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Plush Carpets: How To Keep Them Looking Fresh

You’ve taken the leap of faith and purchased a gorgeous plush carpet for your living room. I’m willing to bet that it looks fantastic! Plush carpets are great, they add a cosy, homely feel to any room, but beware because that lavish plush carpet can become a haven for stains, bacteria and odours if you don’t clean it properly.

Firstly, ensure that you don’t put heave furniture on your plush carpet. Large wooden dining room tables and large cabinets may look good on your plush carpet, but they are damaging the fibres and ruining your carpet as the days go by. Rather use your carpet as a centrepiece in the middle of your living room and place a small coffee table on top of it.

Next, protect your plush carpet fibres by applying protective products to the fibres. Recommended plush carpet protection products are carpet sealants like Scothgard. A mat can also be place over areas with high traffic, but this pretty much defeats the purpose of having that fresh and fluffy carpet in the first place.

The best tip for plush carpet preservation would be to vacuum it regularly. Once you allow a build up of dirt and bacteria it becomes infinitely harder to get the carpet back to its original pristine state. Vacuum your carpet to prevent the build up of dirt and odours and keep your carpets soft and fresh.

Rid your carpet of bacteria and odours by using a dry solvent that kills germs and reduces pungent odours. If there are seriously grubby stains on your plush carpets then grab some spirits and clean it with alcohol! Don’t pour a whole bottle of vodka on your carpet, rather moisten a sponge with the alcohol and dab it gently on the stained area. Wipe down with clean water and try to dry your carpet as quickly as possible. If you decide to use a hairdryer ensure that it is on a low heat. Don’t hold the nozzle too close to the fibres as the heat may damage your carpet.  
If you feel like your plush carpet it too far gone and it hasn’t been cleaned in months then it may be beyond amateur repair. If this is the case, pick up the phone and call the professionals. A professional carpet cleaning service will be able to restore your plush carpet to its former glory in no time at all. 

If you feel like your plush carpet it too far gone and it hasn’t been cleaned in months then it may be beyond amateur repair. If this is the case, pick up the phone and call the professionals. A professional carpet cleaning service will be able to restore your plush carpet to its former glory in no time at all.