Summer is coming to an end. This means your house is a little more empty with kids back in school and all the summer vacations have come to an end. Maybe you have noticed with all the kids gone that your carpet looks worse than it was when summer started. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry wants to give you a few tips on how to take care of your carpet at the end of summer.
Is it OK to Wear Shoes on Carpet?
Summer is a great time to be outside. Kids are home, they will be running in and out of the house all the time. When you have dirty shoes and you walk on the carpet, all that dirt that is on the bottom of your shoes will get lodged into the carpet or rugs. Making your carpets and rugs dirty. Depending on the color of your carpet you may not even realize how dirty it is. Placing a mat in the front of your door can really help collect the dust and dirt from your shoes before they get brought into your house onto your carpet. Even better, remove your shoes and just wear socks before you step on the carpet. This could really help keep your carpets clean.
Vacuum Carpet Often
During the summer, life is very busy with kids being home and being on vacation, so sometimes the housework such as vacuuming is left too long before it is done. Summer is coming to an end, now is a great time to get back into a routine of vacuuming your house on a regular basis. When you choose a vacuum, you want to make sure you get a high-quality vacuum, one that has a HEPA filter. This filter will collect dust instead of sending it back into the air.
Treat Carpet Stains
With kids at home, this can bring stains onto your carpet, some stains are worse than others. When you find a spill on your carpet you want to try to clean it up as quickly as possible. Start blotting the area with an absorbent cloth. This will hopefully pick up a lot of the liquid that has been spilled. You can try home removal methods, but many times this causes more damage to the carpet. The best solution you can do is call a professional to come and clean your carpets before the spill turns into a stain
Deep Carpet Cleaning
Your carpet has been through a lot this summer with kids and vacations. If it has seen sand from the beach or dirt from the mountains, your carpet will collect it all. A great thing you can do after summer is over, kids are back in school, and vacations are done; is call a professional to come and clean your carpets. Professionals use powerful deep cleaning machinery that can get dirt, dust, and stains out of your carpet. With regular vacuums, they cannot do the same thing.