From crushed carpets to carpet shedding, there are many common issues that plague your home’s flooring over time. While your carpet once looked fresh and beautiful, it may now look dull, faded, stained and rippled. A professional carpet cleaning company in Metro Detroit can solve many of these issues for you, especially when it comes to removing stains, cleaning carpet fibers and removing odors.
Let’s take a look at the most common carpet issues and their solutions.
Carpet Crushing and Matting
This is a common occurrence when carpet fibers have begun to flatten out and spread, get compressed, or untwist. You see this a lot with plush and frieze carpets (shaggy, slightly twisted, with long fiber strands).
Your plush and fluffy carpets can experience crushing and matting with time, especially in high-traffic areas and under heavy furniture. With frequent use, the carpet’s fibers start to unravel and lose their shape.
You can fix this by vacuuming over the area a few times in different directions. If that doesn’t work, wet a cloth and place it over the matted area, then apply a hot iron on top of it for a few seconds to encourage the fibers to restore their shape.
Finally, you can hire a professional carpet cleaner to remove dirt or particles that could be contributing to the issue.
Have you been noticing carpet strands all around the house? It can be annoying and concerning. This most often happens with new or relatively new carpets, and should lessen and then stop over time. It’s completely normal for loose tufts of fibers to be left behind after the installation and finishing process.
Call the carpet installer or manufacturer if carpet shedding continues long after installation, as the carpet could have a defect.
Carpet Buckling and Rippling
Buckling and rippling looks unsightly, to be sure, but most of all, it’s a dangerous tripping hazard – especially for kids and the elderly. If you notice your carpet has lumps, bumps, or wrinkles that won’t lie flat again no matter what you do, you could have a professional provide carpet stretching services to flatten out those bumps. Carpet rippling often occurs due to excessive moisture or improper installation resulting in loss of tension at the edges.
The most common issue of all, carpet staining can result in an unsightly floor that not only looks ugly but also harbors allergens, bacteria and more. You can try spot cleaning stains here and there yourself, but when the entire carpet looks like a patchwork of stains, it’s time to call a professional carpet cleaner.
Call 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services at (248) 491-3088
It can be difficult to stay on top of carpet maintenance and repair. One thing we can help with here at 1st Class is to restore the beauty and luster of your floors with regular carpet cleaning in Michigan. Book your consultation and cleaning now at (248) 491-3088.