How to Extend the Life of Your Carpets

Aug 1, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

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Your carpets are an investment, and you want to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. But over time, the factory-applied stain resistances that come with your carpets lose their effectiveness. This means that stains are more likely to set in and become harder to remove.

Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Protectant can help refresh your carpets’ stain resistance. Our protectant forms a barrier on the surface of your carpets, making it more difficult for dirt and stains to penetrate. This means that your carpets will stay cleaner, longer.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of using Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Protectant™. We’ll also share some tips on how to keep your carpets looking their best for years to come.

Understanding which areas in your home are high traffic

The high traffic areas of your carpet are the ones that get the most foot traffic. These areas often show signs of wear such as dark spots, gray lanes, flattened or matted fibers, or a contrast in color and texture near the walls versus the middle of the area. If you notice these signs, professional carpet cleaning may be necessary to prevent permanent unevenness.

How to help preserve carpeted areas that experience high foot traffic:

  • Regular vacuuming: Vacuuming is essential for eliminating dirt, debris, and allergens from your carpet. Pay close attention to high-traffic zones and vacuum at least twice a week to prevent deep-seated dirt buildup.
  • Promptly address stains: Accidents happen, and stains are inevitable in areas with heavy foot traffic. It’s crucial to attend to stains immediately to prevent them from setting. Blot the stain gently with a clean cloth or paper towel and use an appropriate carpet stain remover following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Utilize entryway mats: Place durable mats or rugs at entrances to high-traffic carpeted areas. These can effectively trap dirt and moisture, minimizing the amount tracked onto the carpet. Encourage people to wipe their shoes on the mats.
  • Rotate furniture periodically: Moving heavy furniture periodically can prevent excessive wear and uneven compression of carpet fibers in high-traffic spots. This distributes the weight and reduces strain on specific areas.
  • Incorporate carpet runners or area rugs: Consider using carpet runners or strategically positioned area rugs in heavily frequented sections. These provide additional protection, reducing wear and tear along specific pathways.
  • Establish a “no shoes” policy: Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes when entering your home or specific carpeted areas. Implementing this practice significantly reduces the amount of dirt and debris brought onto the carpet.
  • Schedule professional Chem-Dry carpet cleaning: Regular professional deep cleaning is crucial to eliminate deeply embedded dirt, stains, and allergens from high-traffic carpeted areas. Plan to have your carpets professionally cleaned once or twice a year, depending on usage levels.

Carpet cleaning refreshes high traffic areas

High traffic areas of carpeting in your home does not have to look worn or damaged. Carpet cleaning can significantly improve the appearance by removing dirt and grime that has accumulated in the fibers. Our cleaning process also prevents soil from causing excess friction that can damage delicate carpet fibers.

The Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process offered by Chem-Dry really helps restore the look and feel of overused carpets. This process does not use large amounts of water and your carpets dry within a few hours rather than days. It also uses carbonation and a detergent-free cleaning solution instead of harsh soaps so you don’t have to worry about residue attracting more dirt.

For the best results, we recommend deep cleaning high traffic carpet areas at least 1-2 times per year.

Are you ready to learn more about how carpet cleaning from Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry can make a difference for high traffic areas in your home? Discover the power of our Hot Carbonating Extraction process today by requesting a free quote online or calling (808) 371-8874 to get in touch with a Chem-Dry-technician on Oahu.

Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry also offers upholstery and area rug cleaning on Oahu!

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94-1010 Leihaku Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

Phone: (808) 371-8874



Service Area:

Serving all of Oahu, including: Honolulu, Waipahu, Pearl City, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Mililani, Waipio, and the surrounding areas.

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Mon-Sun: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.