You are probably already familiar with the term spring cleaning and for many of us spring signifies a new beginning, including getting your home spick and span for the lazy days of summer. And while preparing your home for spring is certainly important you should never neglect your home during the fall months, especially if you have family members prone to allergies. Dirt and other debris can become trapped in your carpets fibers and fall is the perfect time to get your carpets and soft furnishings cleaned and sanitized for the months ahead.
Are My Carpets as Clean as They Look?
You carpet may look clean; after all you probably walk around inside your home with clean bare feet during the summer months, right? The reality is your skin has natural oils that can be transferred to your carpet fibers when you walk across them. These oils can discolor your carpet leading to stains; you may also have dirt and other particles including dust, pet dander, and other allergens on the soles of your feet that can be ground into the carpet. These need to be removed before the cooler weather arrives and family members spend time at home.
How Much Dirt is in Your Carpet?
The cooler weather brings a different array of dirt and debris to contend with than those found during the spring months, and leaves and mud are two of the biggest offenders. Your windows will also be closed during the cooler weather which means keeping your carpets clean is especially important to maintain and improve the quality of air in your home. Clean carpets act as a filter during the fall when your doors and windows are sealed up tight. You may also want to consider getting your upholstery and other soft furnishing professionally cleaned at the same time to boost the filter effect and keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
Fall Carpet Protection
Vacuum regularly: Even if your carpets look clean, foot traffic can grind dust, dirt, and bacteria deep into the fibers of your carpets. Regular vacuuming will remove surface dirt and help preserve your carpet fibers keeping them maintained between professional carpet cleanings.
Keep the dirt outside where it belongs: The best way to maintain your carpets is to stop the dirt from coming inside to begin with. One of the best ways to keep dirt out is to invest in a quality doormat. Asking guests to remove their shoes at the door is another way to keep dirt and allergy causing debris from coming into your home.
Take care of stains as soon as they happen: Many families spend more time at home during the cooler months which mean the chance of food and drinks spills increase, especially during the holiday season when family and friends get together. When a spill happens, you will need to act quickly before the stain has a chance to set. Keep some basic supplies on hand such as soft cloths, vinegar, baking soda, and a mild detergent to clean up spills and stains as soon as they happen.
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