Just getting your carpets and rugs cleaned on a bi-yearly basis is not enough, you’ve got to have constant vigilance and practice preventive measures to ensure the longevity and durability of your prized possessions. You’ve taken so much time and effort into picking out each of the pieces that adorn your home, so it is only fitting that you put in the work when it comes to maintaining them. Here are some measures you can take, because as the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure.
- It would be a good idea to place a mat before you or guests enter the carpeted area, to ensure they don’t drag in any dirt with their shoes and your rugs stay plush and clean. But don’t forget to clean the mats on a fortnightly basis to ensure they don’t become the source of dirt.
- Ensure all your carpets and rugs are protected when you think of rearranging your furniture. Make sure you place your furniture on plywood or plastic before you move it to a new location.
- It’s also suggested that you move your heavy furniture around every once in a while. Not only does this give your room a new look but also ensures the piles of your rugs are well protected and not harmed in the long run.
- Direct sunlight for prolonged periods is a rug’s enemy. Make sure you have your blinds or curtains drawn on those days that are particularly sunny.
These are our essential suggestions for you to ensure a long life for your beloved carpets and to make sure you protect them from substances that will mar their quality and life.