5 Ways to Prevent Carpet Stains

Getting a new carpet is a huge and expensive investment. You’d want to protect it as much as possible to make sure that it lasts for many years and that you get your money’s worth. 

However, with the combination of children, pets, accidents, and foot traffic, keeping carpets and area rugs clean can become a massive challenge. 

It’s normal for textiles to have wear and tear as years go by, but it’s how you take care of them that determines how long it’s going to be around.  

There are several ways to clean carpets and rugs, but why wait for stains and dirt to happen when you can stop in the first place?

Here are 5 simple, easy ways to protect textiles from spillage and increase their lifespan!

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Another way to prevent future stains is to vacuum your carpet before it’s visibly dirty.

An obvious sign that your carpet or bespoke rug needs cleaning is when its colour starts to dull, commonly caused by the accumulation of dust and dirt. 

Yes, carpet cleaning is exhausting, especially doing it on a regular basis, but waiting until it gets really dirty will leave dark spots which are difficult to remove later on. In this case, you might end up needing the help of professional carpet cleaners.

It’s important to make carpet cleaning a regular thing as textiles are susceptible to dust and allergens that are undetectable to the eye.

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Despite your best efforts to prevent stains, accidents do happen. There’s nothing that you can really do about them.

In case of a spill, the best way is to act fast and clean it as soon as possible. The faster you act, the less damage it leaves on your carpet.

The proper way of cleaning is to blot away the spillages and avoid rubbing them. Scrubbing may damage the carpet and result in an uneven carpet texture.

Whether it’s food, wine or coffee, leaving spills can create tough-to-remove stains which will ruin the look of your carpet. Don’t delay this because spills spread and dry quicker than you think!

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While regular vacuuming is helpful, it can only remove the surface-level dirt on your carpet.

Hiring professional carpet cleaners will help pull out all the hidden and disgusting stuff residing within the fibres of your carpet, such as allergens, pollens, dust mites, and pet dander.

Although deep cleaning of carpets can get expensive, it helps to extend their lifespan and make them seem brand new. 

Even if your carpets don’t look visibly dirty, it’s recommended to have them cleaned by professional cleaners at least once a year.

4. Change or clean air filters regularly

The function of air filters is to gather dirt, dust, pollen, and other debris from your home. 

If air filters aren’t changed or cleaned, they will not be able to function efficiently, allowing dirt and dust to float around inside your home and get stuck in your carpet. 

Accumulation of dirt in carpets often leads to wear and tears, so get a new set of air filters or wash your current ones as often as possible. The rule is to wash them or get a new one every three months. 

If you live with pets, though, you might need to wash or replace them every two months.

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We all know how dirty our shoes and outside slippers can get.

Make sure that everyone who comes into your home, whether part of the household or a visitor, removes their shoes before entering your home. Turn it into a household rule if you have to!

It not only protects your carpet from stains and dirt that are carried by your shoes but keeps your home clean as well.

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Keeping carpets and rugs spotless

Carpets are a huge additional in beautifying our homes, so we’d want to keep them clean and looking fresh for as long as possible.

It’s a good thing that there are simple ways that any homeowner can do to protect their carpets from stains, from using carpet protectants to observing a “no-shoes policy” inside the home. 

If you’re interested in adding a custom rug to your living, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We can design one for you and give you tips on how to decorate your room as well!