If you’ve ever seen a flattened carpet, you know it isn’t lovely. But, of course, there are plenty of reasons why this happens: kids playing on the floor, pets running around like crazy and jumping on everything in sight, or one of your rowdy friends having way too much fun. Whatever the cause, it’s essential that you know how to revive your carpet, so it doesn’t become permanently damaged.
Why does the carpet go flat?
Carpets can go flat for several reasons. However, the most significant reason carpets go flat is due to a need for vacuuming. Vacuuming is the first line of defense against carpet flattening. It keeps the carpet raised and helps prevent dust from settling into it. It also removes dirt, hair, dander, and other debris that can clump up in your carpet fibers and stick together when flattened (making them look even flatter). Vacuuming regularly can also increase the lifespan of your carpet. There is no limit on how often you can vacuum your home. However, it is recommended to do it at least twice a week.
What can you do if your carpet is flat?
If your carpet is flat, don’t worry. There are a few things you can do to revive it.
Call in the experts. If you have time, call an expert carpet cleaner who can bring in their equipment to clean your carpet and make it look brand new again. The experts at Sunrise ChemDry know all the tips and tricks to revive your flattened carpet.
Use a steam cleaner or steam machine for heavy-duty stains and spills on your flooring and pet odors. This will remove stains that cannot be removed with soap and water alone. However, this method may only be suitable for some carpets because some colors can fade if exposed to too much heat from steam cleaners. But, there are some models of steam cleaners explicitly designed for use on area rugs. That’s why it is still recommended to call professionals because they know what exactly needs to be done with your carpet.
How to avoid carpet flattening?
Rotate your rugs regularly. It’s a good idea to rotate your rugs every six months to wear them evenly and not become unevenly flattened in one area.
Blot up spills immediately. If you have a spill on your carpet, blot it with a paper towel and clean the area with mild soap (such as dish soap) and water.
Vacuum at least once a week. Vacuuming will help you remove dirt from the fibers of your carpet, which can lead to flattening over time if left untreated or unaddressed by vacuuming regularly (at least once per week). The more you vacuum your carpets—especially if you have a high-traffic area in your home—the better off they’ll be.
Move furniture around occasionally; this prevents rugs from being permanently flattened in one spot—or even worse yet, creating permanent areas where foot traffic has been concentrated for too long!
Carpet flattening is a common problem, but Sunrise ChemDry has the cure!
Carpet flattening is a common problem, but Sunrise ChemDry has the cure. We use a powerful carpet steam cleaner that blasts away dirt and grime to make your rug look new again. We can help you restore it to its original glory.
If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us at (602) 773-1198! Remember: we offer free estimates on all of our services.
We hope the information we’ve given you here will help you prevent your carpet from ever going flat. But if it does happen, don’t worry! Sunrise ChemDry has the solution for you!