Tips for Keeping Carpets Clean in the Summer

In the summertime, carpets can take a real beating from the wear and tear of activities such as kids in and out all day, visits from family, barbecuing and children home from school. Luckily, professional carpet cleaning by Christoff and Sons Floor Covering can clean away the summer dirt. You’ll want clean carpets for special summer events like graduation parties, family reunions and cookouts. In between professional cleaning by Christoff and Sons Floor Covering, you can keep your carpet clean and fresh by following these helpful hints.

Shoes off

An easy way to keep outside dirt off your indoor carpets is by having family members remove their shoes as soon as they come in the door. For social gatherings that take place indoors, ask guests to remove their shoes, but don’t be offended or rude if they prefer not to. Usually if one person is willing to remove their shoes at your request, the rest will follow. When a majority of the people walking through your home go shoeless, this can greatly reduce the amount of grime, dirt, grass, and moisture that gets tracked into your carpet fibers.

Area rugs and runners

When you’re planning an event that takes place on a porch, deck, or patio that will involve people wearing shoes through certain areas of the home, put down mats, rugs, or runners to reduce dirt and wear on the carpets. Runners in hallways year round reduce carpet wear in this high traffic area and placing doormats at entrances gives people a place to wipe off and/or remove shoes when they enter.

Regular vacuuming

Regular vacuuming removes dust, dirt, and allergens from your rugs and prevents excessive wear on the carpet fibers. To help absorb odors in between Christoff and Sons carpet cleaning, sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet before vacuuming. Vacuum at least once a week and more often if you’ve entertained recently.

Hire a professional

While you could rent or buy a carpet cleaning machines for deeper cleaning than vacuuming, you run the risk of damaging carpet fibers with harsh chemical detergents and hot temperatures. Spot treatments between professional carpet cleaning is always a good idea to avoid set in stains, but hire a professional to clean the carpets at least twice a year to keep them fresh, extend their lives, and protect their beauty.

Spend more time outside

An ideal way to keep foot traffic, dirt, and mud off your carpets and area rugs is by spending more time outside in the summer. Children playing outside in the grass keeps them from running around on indoor carpets and entertaining outdoors mean less risk of stains and spills on expensive rugs and carpets. We know…that’s pretty obvious, but we can all use a gentle reminder to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Summer is a time when you should be relaxing, having fun, and not stressing about dirty carpet, so trust the carpet cleaning services of Christoff and Sons Floor Covering to keep your home looking and smelling fresh and clean.