How to Maintain High Traffic Areas

Jul 4, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

How to Maintain High Traffic Areas

Keeping the carpet in your home clean is essential to maintaining its comfort and durability, especially when you maintain high traffic areas like hallways and living rooms. Without proper cleaning, these areas can become worn and uneven, making replacement necessary much sooner than anticipated.

Maintain high-traffic areas

By investing in deep carpet cleaning, you can protect your carpet’s lifespan, refresh high-traffic areas, and give your home a more even and welcoming appearance. Choose deep carpet cleaning in Kansas City by Brooke’s Chem-Dry to keep your carpets looking their best and lasting longer.

Maintain High Traffic Areas in Your Home – Why It’s Important

In every home, the high-traffic areas of your carpet can vary depending on your family’s daily activities, especially if you have children and pets. You may notice certain spots with dark colors, flattened or matted fibers, or a contrast in color and texture near the walls compared to the middle of the area.

These are signs that your carpet needs extra attention to prevent permanent unevenness. Common high-traffic areas include hallways, stairwells, in front of couches and beds, in front of closet doors, and areas where your kids and pets play. Consider deep carpet cleaning to keep these areas looking their best.

How Deep Carpet Cleaning Refreshes High Traffic Areas

High-traffic areas of carpeting in your home do not have to look worn and damaged. A deep carpet cleaning can significantly improve the appearance by removing dirt and grime that has accumulated in the fibers. It can be a common occurrence to see the traffic areas dull and worn while the carpets in other areas of the carpet look brand new after they are cleaned.

It is important to keep traffic areas vacuumed regularly. The majority of the soil in carpets is not water-soluble, meaning they aren’t broken down with water-based cleaners. So vacuuming is one of the best things you can do to maintain the high traffic area. Cleaning your carpet removes the other soil in your carpet.

This soil is often stuck to the carpet fibers and the residue on the fibers attracts other soil to stick to it. The buildup is what causes the wear and scratching of the fibers. After the carpets are cleaned the damage to the fibers gives the carpet a dull look because it doesn’t reflect light the same way non-damaged carpet does. Maintaining high traffic areas reduces the wear, fraying, and scratching of the fibers. This helps to prolong the life of your carpets.

The industry recommendation is to clean your carpets anywhere between every 6 months to every 18 months. Obviously a family with several kids and pets where they are in and out several times a day will need to have the carpets cleaned more often than an elderly person that isn’t as active.

As a rule of thumb, if you wait until your carpet, especially high traffic areas, looks dirty you have waited too long. Because the soil in the carpet is already causing wear. There are also other benefits to carpet cleaning.

This cleaning process also prevents soil from causing excess friction that can damage delicate carpet fibers. The Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process offered by Brooke’s Chem-Dry can restore the look and feel of overused carpets.

For best results, we recommend deep cleaning high-traffic areas of your carpet at least 1-2 times per year. In between these deep cleanings, be sure to regularly vacuum to remove surface dirt and maintain an even texture.

Want to know how to make a difference in your high-traffic carpeted areas? Call us today at (816) 841-4776 to schedule a visit with one of our Chem-Dry carpet cleaners in Kansas City and experience the effectiveness of our Hot Carbonating Extraction process.

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