Friday, June 5, 2015
Carpets keep the house cozy. They add texture to any room. They can be used as accent pieces too.
Keep your carpets in good condition. Learn how to clean and maintain them the right way.
• Don't use footwear when you're on the carpet. This should be easy enough to understand and abide by. Shoes, sandals, and slippers can track dirt, grit, and other unwanted deposits onto the carpet. And these deposits can stain or get stuck in the fibers -- they can be hard to remove. If you want to keep footwear on, use carpet or indoor slippers instead.
• Don't scrub your carpets. When you're trying to clean up a spill on the material, dab or blot out the area with a clean damp cloth. Scrubbing is abrasive to carpet fibers -- it will only damage or loosen the fibers from the weave. Additionally, use only all-natural substances to clean your carpet with. Industrial or commercial solvents and cleansers may damage the material or its color. Use, instead, a mixture of baking soda and water, or white vinegar and water, to clean your carpet safely.
• Don't drag furniture across the carpet. Carry them instead. Dragging will only cause ripples or abrasions in the material.
• Don't leave it exposed to harsh sunlight. Sunlight damages carpet material, such as its coloring. Over time, the dyes used on the carpet will fade if left exposed to the sun. Use curtains or blinds over your windows to keep your carpet from direct sunlight.