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What is Carpet Wear?

You hear a lot about red wine carpet stains or other food and liquid stains on carpet. Oracle Carpet Cleaning Blog has focused a lot on pet urine stain removal and how harmful pet urine can be for carpet. In the world of Oracle Carpet Cleaning , those are the flashier forms of dirty carpet. The highlight reel of carpet stains, if you will.
But, food, liquid and urine stains arenít the most common form of carpet stain or the most harmful. Basic carpet wear is the most common form of dirty carpet and can be the most harmful too.
What is basic carpet wear?
Carpet wear is the gradual process of carpet fibers, carpet pads and carpet backings breaking down and deteriorating over time due to soil deposits and buildup within the carpet.
Carpet wear is visible in the form of matted carpet that tends to appear dirty, discolored and darker than the surrounding carpet areas.
Carpet wear is most common in heavier traffic areas such as hallways or the entryway from one room to another. Itís very common to see carpet wear in areas where the flooring changes from hardwood or tile to carpet and is probably most evident from the kitchen to a carpeted living room or dining room.
Shuffling feet or areas where abrupt turns in traffic are often subject to carpet wear too. This is common in rooms where you need to immediately turn once entering to perhaps avoid a piece of furniture or wall. The shuffling and turning puts additional stress on the carpet.
The process of carpet wear occurs from soil deposits and dirt reaching your carpet. All carpet is subject to soil deposits and dirt. It is impossible to avoid. The most common source of dirt and soil is the bottom of your feet or from a pet in your home.
Once the soil is on the surface of your carpet, the foot traffic then presses the soil deeper into the carpet fibers and the carpet pad. It is a grinding motion that wears on the fibers and the appearance of the carpet.
Every time you step or shuffle on your carpet, you are further pushing the soil deeper into the carpet and grinding it into the fiber.
Carpet wear is inevitable, but it can be drastically slowed down with proper care and routine professional carpet cleaning.
To slow down the process of carpet wear, be sure to vacuum your carpet multiple times throughout the week. If your schedule permits, it is recommended that you vacuum heavier traffic areas once a day, especially in homes with pets or children.
You can also slow down carpet wear by requiring that your family and guests do not wear shoes in your home. Outdoor contaminants on the bottom of shoes are one of the most common forms of soil deposits found in carpet.
You can also rearrange furniture on a regular basis to change the traffic pattern of a carpeted room and consider placing rugs at the entryways of rooms or in front of furniture. Rugs are much easier to replace than carpet should the rug start to see the effects of wear.
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Outside of vacuuming and rearranging furniture, regular professional carpet cleaning is extremely important to slow down the process of carpet wear.
Professional carpet cleaning, or deep cleaning carpet, is important because it removes the soil deposits and dirt that are deeply embedded within the carpet fibers and pad unseen to the human eye and inaccessible to basic home vacuum cleaners.
Oracle carpet cleaning uses drier, cleaner and healthier methods to remove soil deposits and slow down carpet wear. The Hot Carbonated Extraction system (HCE) is recognized by The Carpet & Rug Institute with their seal approval and the primary cleaning solution, The Naturalģ, is green-certified and can be found on the FDA GRAS list.
Scheduling a carpet cleaning appointment with Oracle carpet cleaning Brisbane once every 12 months will go a long way toward maintaining the initial quality of your carpet and slowing harmful carpet wear.
Oracle carpet cleaning serves Brisbane with carpet cleaning, Bond cleaning and upholstery cleaning.
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post #2 of Old 05-21-2019, 05:10 AM
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Another explanation for carpet wear

The first thing you should know is that carpet wear is a gradual process that happens over an extended period of time. It is the breaking down of the carpet fiber, carpet backing, or carpet pad on a microscopic level. Carpet wear typically happens when there is an increased combination of foot traffic and soil deposits. Carpet wear is visible in several forms such as matted carpet and/or dingy or discolored carpeting in specific areas.

Carpet wear is usually seen in areas that have repetitive traffic, like a hallway, stairs, or the entrance to a room. Walking by shuffling the feet is certain to cause carpet wear. Look for carpet wear in areas where a direction change takes place – like making a right turn each time you enter a room. Carpet wear can also happen in transition areas, or areas where the flooring changes from a hard surface, like tile, to carpet. A good example of this would be the transition from the kitchen to the living area. Soil will sit on top of the hard surface, just waiting to be tracked onto the carpet. Each time you walk from the tile to the carpet, the soil deposits fall from your shoes down into the carpeting. Even with regular vacuuming and professional cleanings, you will always have soil deposits in your carpet.
These little pieces of soil and dirt can act like sandpaper on your carpet fiber. Each time you step, twist or turn, those little pieces of soil move too. They gently grind away on carpet fibers and your carpet backing. Think of it like the jeans of a 5 year old little boy – they eventually wear out, not because you don’t wash them, but because the fabric is worn down from soil and use.

You can’t stop carpet wear, but you can certainly slow it down. Obviously, regular vacuuming and an annual, professional carpet cleaning will extend the life of your carpet. Read these Carpet Care Tips for more information on how to vacuum and spot clean correctly. In addition to the obvious, you may want to consider changing your main walking paths by re-arranging your furniture. Throw rugs can also prevent increased carpet wear by taking the brunt of the soil in a transition area. Some people avoid carpet wear by removing their shoes before they enter their home. If your home is prone to increased soil from kids and pets, you may want to speak with your professional carpet cleaner about carpet protection in those high traffic areas.

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