The Importance of Proper Carpet Care

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What can you do to keep your beautiful and expensive carpet looking showroom new? Plan to care for your carpet in a number of ways involving both short- and long-term maintenance.

In the short term, regular vacuuming and spotting works wonders to keep the carpet looking good. Over the long term, plan on (and budget for) regular professional cleaning to maintain your investment.

Most carpet warranties require periodic professional cleanings to keep the warranty in effect. You must show the carpet cleaning receipts if you file a claim. Some warranties also specify the type of cleaning needed to keep the warranty in effect.

So, keeping on top of proper carpet care is not only important for the cleanliness of your home, but also for protecting your carpet investment, by keeping your warranty valid.

In future posts, I will discuss different types of carpet maintenance in more detail.

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Who is Glenn Revere?

Glenn Revere has been a carpet expert since 1973. He’s a certified flooring inspector and the author of All About Carpets, the only book written to protect and inform you about your carpet choices, from carpet buying and carpet warranties to carpet care and maintenance. You can find him on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.


Photo: “Carpet Aerial” by Laura D’Alessandro is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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