• Why Does My Carpet Look Dingier in Some Areas Than Others?


    How to keep carpet universally bright and clean.

    Does your carpet look dingier in some areas than others? You're not alone. Unless you have carpeting that is never touched or walked on, it's common to have inconsistencies in coloring just from basic use. But your carpet doesn't have to look this way. Let's examine the causes and the cure.

    Soil and Spills Mean Dirty Carpet

    It's impossible to keep carpet completely free of spills and dirt. It's the foundation of our homes. We use it to walk on, sit on, play on and work on, so over time, it takes a beating. Soil and stains can make a carpet look dirtier in some areas than others. Spot cleaning is a good way to help combat this, but regular professional cleaning is the best way to remove the dirt and stains.

    Traffic Equals Wear and Tear

    As people walk across your carpeting, it's going to get dirty. That's why areas of high traffic look dingier than areas that don't see any foot traffic. But the uneven coloring isn't just from dirt and soil.

    As we walk across the floor, the dirt, dust and debris work their way down into the fibers of the carpet. As this happens, the carpet fibers can break down, losing their luster and shine. Because carpet hides dirt while also reflecting light, carpet in need of cleaning can lose that shine in areas with the highest amount of traffic. It's not just the dirt that makes it look dirty-- it's the breakdown of the carpet itself.

    Instead of living with carpet that looks great in some spots and dirty and dull in others, have your flooring professionally cleaned. Not only will it keep your carpets clean and looking great, but it will also help prevent the breakdown of the fibers that can make that dingy look a permanent one. For carpet cleaning you can count on, schedule an appointment with the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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