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Nothing ruins beautiful home decor like dirty and dull carpets. When you take a close look at your floor, it's easy to tell which areas in your home are frequented the most because these areas are dirtier and more worn than other areas. Professional carpet cleaners refer to these areas as "traffic lanes."
Doorways, hallways, areas in front of couches and chairs, and even the center of rooms are all likely to soil quicker than other areas of your home because dirt from the outside gets ground into the carpet and its fibers from the bottoms of shoes. Traffic lanes are also more susceptible to stains from food and beverages.
If you want to do a test to see how dirty the traffic lanes are in your home, try moving the couch or a favorite chair and compare the carpet from underneath the couch to the carpet that is just in front of the couch. The carpet normally under the couch is protected from dirt and spills so it will likely be close to its original condition. The traffic lane will not be as lustrous as the protected carpet, and it might have a few stains.
Add years to the life of your carpets, restore luster and protect high-traffic areas by following these tips:
Pass the vacuum over high-traffic areas several times when you sweep.
Sweep outside walkways and your front and back porch regularly.
Use entrance mats outside and inside.
Have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. (Twice a year if you have children or pets)
Ask Dalworth about carpet appearance programs that can show you how to not only take care of your carpets, but create a healthy home.
If high-traffic has damaged your carpets, it's not too late. The professionals at Dalworth Clean will give extra attention to these soiled areas, removing months of accumulated dirt and grime. Professional cleaning prevents carpets from wearing out prematurely. Keeping your carpets clean, especially those high-traffic areas, not only improves the look of your home, but it also extends the life of your carpets.
Depending on the size of your family and lifestyle, consider having your carpets professionally cleaned by the experts at Dalworth every six months. The more often you have your carpets thoroughly cleaned, the longer they will last.