Because carpets are made of soft fibers, they are easier to damage than hard flooring. Repeated traffic can matte down fibers and, over time, dirt can become so built up that it simply cannot be removed from your carpet. Beyond this, pet nails and heavy furniture can also scratch or tear up your carpets. In order to make sure that these things aren’t happening, there are several, different things that we can help you do that will protect your entire carpet system. Let us make your carpet last for years.
Scotch guarding is a great way to make sure that the fibers in your carpet are upheld to the best of their ability. If your carpet is a few years old and showering signs of aging, scotch guarding is one of the best things that you can do. Scotch guarding will put down a protective layer on your carpet, which will maintain fiber integrity and help to resist things like spills and staining. This should always be done professionally because, if you do it yourself and miss one spot, it will break the shield and not work as it is supposed to.
Carpet powder is another great way to keep your carpet looking, feeling and smelling like new. If you are a pet owner, this can be especially necessary for you. Using carpet powder is something that can be done by you, at home, but it is also a regularly part of our carpet maintenance packages. In this process, we will sprinkle carpet powder on your carpet; letting it sit and sink in for a few minutes. We will then do two passes of vacuuming. The first is to pull up the powder and the second pass is to pull up the debris and stains that the powder has helped to fight.
If you have an area in your home, where furniture is constantly being moved around, consider having us install a carpet runner for you. These are most commonly used in spaces where chairs are used. Because chairs are constantly being pulled out and pushed in, and different weights are being applied to these pieces, they can dig in to carpet and destroy them. A carpet runner is a thin piece of hard plastic that will give a firm surface for these chairs to be moved upon. These runners protect carpet fibers; keeping them functioning like new.
Pet Nail Trimming
While pet nail trimming is not a service that we provide, it is something that you should absolutely have done to protect your carpet. Long nails can get caught in carpet fibers; pulling them up and destroying the integrity of your carpet. Pets are also notorious for trying to dig and scratch and, if their nails aren’t trimmed, they can dig in to your carpeting and rip holes in it. For this reason, pet nail trimming is one of the best things that you can do to help your carpet’s life be maintained.