Keeping your carpets clean might feel like an impossible task, especially if you have kids, pets or live in a muddy, dusty or rocky climate. But don’t give up. You can take steps to keep your carpet clean and looking great without spending too much time or money. You can keep your carpets looking fresh and clean all year with these six simple tips.
1. Cover It
Protect your carpets in high traffic areas by putting down area rugs. Place larger runners down hallways and high traffic areas. Get smaller rugs to go in front of doors to encourage people to wipe their shoes and to catch debris before it enters your house. Remember to vacuum these rugs regularly or shake them out outside.
2. Vacuum Routine
Regularly vacuuming your carpets will keep dust and dirt from building up and causing stains, discoloration or damaging the carpet fibers. Set a weekly vacuum routine to get the most out of this strategy.
3. Prevention: Shoes Off
Keep dirt from accumulating in the first place by instituting a no shoes policy for your house. Set up a shoe tree, basket or other organizer at the front and back doors to make adhering to this policy easier for family and guests.
4. Spot Clean
Take care of small stains and spots immediately after they occur by using spot cleaner. This will prevent the stain from setting and prolong the life of the carpet fibers.
5. Odor Control
Sprinkling a deodorizer or baking soda over the rugs before vacuuming can reduce carpet odors, especially from pets.
6. Steam Clean
Call in the professionals for a full carpet steam cleaning once or twice a year. More frequent steam cleaning can cause excessive wear on the carpet fibers.
Robert Matheka is the Owner of Kala Construction Inc.., a leading water damage remediation. and restoration services provider in Ontario, CA. Our services include extraction of water and drying out the structure by using special extraction equipment, air movers, and dehumidification equipment to restore your property back to normal after a disaster.