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Carpet Care & Maintenance
Your new carpet is a significant investment, one that, with proper care and maintenance, will be admired and enjoyed for many years to come. With the Carpet and Rug Institute recommending a professional deep cleaning of your carpet every 12-18 months, this practice is an EXTREMELY important part of your long-term maintenance plan. Regular deep-cleaning has been proven to be the most effective method of removing deeply-embedded dirt particles, as well as allergens, dust mites, and bacteria that’s driven deep down into the carpet pile by the constant flow of footsteps.
Four Steps for Proper Carpet Care
Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better for it. Here are four simple steps to keep your carpet clean and looking great:
1. Vacuum high traffic areas daily, and everywhere according to a vacuuming schedule, using an SOA/Green Label-approved vacuum.
2. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil quicker.
3. Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.
4. Stop dirt at the door by using mats outside and in, taking your shoes off when you enter the house and changing your air filters to reduce airborne dust particles.
How Should You Vacuum Your Carpet?
Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet clean. Regular vacuuming can also have the largest impact on the air you breathe.
To get the most out of your vacuuming regime, remember these few easy tips:
A quick once-over doesn’t do much. Slow and steady does the trick.
When vacuuming, don’t ignore those corners and crevices where dust builds.
“Top-down” cleaning saves you the step of vacuuming again after dusting. Dust blinds, windowsills, and furniture surfaces first and then vacuum away any fallen dust.
Remember to replace or empty vacuum bags when they are half to two-thirds full.
As a rule of thumb, you should vacuum at least once a week with a quality vacuum cleaner. However, the more foot traffic over your carpet, the more you need to vacuum. The general formula is:
Vacuum daily in high-traffic or pet areas.
Vacuum twice weekly in medium-traffic areas.
Vacuum weekly in light-traffic areas, using attachments at carpet edges.
Our Carpet Steaming Services
Did you know most warrantees list recommended maintenance practices to ensure the maximum coverage? Specifically, regular deep cleanings conducted by qualified professionals is a standard requirement per most major carpet manufacturers. In fact, there are many unfortunate instances where failure to meet such requirements has resulted in a warranty void – including instances where homeowners attempted to do it themselves, rather than call in the professionals.
United Carpet One Floor & Home in Fresno is proud to offer professional, state-of-the-art carpet cleaning services. Using only the latest innovations in truck-mounted hot water extraction, this process, which is commonly referred to as “carpet steaming,” drives hot water and industry-grade detergent deep, deep into your rug’s fibers. This environmentally-friendly process, which is completely safe for children and pets, leaves your carpets dry within hours, and free of stains and residue. Our highly-trained, dedicated cleaning team has collective decades of industry experience and takes enormous pride in each pristine end result.