Caring for your Carpet - Preventative Maintenance
If you love your new Empire Today carpet and want to keep it looking great for years to come, these steps will help!
- We recommend that walk-off mats be used at all entrances of the carpeted area. These will absorb excess dirt and moisture and prevent unnecessary wear, especially if the mats are cleaned on a regular basis.
- Use a pad to give your carpet better resilience underfoot. Your Empire Today Sales Representative will assist you in choosing the correct pad for your room.
- Heavy furniture should be moved occasionally to prevent permanently crushing the carpet, and floor protectors should be placed under furniture legs.
- Protect your carpet from prolonged periods of direct sunlight with Window Treatments.
Vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis is the most important step in caring for your new Empire Today carpet. Vacuum thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic areas. Bear in mind that walking on soiled carpet permits the soil particles to work their way below the surface of the pile where they are far more difficult to remove and can damage the fibers. Frequent vacuuming removes these particles from the surface before this happens. For rooms with light traffic, clean your carpet by vacuuming the traffic lanes twice weekly and the entire area once weekly. Those areas with heavier traffic require that the traffic lanes be vacuumed daily and the entire area twice weekly. Up to three passes of the machine will suffice for light soiling, but five to seven passes are necessary for heavily soiled areas. Change the vacuuming direction occasionally to help stand the pile upright and reduce matting.