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Tips to Prevent Carpet Fading

How to Prevent your Carpet from Fading

Carpet makes an ideal flooring choice in any space. Carpeting is soft underfoot. It adds lots of color to any space and helps block out noise as well as providing an additional layer of insulation against the cold. It's no wonder that it's one of the world's most popular types of flooring. Any homeowner should be well aware of the best ways to keep their carpeting in great shape. Preventing carpets from fading is vitally important as is proper carpet cleaning. Fortunately, there are many steps that people can take to make sure their carpets look as good as the day they set them down.


Why does Sunlight Fade Colors?

Sunlight is a lovely thing that many people welcome into their homes. Unfortunately, sunlight can fade carpeting. Keeping all curtains closed when at work or not in the room can help reduce and even avoid this problem. Many people find it useful to buy curtains that block the sun out. Additional protection against fading from sunlight is possible with the use of a fluorocarbon protector. While temporary, this measure can be reapplied as often as necessary to help provide a barrier against fierce sunlight. Such measures can help keep the carpeting in good shape all year long. 


Carpet Fading Causes

Another way to help prevent any carpet from fading is to keep it as clean as possible. Take off your shoes and ask your guests to do the same before you enter the house so dirt isn’t tracked inside. It is also important to be aware that certain foot medication can stain any carpeting.  If you need to apply any medication to your foot, avoid walking in rooms where you have carpeting. Many common medications that are used to treat common foot diseases can easily stain your favorite carpeting. 


How to Restore Carpet Color

Even with precautions, carpeting may become damaged now and then. In that case, contact a professional carpet cleaning service. Professionals can help decrease the effects of any fading. They can also remove all dirt from the carpeting. Dirt may have accumulated over time that homeowners do not know about. This can cause a subtle change of color that is not always immediately apparent. A professional carpeting cleaning service will come to the space and get deep down inside the fibers of all the carpeting. With their help, any carpeting can look perfectly fabulous again. 




To learn more about carpet fading, contact City Carpets Carpet One in San Rafael, CA. 


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