5 Crucial Things to Do for Clean, Long-Lasting Carpets

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Since carpets don’t last forever, the best we can do is to maintain them for as long as possible. How, you ask? Well, there are a couple of things you can do to really prolong the life of your carpets while keeping up their appearance. Of course, the importance of taking care of carpeting goes beyond aesthetic appeal and the longevity of its condition; dust and dirt accumulation on carpets are common causes of colds, coughs, allergies and other health issues. This is because bacteria spreads around your carpet quickly which, in turn, is picked up by those that come in contact with it. So, for long-lasting carpets that are clean and sanitary, here are 5 crucial things that every carpet owner must do!

Regular Cleaning

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This one is a no-brainer! You can’t have dust-free carpets unless you clean them regularly! In fact, carpets encounter dirt and debris every day and therefore, must be vacuumed daily or every alternate day at the very least. For those of you who are pressed for time or feel too tired to vacuum as often as you should be; take some measures to minimise the amount of dust and dirt on your carpets instead. One effective way to achieve this is by implementing a ‘no shoes on the carpet’ policy. Apart from this, regular cleaning of carpets helps to maintain a vibrant appearance while eliminating those mild stains that become harder to remove over time.

Freshening Up

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Do you ever feel the need to crack open every window in the house because your carpet is stinking up the place? Well, you should know that even regular cleaning isn’t enough to keep carpet odour away. Particularly during damp weather or when humidity levels rise, carpets tend to reek of musty/peculiar odours which can be unbearable to live with! Hence, it’s necessary to freshen up your carpets and, best of all, it’s easy! Here are two methods you can use:

a) Mix water and white distilled vinegar (1:2 ratios) and pour it into a spray bottle. Use this solution to lightly spray the carpet without dampening it completely. As the vinegar dries up, it will absorb stale or musty odours while also killing any bacteria present.

b) Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda around the carpet and gently work it in using a carpet brush. Leave it for at least 12 hours (or a day, if you’d like) before vacuuming the carpet. If your carpet requires a large amount of baking soda, mix in some talcum powder to increase the quantity of the deodoriser.

Bug Treatment

Once your carpet encounters beetles/bugs or termites, the potential damage they can cause will be costly! Many bug species eat into the fibres and cause the carpet weave to come apart. Even worse, what starts out as a carpet problem can quickly turn into a household upholstery problem! Therefore, it’s always good to take precautionary measures by applying a bug treatment to your carpets. If you have an existing carpet beetle problem, you will need to do a thorough vacuuming, followed by deep cleaning before you start the treatment process. For a severe bug problem, it’s advisable to call in a professional.


Whether you suspect carpet bugs, hidden flaws or any sort of damage, it’s wise to do routine inspections of your carpets to ensure that everything is okay. You can do this yourself (by walking around and paying minute attention to detail) or have a professional come in and inspect the carpet for you. Chances are that you may discover mild stains or a tiny tear in the weave that should be taken care of as soon as possible.

Professional Deep Cleaning

Although this is the last one on the list, it is definitely a crucial measure for all-round carpet care. A professional deep clean will sanitise your carpets efficiently while eliminating any tiny pests that may be crawling around in the fibres. On top of this, any stubborn stains and dullness will be removed to reveal your carpet’s lost vibrancy! All in all, professional deep cleans are imperative for extending the life of your carpets while making sure that they look their best!

So, now that you have all the information you need, go on and give your carpets a clean, long life! If you don`t have as much time just call us at 1300950454 or book here for professional carpet cleaning service.

CarpetKings are the professional carpet cleaners that offers services for Sydney, Mosman, Bondi,  Vaucluse, Potts Point, Drummoyne, Kirribilli, Marrickville and surrounding areas.

Karen Saunders

Karen Saunders

Karen Saunders is the content marketing manager at PaintMates. With extensive experience in the home and garden space. Karen researches and writes about home improvement.

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