In the summer, carpets can take a beating from the wear and tear of activities such as family visits, cookouts, and children home from school all day. Although, you may be spending much more time outdoors, it does not mean that your house is going to stay cleaner. Unfortunately, running in and out of the house can actually bring more dirt into the house than you would expect. So, here are 5 Tips to help keep your Carpet Clean this Summer in Birmingham, AL.
1. Regular vacuuming
Regular vacuuming is key to removing dust, dirt, and allergens from your rugs. So, vacuum often, or at least once a week. If you have children or pets, or have lots of guests, you may need to vacuum more often. And, sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet before vacuuming for an inexpensive way to absorb odors.
2. Shoes off
An easy way to keep outside dirt off your indoor carpets is to have 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.
3. Area rugs and runners
When you’re hosting an event that takes place on a porch, deck, or patio and will involve people wearing shoes and trapesing through certain areas of the home, make sure you put down mats, rugs, or runners to protect your carpet and floors. Mats and rugs will help reduce dirt and wear on the carpets in high traffic area and doormats at entrances give people a place to wipe off and/or remove shoes when they enter.
4. Hire a professional like Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners
One option for cleaning your carpets is to rent a carpet cleaning machine from your local Winn-Dixie or Walmart. While you may think this is the cheapest option, it really isn’t much cheaper than a professional carpet cleaning from Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners. After paying to rent the machine, you also need to buy the cleaning solutions and don’t forget you need to have plenty of time set aside to do the actual cleaning. If you don’t know how to work these machines, it could take you a whole day just to clean a room or two. If you call Heaven’s Best, we can come in and clean a couple rooms in about 1 hour using our specialized equipment and excellent cleaning solutions. And, we use a low moisture process, so your carpets will dry quickly, usually in about 1 hour.
The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends professional carpet cleaning at least once a year to keep your carpet fresh and clean and to extend the life of it.
5. Spend more time outside
Another simple way to keep your carpets and area rugs clean in the summer, is to close the doors to rooms in your home and to spend more time outdoors. If you are going into those rooms, you definitely will not be carrying in dirt or mud. Children playing outside in the grass keeps them from running around on indoor carpets. And if you are having a party, plan to do the entertaining outdoors to minimize the risk of stains and spills on expensive rugs and carpets. Summer time is a great time to spend time outside, playing outdoor sports and barbecuing. So, 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 call Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners at (205) 739-1880 to schedule a professional carpet cleaning. Fortunately, a professional carpet cleaning from Heaven’s Best can clean away all the signs of summer foot traffic and dirt, and with our affordable rates, it won’t break the bank. So, try these 5 Tips to keep Carpets Clean this Summer in Birmingham, AL. And, don’t forget to give Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners a call at (205) 739-1880 to schedule your yearly cleaning. You can trust Heaven’s Best to make your home look and smell fresh and clean this summer. Give us a call now at (205) 739-1880 for our current specials.