Keeping Carpets Clean in the Summer
Summer is full of activity: kids coming in and out all day long, neighborhood parties, graduation parties, weddings, baby showers, family reunions, holiday celebrations, and family coming to stay for a visit. During these busy yet fun-filled days your house can take a beating and see a few large messes.
A professional carpet cleaning can get you ready for the constant stream of kids, guests, and parties. It will bring a new level of clean that will have your home ready to receive all types of guests. Make sure to have the carpet cleaner apply a stain guard to help prevent stains from soaking into the carpet and make them easier to spot treat so that you can get back to enjoying your activities.
After your professional cleaning and until the next one you can keep your carpet looking its best with these tips:
Remove Shoes at the Door
The largest source of dirt and debris on the carpet is tracked in from the outside on the soles of our shoes. Having everyone remove their shoes at the door will reduce the amount of dirt significantly. Make it easy for guests with signage, a designated place to keep their shoes, and some light socks or flip flops that have never been outside to wear around the house.
Vacuuming is the best thing you can do on your own to keep your carpets clean. Make sure to do it on a regular basis, not sporadically when it seems like the floor could use a cleaning, for best results. Ideally, you should be vacuuming once or twice per week.
Clean Spills ASAP
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Get to stains as soon as they happen. Even with a stain protector applied your carpet is not stain proof. Make sure to test new cleaners on unseen areas first and always blot never rub.
Take the Party Outside
The best way to keep foot traffic at an all time low inside the home is to have people hang out outside. Go soak up some vitamin D and enjoy that yard. Kids will have more room to play and will be able to get more active outside. Having parties out in the yard will allow you to be more carefree about food and drinks especially if something spills.
For more great carpet cleaning tips and tricks feel free to browse our blog. If you need help getting your carpets in shape for all the summer festivities make an appointment with All Kleen.