At Basin Appliance, we recommend frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpet looking beautiful and feeling plush. We understand you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to invest in upkeep, but following some simple and easy care and maintenance tasks will ensure the longevity of your carpet.
Preventative Maintenance Tips
- Establish a preventative maintenance routine for your carpet that works with your lifestyle and existing cleaning schedule
- Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet so you don’t track dirt inside the house
- Use a good quality carpet pad for additional support.
- For most of our products, daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer-approved appliance is really all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling great!
- Find more vacuum cleaning tips for our Shaw Floors carpets HERE.
Throughout the year, we suggest either an occasional professional cleaning or a DIY shampoo at home (the latter ONLY if recommended in your carpet manufacturer’s guidelines). Regardless of what kind of care and maintenance routine you establish for yourself, it’s really important that you’re following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer to ensure maximum performance and a beautiful end result.
To help you remember, you may want to opt to use spring cleaning as your annual time for a deeper clean for your carpet, which will remove any wintery residue, or at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for each new season.
Life can be messy, and those messes will inevitably fall onto your carpet, no matter what steps you take towards preventative maintenance. Did you know that many of our carpets are sold with stain resistant technology built into the fibers?
When it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains, you’ll probably want to jump right in and clean up the mess. Take a second to first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or water-based stain, then consult our common stain removal guides in the additional resources below. Since some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth while others will require comprehensive stain removal directions, it’s best to consult with our common stain removal guide.