacuum your carpets three times a week using a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter.
  • Remove stains and spills as promptly as possible. This is best achieved with Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover. Remove as much excess liquid as you can, and then apply and blot the area with a clean white cloth. Never rub the spot, as this might grind the stain further into the fibers.
  • Have your carpets cleaned and protected at least twice a year by Chem-Dry, or more often if you have children or pets.

Dealing with Traffic Lane Gray

Like all textiles, carpets will eventually show signs of wear. The wear creates an illusion of soiling, which often causes frustration for homeowners. Even though a carpet has been cleaned, this does not mean that high-traffic areas will look like new. High-traffic areas are the places where people are constantly walking or where the carpet is exposed to other forms of pressure. This situation creates what is called “traffic lane gray.”

While traffic lane gray is an inevitable part of any carpet’s life, the process causing it can be slowed down. One way to prevent this is to rearrange the furniture in your home. By doing so, you will switch the flow of foot traffic, blocking old routes and creating new ones. This will also help distribute the effects of traffic lane gray more evenly. You can also add area rugs to places where constant foot traffic is unavoidable.

Going Beyond the Surface with Our Carpet Cleaning Company

A common misconception among homeowners is that carpets simply need routine vacuuming to be cleaned. While vacuuming may make your carpets appear revitalized on the surface, you must also consider the dust and dirt particles that are more deeply embedded near the carpet’s backing. A deep cleaning visit from our carpet cleaning company can not only make a noticeable difference in how your carpets look, feel, and smell, but can also preserve and protect them in the long run.

Choosing a carpet cleaning company that uses a safe and effective process should be a top priority. After all, your aim is to remove chemical residue, not introduce more. Unfortunately, many carpet cleaners use gallons of water, in addition to sudsy soaps which leave behind a sticky residue that acts as a dirt magnet. 

Chem-Dry professionals instead use a core cleaning solution called The Natural® that uses the power of Mother Nature to clean your carpets. It is gentle on delicate carpets while being tough on dirt and stubborn stains. Furthermore, the approach of our carpet cleaning company relies on significantly less water than more common cleaning methods, meaning your carpets will dry in a fraction of the time.

Enlist the help of our carpet cleaning company to make sure you are taking all the right steps to clean and maintain your carpets. Call us at (800) CHEM-DRY today to get started!