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You Invested In A Carpet: Find Out How To Prolong Your Investment

You probably don’t think about your home’s carpets very often but they are a big part of your home’s safety and comfort! They’re not just for soft floors or ambience, they actually trap dirt and debris and keep it from spreading around your house. While this can make your home more comfortable, it does mean that your carpets can quickly become unsanitary (even if they don’t look very dirty). 

Your carpet traps dirt and debris in its fibers, and the longer the dirt stays in the carpet, the more damage it can do to the carpet. A lot of dirt, left over a long period of time, can permanently damage the carpet and diminish your investment. Therefore, you should vacuum your carpet regularly to help prolong the life of your carpet. If you have children or animals, or if you live in a dusty area, vacuum often! Manufacturers require carpets to be cleaned professionally at least once every 12 months.

When there’s a spill on your carpet, dap it with a bit paper towel or a wet cloth. Try not to grind the spilled substance further into the carpet. Put cornstarch on a greasy spot or use club soda for stains. Vacuum right away when something lands on your carpet.

To further prolong the life of your carpet (and thus your investment into your home) you should also have a professional carpet cleaning company regularly come in to do a deep clean on your carpet. They have a number of tools available to them—from more powerful vacuums to steam cleaning devices—and their expert knowledge will help them know the best way to clean your carpet. You won’t believe how different your carpet looks when they’re done!

If you live in O’Fallon, Shiloh IL or any of the surrounding areas you can call Valor Home Services for a carpet cleaning savings coupon or code. Our certified carpet cleaning partner is insured and professional. And they will even provide you with a certification to present to the manufacturer should you have a carpet warranty issue!

Before the carpet cleaning company comes, remove smaller items from the room(s) to be cleaned, including toys, plants, and smaller furniture. The carpet cleaners will likely move the larger furniture themselves (although check first to find out what their process is).

On the day that the carpet cleaning company arrives, consider keeping your pet in a different room of the house, or outside, or with a friend or neighbor. The equipment and strangers in the home can frighten small pets and they don’t understand that you are doing this for their own comfort and safety!


Your home is special to you, so you invest in making it safe, comfortable, and beautiful. An unsightly carpet can detract from your home and even be unsafe to live with. Fortunately, regular care and maintenance, including the work by a professional carpet cleaning company, can help you get the beautiful home you enjoy and deserve.