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Carpet Care Tips

Carpet Care Tips

Keeping your carpets clean is like exercise: It’s tough in the beginning, but once you get into a proper routine, you’ll start to see great results. A proper routine starts with right technique. Let our experts show you the right way to clean your carpet, so you do the job right – the first time. All you need to do is follow these tips from Meridian Chem-Dry - Olympia's premier carpet cleaning service:

  1. Make sure your vacuum is approved by the Carpet & Rug Institute; approved vacuums clean efficiently without using too much energy. 
  2. Vacuum weekly in light traffic areas, twice weekly in areas with medium traffic, and daily in high-traffic areas.
  3. Slowly and steadily vacuum your carpet in two directions; this will help to ensure that loose dirt and soils are brushed up and thoroughly vacuumed out.
  4. Clean spots quickly and thoroughly without damaging the carpet or causing it to re-soil more quickly. Our Professional Strength Spot Remover is a safe, eco-friendly choice that will help to keep your carpets looking great; you can even use it as a pre-wash for tough laundry stains.
  5. Deep-clean your carpets about once per year. Choose a service that employs a low moisture system, so the padding doesn’t get wet; also, make sure their cleaning solutions are safe, non-toxic, and leave no sticky or dirt-attracting residues. (Or just call Meridian Chem-Dry!)
  6. Use indoor and outdoor mats or runners to capture dirt before it travels deeper into your home.
  7. Remove shoes when entering your home; this will save wear and tear on your carpet.
  8. Change your air filters in your HVAC systems as recommended by the manufacturer; the more air particles removed by the filter, the less will eventually land on your carpet.

If you’re ready for your next deep-cleaning service, or if you need assistance removing a tough stain, call the experts at Meridian Chem-Dry. We’re proud to clean and brighten carpets in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Shelton, and around the Puget Sound’s southern tip.