One of the first things that is noticed when you walk into a new home is how clean everything looks.  Everything from the light fixtures, on down to the carpet you are walking on.  Over time, however, those light fixtures begin to gather dust, and things start to look dirty.  Most people would not let unsightly dust accumulate on their fixtures, but they seem to be ok with dirt and dust accumulating in their carpet.  Instead of properly maintaining their carpets by vacuuming properly, too many people let their flooring go un-cared for until it gets so dirty they have to call for a professional cleaning.  This does not need to happen.

Keeping Carpets Clean

Just like any other product, the dirtier carpet becomes the faster it will wear out.  And any time you walk on your carpet, dirt is being transferred from your shoes, socks, or bare feet into the carpet fibers.  The more traffic your carpet sees allows the dirt to get ground down even deeper.  Instead of letting the dirt find its way into the pad, keep your carpet clean with regular vacuuming.

Over at Shaw Industries Group, one of the world’s largest flooring companies, they know what it takes to prolong the life of your carpet.  Contrary to many people’s beliefs, vacuuming does not damage the carpet; instead it makes it last longer.  They recommend that between professional cleanings, vacuum twice per week in areas that get light traffic, and as much as once daily in areas that get heavy traffic.  But that’s not all you can do.

Which Vacuum to Buy

The best way to make sure your carpet lasts a long time is to buy a high quality vacuum cleaner.  Sure you can pick something up for $50 or $100, but your carpet is an investment worth thousands of dollars.  Buying a higher quality vacuum could as much as double the life of your carpet.  That means spending $500 could save you $5,000 down the road.

But just getting a high quality piece of equipment is not enough.  There are many different types of carpet out there, from high impact, low pile carpets, to soft and cushiony shag carpets.   A denser carpet will do better with a vacuum with a rotating brush that agitates the pile to loosen the dirt.  Whereas a softer carpet may become damaged by this vacuum, and a suction only machine should be used.

By keeping your carpets maintained through properly vacuuming them, you can be assured that they will last for years to come.  However, it is still important that you get EcoClean to come in and professionally clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months.  In fact, some carpet manufacturers will require a professional cleaning in order to keep the warranty in good standing.

EcoClean Can Help

Any vacuum you buy for residential use will leave behind some dirt.  They simply are not large and powerful enough to extract every little bit of dirt.  Aside from that, vacuums cannot take out stains, oils, and other items that are literally stuck to the carpet fibers.  This is why you need to have a professional cleaning done by Billings’ own EcoClean.  Hiring them once per year will help keep your carpet looking and feeling new for years to come.

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