The average carpet is replaced every twelve years, even though it begins to show signs of poor care after only three to five years. The carpet industry refers to this as “Uglying Out”, note they don’t call it “Wearing Out”. This condition typically affects high traffic areas and in the front of furniture first, causing them to look dull and soiled. Today’s lighter colored carpets require regular professional care to keep them looking great until they truly wear out.
So Why Do They “Ugly Out” Before They “Wear Out”?
New carpets are coated with a protective fiber coating from the factory. This is what keeps spills from staining your carpet and makes vacuuming a much easier and effective task. Over time foot traffic causes soil to become ground in and trapped in your carpets fibers. To the naked eye dirt has a smooth look to it, but under a microscope you will find it has sharp, jagged edges causing it to be abrasive. The soil acts like tiny saws, cutting into the protective coating exposing your carpet fibers to damage. Now exposed, soil and spills can penetrate deep into your carpet fibers causing it to “Ugly Out” faster. Even worse, your carpet is now exposed to possible permanent staining leading to it “Wearing Out”.
The Solution—Renew Your Protection
Renewing carpet protection after each cleaning reinforces your carpets original factory protectant. Spills will become easier to remove, vacuuming will be more effective and most important your carpet will look better for much longer. That’s why most carpet manufacturers recommend renewing your protection after each cleaning. Live Cleaner with a cleaning from Safe-Dry Carpet Cleaning of Birmingham.
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