Keeping your carpet vibrant and new is a full-time job. It takes time and dedication to keep your carpet looking its best throughout the years.
Most carpets usually last between 8-10 years depending on how well they are maintained. A carpet that receives regular cleanings and repairs is going to be more cost effective long term versus replacing your carpet every 3-5 years.
Replacing your carpet can get very expensive, very quickly. The average price per square foot of carpet can range anywhere from $2 per square foot to well over $100 per square foot!
Not only do you have to buy the carpet, you also have to buy the carpet padding that goes under the carpet too. Carpet padding prices can range from $2 per square yard to $9 per square yard.
When you factor in the cost of labor, supplies, and other miscellaneous fees, on top of everything else, your new carpet can put a financial burden on you that you don’t need. This is why we prefer “repair it & clean it” over replacing your carpet!
So how can you keep your carpet looking great as long as possible? There are few things that you can do to extend the life of your carpet, and maximize your long term savings! Here are a few tips you can use.
Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
Vacuuming on a regular basis is highly recommended. Vacuuming your carpet ensures that abrasive substances like sand and dirt don’t stay in your carpet. These substances act like sandpaper when they are walked on. Each step causes the carpet fibers to break down and fall apart over time.
The art to vacuuming is to go slowly. It is better to be the tortoise than the hare during vacuuming. Slowly vacuuming allows for more contaminants to be removed from your carpet.
Did you know that 80% of a vacuum’s effectiveness comes when it is pulled back instead of pushed forward?
As a general rule, vacuuming once a week with a good vacuuming cleaner should do the trick. The more traffic you have the more you should vacuum.
If you need a new vacuum cleaner, check out some of these reviews!
- Good Housekeeping: vacuum cleaner reviews
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Taking Off Shoes At The Door
This is another great way to extend the life of your carpet. The more dirt and grime that you can keep out of your house, the better it is for your carpet.
Shoes can track all kinds of unwanted bacteria into your home. The most common type of bacteria found on the bottom of your shoes is fecal matter from public bathrooms or animal feces.
If you have small children under the age of 2, this is especially worrisome because they put their hands in their mouth on average of 80 times per hour!
Taking your shoes off will keep your carpet looking brand new and your little ones safe!
Professional Carpet Cleaning
A professional carpet cleaning should be part of your overall strategy to extend the life of your carpet.
While taking the proper preventative steps such as vacuuming and removing your shoes to keep contaminants at bay, it doesn’t eliminate them from your carpet.
A professional carpet cleaning will guarantee the contaminants a vacuum cleaner doesn’t get will be removed.
Not only will a professional carpet cleaning remove the deep-seated contaminants in your carpet fibers, it will also kill all of the bacteria on your carpet.
Our hot water steam extraction cleaner uses 240-degree water to clean your carpet and eliminate bacteria to deliver a one two-punch of ultimate cleanliness!
We recommend a professional carpet cleaning at least once a year for the typical home.
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning: We Are Here To Serve You!
Phoenix Carpet Repair & Cleaning can keep your carpet looking great for years to come! Give us a call today at 602-688-4186 for a free estimate!
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