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Long Realty is pleased to bring you tips for Living in Arizona, courtesy of our local Long Advantage business partners. The articles below covers an array of helpful and insightful tips for the Arizona lifestyle. We hope you find this information useful.

Maintaining Your Carpets

April 28, 2015

Maintaining Your Carpets

It is known that one of the first impressions a person gets of a home is the condition of the floors. If the floors are not in a decent condition or if the color of the flooring isn’t a modern decorating color scheme, people may have a negative impression of the home. Here are some tips for keeping your existing carpet clean and beautiful:

  • Stain Removal: Immediate removal of stains helps avoid its absorption of the carpet. A helpful technique for removing stains is to use a blot motion, rather than rubbing the affected area. This helps to not expand the stain into the fibers of the carpet.
  • Take Your Shoes Off: A cost efficient and easy way to reduce the amount of dirt in your home is to simply remove your shoes before entering your home.
  • Use of Mats: Incorporating mats strategically into your home can be greatly helpful in being a catch-all for dirt and other grime tracked in from the outside. It is helpful to place door mats by all exterior doors and area rugs to protect high traffic areas such as around chairs and couches.
  • Regular Vacuuming: For routine removal of dirt and filth, your carpets should be vacuumed regularly. In addition, the bags of your vacuum should be replaced on a regular basis in order to achieve optimal results.
  • Carpet Steaming: Steaming is extremely helpful for removing deeply rooted dirt as well as killing bacteria. The technique uses a hot water steam to break through the fibers. You should typically allow 3-4 days for drying of the carpet before you walk on it or move furniture back to place.

The flooring throughout the house should be considered when deciding if an update is in order, not just carpets, but kitchen and bathroom flooring as well. For many homes, even a base grade flooring replacement will make a big difference.

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The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.