Carpet Fading

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How to Prevent Carpet Fading

Investing in new carpet for your home is a big decision; knowing how to take care of carpet and keep it looking great for years to come will help you make that decision. A few simple cleaning tips will help prevent your carpet from fading and make it last.

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What Causes Carpet Fading?

The most common reason for carpet fading is direct sunlight hitting the carpet daily. Take preventative measures by closing blinds or curtains when there is no one home during the day to help. Opening the curtains when you come back home will expose the carpet to less sunlight during the day. This small change can make your carpet last longer. Similarly, window treatments with ultra-violet light blocking technology will prevent the rays from shining down on carpet considerably.

Taking care of brand new carpets and being careful about what you treat them with will also help keep your carpets in check. While you should not walk on new carpets with dirty shoes, it is also important not to walk around with lotions or other products that could be tracked onto new carpet. When you have new flooring installed, be cautious with what it comes into contact with.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

The best way to clean carpet is to start with vacuuming often to remove dirt and debris. If you have a spill, clean it up as quickly as possible. To do this, blot the moisture to remove it from the carpet and be careful not to apply too much pressure. Rinse the spot with cold water and continue to blot the stained area with paper towels. Using a carpet cleaning solution, apply the solution and allow it to lift the stain. If you have serious concerns about fading or staining on your carpets, always contact a professional carpet cleaner.

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