As I mentioned in my last article, carpet is a popular choice in flooring but is not without its share of problems. Read this article and learn some more tips on dealing with some of the more common carpet problems.
Carpet loosening is a common carpet problem. Over time even the best installed carpet will become loose. Since most carpet nowadays is not installed properly this is an even bigger problem. Loose carpet wears faster and can even develop ripples and visible wrinkles. The only way to deal with this is to have an installer re-stretch it. This can be pricy but it is the only way to deal with the problem.
Another common problem is static electricity. This can be a real pain especially in the winter months. To deal with static you can try purchasing a dehumidifier to stabilize the moisture content in the air. Another alternative is to have your local carpet cleaner apply an anti-static treatment. This is the most effective way to solve the problem but you will likely have to have the treatment reapplied every six to twelve months.
One final problem you might have with your carpet is sun fading. This mostly affects nylon carpet that is not solution dyed and is of a bright color. The best way to deal with this is by preventing it from happening. To do that you can limit the sunlight that reaches the carpet by installing blinds, curtains or sun blocking window screens. Another alternative is to have your carpet cleaning company apply a UV blocker to the carpet itself.
Hopefully these tips will be of use to you in maintaining your homes carpets. By just following a few basic tips you can greatly increase the life of and the enjoyment of your homes carpeting.