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Preventing Carpet Stains

When taken care of, carpet in your Laconia home should last around 10 years. Adding new carpet is a big investment, so you want to be sure to do everything you can to protect the life of your carpet and extend it as much as possible. Because of the daily wear and tear our carpet is exposed to, stains are bound to happen. Stains can prove difficult to remove, and leave unsightly spots on your carpet. While some stains are unavoidable, we at All Brite would like to suggest some ways that you can help prevent stains from occurring in the first place.

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1. Protect your carpet with a stain resistant treatment

Professional carpet cleaners can apply a stain resistant treatment to protect your carpet. This treatment will add a type of seal over the surface of your carpet, making it more resistant to stains and spills. Many new carpets come with this service already applied, but you can also have a professional come apply one on your existing carpet. While this treatment will not prevent all stains, it will certainly help make your carpet more resistant to stains and make stains easier to remove.

2. Clean your carpets regularly

Vacuuming your carpets regularly (recommended twice a week) will help remove surface dirt that can get trapped in stains and make them worse. However, vacuuming alone is not enough. Since vacuuming only removes surface dirt and debris, your carpet needs a deeper cleaning in order to remove dirt and debris that get trapped deep inside carpet fibers. Having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year will help to safely and adequately remove dirt and debris that is embedded deep in your carpet. Without the removal of deeper embedded carpet contaminants, the build up of dirt and debris will worsen stains.

3. Take off your shoes

Shoes carry a ton of dirt, grime, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants from outside into your home. When shoes are worn on your carpet, they transfer all of that muck into the very fibers of your carpet. That, along with the added pressure from walking, pushes those contaminants down into the carpet, which will weaken individual carpet fibers over time. Removing shoes before walking on the carpet will help eliminate stains by ensuring that you do not drag in mud, dirt, and all other outside contaminants onto your carpet.  

4. Use rugs or plastic mats as protection

One of the best ways to prevent stains from ruining your carpet is to cover your carpet. Rugs do not just add interior design and decoration to a room, but also protect your carpet. It is a great idea to put plastic mats or rugs under furniture and in high traffic areas of your home, especially in areas where food is allowed. Regularly clean mats and rugs to ensure that no spills, dirt, or stains, will transfer through to your carpet.

5. Treat spills as soon as they happen

Accidents happen, and even with all precautions in place, spills and stains can still affect your carpet. The faster you clean up stains and get them treated, the less damage they will do. Do not rub anything onto a spill. Rubbing will cause a stain to push further into the fibers and make it more difficult to remove. Instead, dap up the moisture. If a stain proves difficult to remove, call a carpet cleaning professional to get it cleared away.

If you are looking for a professional carpet cleaning company that will leave your carpets clean and healthy, look no further. All Brite Cleaning and Restoration is dedicated to delivering the highest quality carpet cleaning services in Laconia. 

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