Vacuum cleaning is vital in maintaining your carpets appearance and preventing severe deterioration. In areas of high use this should be done daily to remove dry soil, dust and grit which can damage carpet fibers and to restore your flattened pile to an upright position. An upright carpet cleaner with strong suction and rotating brushes is the most effective at this, provided that the dust container is emptied frequently. Much of the efficiency is lost as these fill up.
Remove your shoes at the door to minimize the amount of pesticides, car-exhaust particulate, and germs you bring into your living space. Invest in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter; the average carpet has nearly 70 grams of dust per square meter, and the HEPA filter will help ensure that the dust doesn’t blow around in the air.
One of the easiest ways to keep your carpets in top condition is to replace your entrance door mat on a regular basis, use a good strong one and take it outside regularly and knock the dust from it.
Furniture is made to endure regular use, however, it still requires adequate care to maintain its beauty and luster for many years. With proper care, your upholstered bedroom, living room, or dining room furniture can provide you with many years of splendid use.
Keep printed materials, such as newspapers, from making direct contact with your upholstered furniture. They contain inks that can accumulate over time and will stain your furniture. Try not to cover your upholstery with dark colored blankets or sheets, as they contain dyes that can rub off over time and leave stains. Keep dyes, paints, nail polishes or inks away from the furniture. They can alter the color of the fabrics on your furniture. To avoid fading, keep upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight.
Vacuum upholstered furniture as often as possible, even if your home furniture has seen little use, the abrasive action of dirt and dust particles can wear the fibers of your upholstery fabric. For high-use furniture, it’s a good idea to frequently beat the cushions and then vacuum and rotate them.