Winter Carpet Cleaning Tips

With winter here and the holiday season upon us, it is extra important to make sure our home’s carpets are as clean as they can be. Nothing is more embarrassing than hosting an event with a dirty or stained carpet that no one will want to be on. The winter time is especially a good time to get a good carpet cleaning because of all the dirt and debris that can get dragged into the home and reside in your carpets. Snow melting and ice slipping materials such as dirt, ice melt, sand or kitty litter can all get on carpets as they stick to the bottom of shoes. Here are three carpet cleaning tips for this winter.

3 Carpet Cleaning Tips For Winter

Entrance Mats

Whether you have a home, apartment, condo, business, etc. you will want to have an entrance mat. By having entrance mats you are already preventing your home and carpet from getting dirty from outside elements. Entrance mats will trap moisture, dirt, and rock salt which all can damage a carpet. The biggest threat to your carpet’s longevity is the presence of dirt. The more dirt that is tracked onto your carpets the faster your carpet fibers will degrade. Lengthen the life of your carpet by stopping dirt and debris from getting on your carpet with the use of an entrance mat.

Increase Vacuuming

When it comes to the holiday season, home cleaning increases to make sure everything is perfect for holiday parties. One cleaning technique that works great and is likely increased during the winter months is vacuuming, and there are two reasons this increases. Vacuuming increases because you can remove any outside debris, but you can also improve the air quality of your home and room the carpet is in. Carpets act like sponges when it comes to odors as they absorb dust, dirt, and allergens in the air. This is something to keep in mind during the winter as there is more dust build-up that creates a stuff and unpleasant environment. By increasing the amount you vacuum your carpet in the winter, you will remove dust and dirt that is trapped in the fibers of your carpet and improve your space’s air quality.

Shampoo & Steam Cleaning

Carpet shampooing and steam cleaning provide a deeper and thorough cleaning. While vacuuming is great for “on the surface” cleaning, shampooing and steam cleaning will clean the areas you may have missed. Steam cleaning involves hot water extraction which removes the dirt and allergens. Shampooing will brighten the colors of your carpets to make sure they look new regardless of their age. Doing these cleaning tips can prevent discoloration on your carpet as they remove ice melters which affect the color of your carpet if not treated or removed.

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