Carpet care & maintenance

Carpeting is likely one of the most popular flooring options for both residential and commercial locations. At Universal Carpet, we even have the material in our name, and we have many different styles and colors for you to pick from. While carpet isn't going to last anywhere near as long as hardwood flooring with proper care, it can still last and look great for many more years to come when you take care of it and maintain it the right way.

Tips for cleaning carpet

You need to vacuum your carpet at least two times a week. This is especially important in high-traffic areas, such as right in front of the entryway, in hallways, and on staircases. This can help to prevent dirt, dust, and grime from getting trapped in the carpet's fibers and causing stains. Also, if you have family members or employees with allergies at your location, vacuuming can help to reduce the number of allergens in the air since they sometimes creep up from the floor, as is the case with pet hair and dander. Vacuums used on carpeted areas should have a beater bar or a rotating brush with enough airflow to penetrate all the way through the carpet's surface.

If you have thick loop pile carpet or wool varieties, then you may need to use a brush to get some of the dust and grime up from the bottom of the surface. Then, the dirt that is upon the top of the surface can easily be vacuumed and properly cleaned.

Stains from food, beverages, perfume, make-up, etc. will need care and attention immediately when you notice them. There are special spot removers available for purchase that can be used on the stains to help make them easier to remove. The longer you leave them sit, the more likely it becomes that the spot will be permanent.

You should have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. This helps to get rid of stubborn stains, hard-to-reach dirt and grime deep within the carpet's fibers, and it can also help to make your floor feel even softer and fluffier. Professionals will typically make use of a technique known as hot water extraction to give the carpet a deep cleaning.

To learn more about caring for your home or commercial location's carpet, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.