Prolong the life of your communal carpet

Posted on May 23, 2022 in Cleaning

Prolong the Life of Your Communal Carpet

Communal Carpets can last a long time, almost as long as 10 years if they are taken good care of. But this is easier said than done. Life can be full of surprises and little mishaps such as spills and stains on your carpet. And of course the hustle of everyday to make matters go out of control. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a small amount of maintenance and organization, you can prolong the life of your communal carpet.

In this blog, we will tell you the most effective preventive measures, precautions as well as changes that you can make that will save you money and time in the long run!

Prolong the life of your communal carpet top tips

Vacuum regularly

It may seem obvious and it can’t be stated enough, as it is essential to remove the daily dust and dirt your carpet accumulates. Although, here are some tricks that you need to know to do it the right way, that often get neglected:

Make sure you dust your communal area thoroughly before you vacuum, or you could get dust on your clean carpet again.

Take your time when it comes to vacuuming. It’s not a race and shouldn’t be done in haste. This is because vacuuming at a slower pace allows it to pick up all the dirt embedded below the surface of your carpet.

If you think a vacuum cleaner is enough for carpet maintenance, think again! It is only capable of removing 75% of the dirt from the carpet that too only on the surface. The unreachable dirt can only be removed by professional cleaning services like steam cleaning or dry cleaning to remove them.

Clean stains instantly! Don’t wait!

When it comes to stains, time is of the essence. Quick action when a spill occurs is the best way to maintain your carpet in good condition. The key is to dab or blot gently and not to scrub.

Excessive and aggressive rubbing can cause the stain to push it deeper into the carpet fibres, making it much more difficult to remove.

Remember, each type of stain requires a different method and also depends on your carpet type.

Use stain resistant products

Protectants help by preventing dirt and liquid from absorbing deeper into the carpet. They can also prevent fading that happens from prolonged exposure to sunlight.

If saving money on carpet maintenance is your goal, trust us, stain resistant products are one of the first and biggest lines of defence.

Use mats in high traffic areas

Communal reception areas see a lot of foot traffic. Installing entrance doormats can help in preventing accumulation of debris. However ensure that overtime you also clean these mats.

Select the best protection mats such as ones that have walk-off properties and are water-proof to maintain and prolong the life of your carpet.

Avoid eating in a carpeted area

Avoiding eating or drinking in carpeted communal areas will help prolong the life of your carpet as it only takes one spill to leave a nasty greasy stain on your beautiful carpet, that if not careful can remain there forever!

Leave it to the professionals

Last but not least, getting your carpet deep cleaned by a professional at least once every 6 months is a must-do carpet maintenance tip!

DIY methods, household cleaning equipment and products do not have what it takes to get deeper into the carpet fibres. Hiring a professional will not only prolong the life of your carpet but also have it looking spotless and new again!

For information on our carpet cleaning services please visits Protech Carpet Cleaning or call one of our friendly team on 0845 604 1288.