Carpet Care & Maintenance
It’s a fact, you need frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpet looking beautiful and feeling plush. At West Michigan Carpet Center, we understand you don’t have a lot of time to invest in upkeep. But following some simple and easy care and maintenance rules will ensure the longevity of your carpet.
Preventative Carpet Maintenance:
The first step is to establish a preventative maintenance routine that’s easy for the entire family to follow.
- Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet so you don’t track dirt inside the house.
- Use a good quality carpet pad for additional support.
- Daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer’s approved appliance is sometimes all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling remarkable!
- For vacuum cleaning tips for our Shaw Floors carpets, visit this website. (https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/vacuuming-carpet)
Professional Carpet Cleaning
A couple of times a year, you’ll want to give your carpets a more thorough cleaning, especially in rooms that are high traffic areas. Contact either a professional cleaning service or give your carpets a shampoo at home if recommended by your carpet manufacturers guidelines. Make sure you’re always following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer when it comes to carpet cleaning for maximum effectiveness and a satisfactory end result.
Having a hard time fitting in a deeper clean for your carpet into your cleaning schedule? Add it in twice a year: to your spring-cleaning which will help remove any wintery residue, or at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for each new season.
Carpet Stain Removal
We know you run a really busy home, whether you’re frequently entertaining guests or just rallying your own little troops. Messes can ultimately fall onto your carpet daily or over a period of time. Fortunately, many of our carpets are sold with stain resistant technology built into the fibers.
Stop before you sop!
For common household stains like spilled juice, pet accidents or messy art supplies, your first reaction is to jump right in and clean up the mess. But before you tackle cleaning any spills, stains or soils on your new carpet, determine first if it’s an oil-based stain or water based stain. Once you’ve established the type of stain, consult our common stain removal guides. While some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth and others will require comprehensive stain removal directions, it’s best to consult with our common stain removal guide. ( https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/order-r2x-carpet-stain-soli-remover )
For additional information about carpet care and maintenance, bookmark this list of easy to follow tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your carpets looking plush and as good as new:
Preventative Maintenance: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/preventative-maintenance
Carpet Cleaning Tips: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/carpet-cleaning
Common Household Stains: click here
About Shaw R2X Technology: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance/order-r2x-carpet-stain-soli-remover