Adding a carpet or a rug to your house can instantly lift the room. Whether you place a bright blue rug to add a splash of color or go for a cream-colored or off-white carpet for a more sophisticated look, the embellishment can tie together the different elements within the space nicely.

However, certain things can make your carpet look dirty and shabby. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Ultraviolet Light Rays

UV rays can be especially damaging to carpets and rugs made using synthetic dyes. Intense exposure to UV light can soften the colors of all-natural dyes. In the case of synthetic dyes, however, the colors may fade entirely or change drastically due to UV rays. For instance, a deep beetroot shade can fade into a light tan because of UV exposure.

If your carpet is exposed to sunlight for the most part of the day, it’s possible that the shabbiness in appearance is because of the UV rays acting on the dyes. To prevent the colors from fading or changing, use drapery liners to reduce UV exposure. You can also install UV protective panels or apply a UV reduction film on the window glass.

Drink Spillages

Imagine you’re hosting a party. Your guests are huddled together in the living room, everything seems to be going great, and you’re just about to plug in the karaoke machine when suddenly someone spills their drink on your white rug. In between the panicked glances, false reassurances, and the pile of paper towels, the stain just seems to be getting bigger and darker by the second.

Drink spillages are one of the most common and most stubborn stains that not only make your carpet look dirty, but are also difficult to get out. The longer you wait, the worse they get. While certain food spills can be wiped off using a wet cloth, for more damaging spills such as coffee or wine, it’s best to consult professionals. Rubbing the stain yourself can make it even worse, and you don’t want your carpet to look shabbier than it already does!

Pet Attack

The deteriorating condition of your carpet may also be due to the damage caused by your pet(s). If you have a cat or dog, then you need to be wary of them scratching against the carpet surfaces. It can be difficult to get your pet to break away from their scratching habit, especially since it’s healthy for them. Thus, you need to be proactive and introduce scratching boards or toys to save your carpet from becoming the target instead.

Additionally, pet owners also need to be mindful of pet excrement, urine, or vomit. Not only do they stain the carpet, but they also produce an unpleasant smell that can be difficult to eliminate. This not only makes your carpet look unclean and shabby, but also adds to it a stench.

A Action Steamer provides residential carpet cleaning services and pet odor treatment in Oak Grove, KY and Clarksville, TN. Get in touch with them today for further details!