Carpet Maintenance

Real Estate Agent with Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage

It is important to keep your carpets clean and in good condition. 

Some hints for this are:

  • Wipe up spills immediately.  If left, they can permanently stain or discolour your carpet.  Sweet drinks, especially cola can leave a black mark.  Remember to blot the spill, don't scrub. 
  • Vacuum the carpets regularly, at least once a week if it is a high traffic area. 
  • Put down a mat at the entrance.  This will collect a lot of dirt that your bring into the house. 
  •  Removing your shoes indoors also helps to keep the carpets clean.  If you wear your shoes in the house, you are depositing all the dirt from the street into your home.
Posted by

Gail Fabiani, Sales Representative


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Right at Home Realty, Inc., Brokerage, 920 Brant Street, Unit #5 Burlington, ON



Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Gail, all good tips. I was in a home recently where the carpeting in the dining room had big black marks. I don't think they ever wiped up after the kids. Now they have to look at professional cleaning and possibly replacing the carpeting.

Nov 22, 2010 07:57 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Good points, Gail. 

Some Cultures insist on removing shoes before entering the house.  Coincidentally, these carpets are in better shape, smell better and look better.

And, with respect to "Stanley Steamer" et al, sometimes a Seller is better to remove old carpet before putting the house up for sale.

Nov 22, 2010 08:00 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


Good points, and don't have cats, some like to tear up carpeting.


Nov 23, 2010 03:36 AM