Carpet FAQs

Here are the some carpet FAQs. If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask using the contact form and your question will be answered.

What can I do with carpet buckling?

Carpet buckling can be caused by a number of things. These include:

  • Humidity
  • Dragging heavy items
  • Moisture
  • Poor installation
  • Compromised carpet pad

To fix carpet buckling, contact a carpet contractor who will re-stretch the carpet. The cost should be around $100. Be sure to do this as soon as possible as creases can form on the carpet that will be hard to remove over time.

 

How often should I vacuum my carpet?

I recommend vacuuming at least once a week. If you have pets or high traffic areas, vacuuming more often will prolong the life of the carpet. Remember that while a carpet might look clean, dirt can be hidden underneath the surface.

 

How often should I steam clean my carpet?

Steam cleaning your carpet once a year will prolong the life of your carpet and will help eliminate airborne illnesses that can come from dirty carpet. If you have pets, steam cleaning more than once a year along with increased vacuuming is highly recommended. Be sure to read to the carpet manufacturer’s recommendations if available. In some cases, the manufacturer might outlined additional details for carpet cleaning

 

What type of vacuum cleaner should I buy?

There are a lot of different types of vacuum cleaners. Going shopping for one can be very intimidating. While there can be an exhaustive list of things to look for, let’s keep it simple here. Look for these things:

  • Budget/Price Range
  • HEPA or not?
  • Size of the area
  • Do you have pets?
  • Types of floor surfaces

Use these points to narrow down your selection. 

 

When is the best time of year to steam clean the carpet?

Depending who you ask you will get a different answer. I would say the best time is late spring. This would be after the harsh winter and the prevalence pollen after early spring. 

 

Why is a good carpet pad needed?

A good carpet pad will prolong the life of your carpet. The same way a house is only as good as its foundation, a carpet will only be as good as the padding. A good pad will provide good support for the carpet by not allowing it to bottom out while walking on it. At the same time, it will provide enough cushion to make the carpet even softer. Plus, a good carpet pad serves as a good moisture barrier. Additionally, the warranty of the carpet can be extended by the carpet pad manufacturer.

There are different types of carpet pads. Do not immediately go for the cheapest option without evaluating your needs. A great carpet can be ruined with a sub-par carpet pad.

 

What should I do to my carpet after a flood?

After a flood, the most important thing is prevent mold. Here are six steps as outlined by angieslist.com:

  1. Remove water as fast as possible
  2. Use fans to speed up carpet drying process
  3. Use dehumidifier to dry out the room
  4. Steam clean carpet
  5. Sanitize walls and baseboards
  6. Check furniture

 

How can I remove furniture indentations in the carpet?

  1. Place a damp cloth over the indentation
  2. Apply a hot iron to the cloth
  3. Remove the cloth and use a spoon to fluff up the carpet.

Repeat as needed

 

How do you remove paint from carpet?

Paint that is still wet can be blotted or pulled up out with a wet paper towel. If the stain is dry, hot water and dish detergent have been effective. Vodka has also worked. Do not use sharp objects like knives or scissors on the carpet. If the previous things do not work, use a steamer to remove more paint from carpet