Your family and your carpet

Carpet CleaningPutting a carpet in a room or two is an excellent idea and this deed can really add to how your home looks. While all of that sounds great you have a couple of things to consider first. They are all connected with each other. Depending on who lives with you and how big your family is you need to decide how and when your rug will be cleaned and where it will be laid out.

Kids love playing on carpets

If you have one or two children it is important to know their habits. Most kids are better off playing on the carpet instead on the bare floor. This is fine but you need to make sure that they don’t damage the carpet permanently even though this can be quite challenging. You also want to make sure the carpet is clean all the time because you won’t be happy if your kids breathe in all the dust and other particles that are absorbed there. You need to treat the carpet carefully and try to vacuum it most of the time instead of using any sort of chemicals. This is because you don’t want dangerous solutions to be close to your children. Some chemicals require hours even days for their harmful side effects to wear off. But keeping a carpet clean is always done best when dirt factors are kept away. So try not to hand anything that might stain the rug to your kids.

The warmth of your rug will make your pets lie there

Having a pet makes the whole story even more challenging. Unlike the children the pet – a dog or a cat mostly, will not care about the level of cleanness of the carpet. But perhaps you will. And trust us- having an animal with fur that constantly falls off can be a nightmare when it comes to maintaining your rug. You will find yourself constantly with the vacuum cleaner in hand and you might want to look for even more advanced machinery such as floor buffers. You will constantly bend over to pick hairs and fur off the carpet and you should regularly wash it because of the smell that will be left behind by the pet. If you don’t act quickly the smell might turn into stench and you might have to say “good bye” to your permanently damaged rug. White rugs are not recommended in this case. What you can do is:

  • Vacuum
  • Brush
  • Sweep
  • Wash

If you live with an older person – more often than not your parents or grandparents, you main concern is their own safety. You don’t want to buy a very fluffy carpet as it might impair their ability to walk freely around the rooms. If you buy a very thick carpet, its edges will be higher and that bears the danger of tripping. If the carpet is too loose then wrinkles will form and people might also trip and fall. A carpet with a slick surface is also not recommended because a person might slip.