Surprisingly, this winter has brought the rain and snow we hoped to see. Both are certainly a welcome arrival! But with real winter weather, dirt and debris have an added ability to stick to your shoes and clothes, eventually transferring to your carpet. Preferred Carpet Care in Redding is here to help with ideas for stain prevention and professional cleaning.
Create a Household Neutral Zone
It’s a good idea to create a place where you can remove shoes and wet clothes before they get into the rest of your home. Many households use a mudroom, entryway, garage, laundry room, or utility room as a place to remove wet coats and boots before continuing into the house. Others keep their shoes outside and use a coat rack over a set of floor mats to hang up jackets. Whichever way you prefer to do it, the goal is to avoid letting the outdoors make its way to the indoors.
Sweep Away Debris
Wind and rain often cause things like mud, leaves, twigs, and other loose debris to accumulate outside our homes on patios, walkways, porches and steps. Keeping these access areas clean reduces the possibility of things getting tracked into the home. Depending on your home’s layout, roof gutters should be directed to flow away from entry paths.
The Right Tools for Winter Carpet Cleanup
Despite best efforts, dirt and debris may still make their way into your home and onto your carpet. That’s why keeping a cleaning routine is important! Vacuum regularly – at least once a week – to make sure any pollutants do not get trampled down deeper into your carpet fibers. Our post on How to Vacuum Your Home offers great pointers for effective vacuuming. When it comes to carpet cleaners, it’s a good idea to call Preferred Carpet Care and get our help to eliminate the signs of winter on your floors.
Supporting Clean Carpet Cast
Besides maintaining your carpets directly, there are other things you can do to help keep them clean and tidy. For instance, make sure to shake out and reposition area rugs so they do not accumulate debris. Replace the air filters in your climate control system to reduce the number of particulates in your home – the less particulates in the air, the less can settle into your carpets. This especially applies if you use a fireplace.
Of course, the best thing you can do is to get your carpets professionally cleaned. Preferred Carpet Care uses powerful equipment to clean your carpets thoroughly, with methods and training certified by the IICRC (institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). Give us a call, or schedule an appointment using our online form. Let us care for your carpet during the winter season – that way, all you need to do is enjoy it!
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On January 6, 2022