4 Tips for Keeping Your Carpets Clean During the Spring
Spring is here, and with it comes challenges for keeping your carpets clean. People spend more time outdoors, which increases the dirt that is brought into the home. Rainy days create mud and other stain opportunities. It’s possible to prevent carpet stains before they start with a little preparation. Here are four tips you can use to keep your carpets clean during the spring and summer.
Use Area Rugs
One of the easiest ways to prevent carpet stains is to place extra protection around problem areas. Area rugs are an excellent way to protect carpets while adding character and color to a room. You can put them over high-traffic areas such as entryways and hallways. Area rugs are easier to spot clean than carpets. Also, they can be moved around to change up your home decor. And unlike carpeting, a stain on the area rug won't reach or damage the underpadding of the carpet.
Take Off Your Shoes
You can prevent stains on your carpets by making some useful lifestyle changes, such as taking off your shoes when you enter your home. If you’re one of the people who already do this, you may be surprised by how many people don’t. You often encounter confused stares when you ask people to take off their shoes before entering. You can encourage this behavior by setting up an area near the entryway of your where people can take off their shoes. Leaving your shoes at the door also leaves behind the dirt and stain-causing particles that are often on your shoes.
Pay Attention to Your Pets
During warmer months, pets tend to spend more time outdoors. Since your dog or cat aren't wearing shoes that can be removed, they often track mud, dirt, and grime onto your carpeting. You can buy booties for your dog that they can wear before going out for a walk. Using these keep their paws clean, and you can remove them like shoes when you get back to the house. There are also pet wipe products that are designed to safely and quickly clean your pet's paws. Pets often shed excess fur during the warmer months. You should also vacuum your carpets regularly to remove pet hair and dander that can accumulate in your carpeting and create allergy problems for some visitors. At Clean and Green, we have specialty services to help with any stubborn stains from your furry friends.
Hire a Professional to Clean Any Stains
It's possible to prevent many stains with smart planning; however, stains will inevitably occur. When this happens, it's vital to have the stain cleaned quickly to prevent it from setting. The first thing you should do is remove any debris and pat at the stained area with a carpet cleaner. Avoid making wiping motions, as that increases the area that has been stained. If a stain can't be removed by simple cleaning, it's time to use a professional carpet cleaning service, like Clean and Green carpet care. Our team has the skill, tools, and expertise to handle any stains.
If you’re interested in getting your carpets cleaned, send Clean and Green a message online to get a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.