Carpet Care Tips for Winter
As the days grow shorter and colder, people will be spending more time indoors. For homeowners, this increase in foot traffic can increase the risk of carpet stains, damage, and wear. And worse of all, you’re bound to bring mud, leaves, water, and snow into your home. It’s important to develop a proactive carpet care plan to see you through the winter months and keep carpets clean. Consider the following winter carpet tips to keep your carpets and rugs clean all winter long.
Keep the outside clean
The best way to avoid dirt, water, and soils from finding their way onto your carpets and rugs is to keep the outside areas clean and maintained.
- Put fencing around grassy areas to avoid walking on soggy and wet grass/mud.
- Clean the pavements regularly to avoid bringing in mud and leaves. This will also help prevent potential slip hazards.
You’re bound to bring in wet snow and ice that can quickly melt and leaves stains and moisture on your carpet. Lay down matting around the house, particularly in the entrance areas, to scrape debris from shoes and trap moisture before it hits your carpets and area rugs.
Keep a carpet cleaning solution or ingredients ready for emergency use
No matter how many precautions you take, you’re bound to run into unforeseen soiling. Keep a carpet cleaning solution close by, or have ingredients ready for DIY carpet/ area rug cleaning. Click here to read our blog on how to clean common carpet stains.
Muddy shoes can create unsightly stains on your carpets. To avoid this, remove dirt daily with good quality, high suction vacuum daily to avoid permanent stains.
Remove salt stains immediately
If some salt does get tracked onto the carpet, remove it as soon as possible to reduce the risk of permanent staining. Use a simple mixture of water and dish soap and blot the salty area. Then blot the area again with clean water and soak up any excess moisture with a dry towel.
Get Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned
In some instances, home remedies for carpet stain removal may not be enough. This is when an experienced, professional carpet cleaning company like Duraclean should be called upon to remove dirt, detergent, stains, and moisture. The safe patented Duraclean foam absorption process eliminates over-wetting and damage to fibers and fabrics. Soil lifts out, and carpets and upholstery dry quickly.