Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog highly recommends you choose carpet for the flooring in your home or business. There are many benefits to carpet that tile, hardwood and other surfaces can’t provide.
That being said, there are several issues associated with carpet that you will have to address if you have it in your home, some of them are very common and others are more rare and require the assistance of professional carpet cleaners or installers.
In our previous post, we outlined 5 of the most common carpet cleaning issues and we will finish up the Top 10 with 5 more issues you could confront with carpet in your home:
Wrinkles and Buckles
If you notice a lot of wrinkles, buckles or rippling in your carpet, there is a very good chance that the carpet was not originally installed correctly. In order for a carpet to be free of wrinkles it needs to be properly stretched during installation.
Do not attempt to reinstall or stretch the carpet yourself. Consult the retailer you purchased the carpet from or call a professional installer to come out to your home or business and repair the wrinkles.
Another cause for wrinkles could be carpet installed in areas of high humidity and excessive temperatures.
Odors can emanate from carpet for a variety of reasons, most likely due to the carpets not being properly cleaned and maintained. Odors can result from food and liquid stains, pet stains or just general traffic and daily use.
To prevent and eliminate odors in your carpet, be sure to vacuum your carpet regularly. You will also want to address any stains immediately and be sure that any pets in your home are properly potty trained. Pet urine is one of the most harmful stains for carpet and it’s best if it is avoided entirely.
It’s also important that rooms with carpet be properly ventilated and that you have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once every 12-18 months to remove any dirt and contaminants embedded deep into the carpet fibers.
Sprouting occurs when a tuft or curl of carpet “sprouts” up above the others to the surface. Sprouting is typically associated with newer carpets and can be fixed by simply cutting out the tuft with a scissors. Be sure not to pull on the tuft or you could risk more sprouting and further damage to the carpet surrounding the area.
Wear and Tear
General wear and tear is unavoidable and obviously worsens over the lifetime of the carpet. To help slow down the wear and tear on your carpet you might consider requesting family and guests to remove their shoes before entering your home. You will also want to place door mats at the entry ways of your home to prevent as much dirt and debris from entering your home as possible.
Another option for limiting wear and tear is to rearrange your furniture regularly to create new traffic paths in your home.
Dust mites, mold and other allergens can live in your carpet if it is not properly maintained and cleaned. This is especially important for homes with elderly residents or children or allergy sufferers. To ensure allergens don’t live in the carpet for long, once again, you will want to be sure to vacuum regularly and call a professional Waukesha carpet cleaner.
Nature’s Way Chem-Dry in Burlington offers green-certified, drier methods of carpet cleaning proven to provide exceptional results that are drier, cleaner and healthier than steam cleaners and rental carpet cleaning machines.
To schedule an appointment with Nature’s Way Chem-Dry, call (262) 995-3249 today or visit www.natureswaychem-dry.com. Nature’s Way Chem-Dry technicians service Kenosha, Racine, Green Lake, Burlington and surrounding WI counties and neighborhoods.
I followed both your articles and cleaning carpets, and I got to say I’m impressed! Especially the advice about rearranging the furniture from time to time. I never though about it! I’m used to things staying in their places. I guess if I was younger, I’d apply it every once in a while.