Protecting Carpets, Area Rugs, and Upholstery From Damage

Protecting carpet from damageLets face it, in St. Louis the weather can get extreme from time to time. Tracking in mud after a rain or snow and salt in the winter can play a big role on how your carpet, area rugs and even your upholstery look over time. This is why its important to stay on top of a regular cleaning routine for these items. Precise Carpet Cleaning can help with that. Protecting carpets, area rugs, and upholstery from damage is an ongoing task.

Vacuuming Often Will Help Extend the Life of Carpet, Rugs, and Upholstery

Vacuuming a few times a week or more if needed and having these items cleaned on a regular basis before they start to look too bad is very helpful in keeping your carpet, rugs, and upholstery in great condition. A quality vacuum is important. We recommend using commercial vacuums if you can. They are designed much better and normally end up being cheaper in the long run. Use quality micro filter bags and a hepa filtered vacuum if you can. This allows you to capture all the small dust particles instead of sending them back into the air when you vacuum. If you can’t vacuum your upholstery, try using a microfiber towel to wipe it down each week. This will help to remove fine dust out of the fabric.

Professional Cleaning is Needed Every 6 to 24 Months

If you wait until your carpet, rug, or upholstery looks bad to have them cleaned there is a chance there will be damage to the fibers that is visible after being cleaning. Most carpet warranties require professional cleaning to be performed by an IICRC certified technician every 18 months. Some also require the company is IICRC certified and that the company is an Approved Service Provider for the Carpet and Rug Institute. Precise Carpet Cleaning does meet all these criteria so if you have a warranted carpet we can help maintain it for you. If you wait too long to have your carpet and rugs cleaned you may end up with dark areas in the traffic patterns that can not be removed. This is due to the way carpet reflects light. If the carpet is dirty for a long period of time the dirt in the carpet will scratch the fibers so they do not look the same. This will cause dark areas in the traffic patterns that can’t be removed.

Scotchgard Protector Helps!

Another way you can help to improve the look and life of your carpet, area rugs, and upholstery is to use scotchgard. Apply scotchgard to new items and each time you have them cleaned. This will help keep them cleaner and will help to limit the wear that the carpet or rug would normally get. It also cleans up much better when its is time to clean again since a good portion of the soil will be on the outside of the carpet or rug fiber instead the inside where the soil have cause more damage.

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