How Often Should You Vacuum Your New Carpet?
When replacing your carpeting, whether you are simply finishing a home remodel or choosing flooring for a custom home, you will want to protect your investment that you’ve made with your Michigan flooring company. We install carpeting all over Ottawa, Allegan, Muskegon, and Kent Counties and we get all kinds of questions from homeowners who want to make sure they are protected.
Protect Your Investment
Vacuuming your carpet is the most important thing you will do to extend the life and color of your carpet. Ignoring this simple task over time can lead to dirt being ground into the depths of the fibers and you may end up with a discolored mess. Some experts recommend vacuuming your carpets and rugs twice a week, others recommend at least once a week, and you will want to pay special attention to your high traffic areas.
While many Michigan homeowners will simply vacuum back and forth in an attempt to finish quickly, you may be surprised to find out Jason Roberts of Vacuums Guide says that 80% of the effectiveness in vacuuming comes from pulling the vacuum want back towards you, rather than pushing forwards. In addition to this, vacuuming in multiple directions loosens dirt more successfully and helps avoid directional wear patterns. Make sure you check your vacuum’s belts and brush bars for hair or debris that can get wrapped around the bar and hinder how well your vacuum functions.
Pets and Allergies
Vacuuming removes huge amounts of dust and dirt that gets trapped in the loops of your carpet. While the difference may not always be visible to the naked eye, you are taking away pollutants and allergens that cause allergy symptoms. Your friends that deal with asthma or hay fever will thank you for cleaning your carpets. The same goes if you own pets, you can remove some of the suffering of those who visit your home that may be allergic to the family dog.
How often to Vacuum Wood Floors
If you’re vacuuming your carpeted floors several times a week, it could be easy to get in a groove and keep going on all of the hard wood floors as well. However, you’ll need to only vacuum your hard surface floors once a week to pick up all the dust, dirt, and particles that may have been tracked in on shoes and socks. You don’t want to damage your wood floors with a low quality vacuum machine, so make sure you stick to manufacturer directions as you go.
Carpet Bonanza is a flooring installation company dedicated to helping customers upgrade and maintain the floors in their homes. If you have additional questions about our carpet floor care service, give our flooring store a call at (616) 396-2765.