The summer months are here! This means warmer weather, more air conditioning and hotter temperatures. Unfortunately, it could also mean dirtier carpets. During the summer, carpets tend to take the brunt of many activities that are popular during this time such as family get togethers, cookouts and having kids home on summer vacation. Here are 7 tips that you can use to keep them clean!
1.) Vacuum Regularly
One of the primary interventions you can implement in maintaining the cleanliness of your carpet is vacuuming frequently. Vacuuming has the capacity to remove dirt, allergens and dust from the rugs. This will also prevent any gradual wear & abrasion on the fibers of the carpet due to abrasive sand & dirt particles. In terms of how frequent you should vacuum, if children or pets are in your home, 2-3 times a week, with just a couple adults, once a week will do. If you have functions more frequently, you can vacuum more often as needed.
2.) Encourage More Time Outside
If it is warm outside, encourage your children to play outside so they do not track any dirt while they are indoors. Of course, this is an obvious tip that goes without saying, but enjoying the outdoors is an efficient, indirect way to ensure the carpet stays clean as long as possible.
3.) Remove Shoes
Whether you are inside or outside, the area of your clothing that will attract the most dust and dirt are shoes. Kindly ask people in your home to remove their shoes so that mud, dirt and other allergens are not tracked across the house.
4.) Use Doormats
A great way to protect carpets from the damage of outside is to use doormats. Doormats at entryways create a protective “walk off” area to absorb dirt. When you are purchasing a doormat, you should look for one that is made of absorbent materials that are used to remove mud, moisture and dirt, like.
5.) Use Area Rugs
Having an area rug is a big advantage when it comes to cleaning your carpet. Not only do area rugs protect your carpet from damage, but they can also enhance the beauty of your living space. This can also coincide with having guests taking off their shoes, because you can invest in mats that remind guests to wipe their feet even if they don’t want to remove their shoes. Nylon is a great abosorbent material for walk off rugs.
6.) Treat Stains Immediately
If there is one thing that you want to do if a spill or stain happens to fall on your carpet, it is to clean it effective immediately. The longer spills go uncleaned, the harder it is to remove. Baby wipes tend to be effective for blotting out stains.
7.) Get Professional Help
Carpet requires professional cleaning to remove soils, bacteria, allergens, detergent residues. You can also have a professional come out to simply “spot clean” areas that may receive more traffic & soil. A professional cleaning service can keep a carpet fresh and extend its life drastically.