How do traffic lanes happen?August 7, 2013 0 Comments
What is a premature wear pattern?
Soil, when it accumulates in a carpet acts like little knives cutting and scratching at the carpet fiber, grinding the expensive yarns down into those worthless fibers that fill your vacuum bag. The longer the customer waits between cleaning, the more damage is done. Carpet, if not maintained properly by vacuuming twice a week and professional extraction periodically, will quickly exhibit wear and unfortunately will result in those shaded, worn looking traffic lanes. This shading is considered damage and is irreversible. It is important to vacuum regularly and have carpets professionally cleaned with the factory recommended extraction method and to re-apply a carpet protector like Teflon or Scotch-Guard to heavily traveled pathways to prevent damage and extend carpet life and appearance.