Try these DIY strategies to deep-clean carpets

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Learning how to deep clean carpets can help homeowners, as vacuuming is not enough to keep carpets in top form. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – What’s underfoot in a home can go a long way toward making residences comfortable and aesthetically appealing. A study of homebuyer preferences using data from the National Association of Realtors found that 54% of homebuyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood flooring. But that doesn’t mean that carpeting doesn’t still have its devotees. In 2019, the real estate firm Opendoor installed nearly 1 million yards of carpeting in its homes. Houzz said that, in 2018, 17% of renovating homeowners purchased carpets and 50% purchased indoor rugs. Carpeting and rugs can offset some of the shortcomings of hardwood, providing a softer texture that makes for a better landing spot for active young children. However, carpets will require more maintenance than hardw
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