The art of vacuuming / Carpet Cleaning, Springfield MO
Dirt kills! Tracked in soil is the number one destroyer of carpets. You can walk on a clean nylon carpet for a long time and it will continue to look and perform like new. But as soon as that same carpet becomes soiled, it will start to age. When we repair carpet, we cut out a bad spot and replace it with a new piece left behind from the installers. It would look very noticeable if we simply installed it in a high traffic area. You would have a virtually brand new piece in the middle of a traffic area that is worn. What we do to match yeas of wear so that you can’t see the repair is simulate the wear until it matches perfectly. This is done in about 1 minute by rubbing the fiber side of the piece to be installed on cement. This is the same abrasion that your carpet gets when it is dirty.
Carpeting is made to hide dirt and soil but its presence will cause damage. Soil stops the carpet’s natural ability to bounce back, allowing the carpet yarns to become distorted. Fine gritty soil and particles will actually scratch the fibers when walked on, causing the carpet to look dull.
The best way to keep your carpet looking like new is regular maintenance vacuuming. Here are some suggestions for making the most of your vacuuming:
1. Vacuum Regularly. Schedule a weekly overall vacuuming and if possible vacuum more often in high traffic areas.
2. Focus on soiled areas. When you are vacuuming feel free to go over lightly used areas a bit quicker and focus your time and energy on the major traffic areas and any entry from hard surface areas onto the carpet. Carpet manufacturers recommend that you go over these areas slowly 3 to 5 times. Embedded soils take more work to remove than surface dust.
3. Empty Vacuum Bag Frequently, studies have found that a vacuum cleaners efficiency is reduced by 50% as soon as the waste bag becomes ½ – ¾ full.
4. Check your belt and replace every 6-12 months as it stretches it becomes less efficient. Also remove hair, fibers, thread, and debris from the beater bar (the thing with the brushes that spins) to allow the brushes to pick more.
Vacuuming isn’t on my list of things I love to do, but like cleaning the toilet, it’s just got to be done. If you can keep those fibers clean, they will look good and last for a long time. For Professional Carpet Cleaning in Springfield, MO. Call Ultra Carpet Care (417) 459-1971