5 Tips for Keeping Your Lakewood, CO, Carpeting Looking Like New


Carpeting is one of the costliest items you’ll put in your Lakewood, CO, home, so keeping it properly maintained is important! Well-maintained carpets look good and feel great on your bare feet. If you’re looking to get the longest possible life out of your carpeting in your home, then follow ServiceMaster DSI’s five tips to keep your carpet looking great for years:

  1. Shoes Off, Please. This simple tip is one that surprises people. Think of where you and your guests have walked during the day. You’ve walked on grass that has pests, animal feces, or urine; in public bathrooms; and across muddy areas that dried to your shoes. Removing shoes when you come inside keeps the outside where it should be: outside and not on your carpeting.
  2. Invest in a Quality Vacuum. Buy a good one that you won’t have to replace after a few years, and keep it maintained and use it often. Most manufacturers recommend vacuuming two times per week, but if you have kids or pets, then three times may be needed.
  3. Rearrange Your Furniture. Furniture creates traffic paths and puts dents in your carpeting from the weight. By changing things up, you can change the flow of traffic and your carpet will wear more evenly.
  4. Professionally Clean Carpet Annually. Like other features of your home that benefit from annual cleaning and maintenance, have your carpet cleaned by ServiceMaster DSI’s trained carpet cleaning technicians once per year to extend its life. If you have pets, smokers, or kids, twice per year is suggested.
  5. Don’t Let Stains Linger. When spills happen, clean them up quickly. Remember to dab, not rub at stains, and use club soda to lift the stain. Contact us if the stain is very set in and threatens to ruin the carpet.

Is your carpet in need of a professional cleaning? Trust the professionals at ServiceMaster DSI in Lakewood, CO. Contact us online or at (720) 452-2842.

11 thoughts on “5 Tips for Keeping Your Lakewood, CO, Carpeting Looking Like New

  1. I want to make sure that my carpet looks nice. It makes sense that I would want to have a professional clean it for me at least once a year! That way they can remove any stains that build up over time.

  2. My wife and I just got new carpet in the living room, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how moving your furniture can change up the flow of traffic on your carpet. This sounds like a great way to prevent wear-and-tear over the years.

  3. I agree that we should invest in hiring for a professional carpet cleaner to clean your carpets on a yearly basis to maintain its quality while using the right tools and cleaning materials to make it good as new. No one is an expert in everything and seeking a professional’s help will go a long way in maintaining our stuff in good shape. If I were to have my newly-bought carpet cleaned from stains, I’ll make sure to hire a professional to keep it nice and steady!

  4. It’s so awesome that I stumbled upon your post because my mom just brought her old carpet and gave it to me. That’s the carpet I chose for her last Christmas. As far as I remember, I told her that if she’s going to change a new set of carpet, just give it to me. And there it goes, all I need to do is to look for a carpet cleaning service so I can use it.

  5. I really liked it when you said that hiring a professional to clean the carpet yearly is important, especially if there are pets or kids because it will help extend its life. We do have three pets living in the house with us, and they can be pretty messy from time to time. Maybe we should get used to calling a carpet cleaning company since the carpet my husband plans on having installed is pretty expensive. He would surely want to extend its life.

  6. I agree that you should make sure you take your shoes off before walking on your carpet. This will make sure it stays clean as long as possible. This is especially important if your shoes are dirty after walking outside, like you said.

  7. Having kids around the house, running and playing will always lead to unintentional stains in our carpet. This is usually my problem, we do not have a cleaner so it’s always my duty to maintain the cleanliness around the house and carpets are one of the hardest to maintain. I agree that we should really invest in a good quality vacuum that we could use in maintaining our carpet. I’ll take your tip on having my house professionally cleaned annually, I will maybe ask for recommendations with my family or search through the internet.

  8. I really liked how you stressed removing shoes as soon as you enter the house in order to keep your carpets clean and dry. I have always kicked my shoes off but my husband will often wear his all day inside for no reason. Thank you for the information about how removing them will help me keep dirt and other debris outside where it belongs and not ground into my carpet.

  9. I had no idea that it was recommended to have your carpets cleaned professionally on an annual basis. It is important to understand that finding a reputable cleaner can help you find the best way to keep your floors clean. We are planning on installing carpet in our house, so I wanted to know how to care for them.

  10. I like that you said to clean up spills as soon as they happen. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to clean those messes up! I will make sure to be on the watch for that as I am watching my sister’s kids for the weekend and, boy, do they love juice!

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