Winter brings on a special set of challenges when it comes to carpet care. Your carpet might have to deal with muddy shoes, increased moisture and a lot of debris.
Take good care of your carpet in the winter by following the tips provided below.
An essential part of carpet care during any point in the year is routine vacuuming. Routine vacuuming helps promote good air quality in the home—and with everyone spending more time indoors during the winter months, good air quality is essential.
Consider vacuuming several times per week in winter, and be sure to only use a high-quality vacuum. You can find a top-quality vacuum for a good price at most home supply stores.
Take care of spills quickly
Since you and your family will spend more time indoors in winter, there’s an increased chance of spills. Something like wine, coffee or hot chocolate can leave stains impossible to remove after they set.
After any spill, it’s usually best to blot the area with a clean rag. In the case of wine or fruit juice, you can pour club soda on top of the stain and let it sit before blotting the area again.
Many people prefer to make their own cleaning solution from white vinegar, dish soap and water. This solution shouldn’t damage your carpet and will help remove many different types of stains.
Lay down doormats
If you don’t already have mats outside your front and back doors, be sure to lay some down. Doormats will help cut back on the amount of dirt tracked throughout your home. You might even consider asking everyone to take off their shoes before entering your home.
Give your carpet a deep clean
To keep your carpets as clean as possible, give them a deep clean every now and again. You can either rent a carpet cleaner from a local home supply store or invest in your own. Just be sure to do plenty of research on any carpet cleaner you’re considering.
Consider hiring a cleaning company
Cleaning all the carpets in your home can be a lot of work, especially in the winter. If you’d like to save some time and energy, consider contacting a reputable carpet cleaning company in your area. Some carpet cleaning companies even run special deals during the winter months.
To find a good, local carpet cleaning company, do an online search and check the reviews of companies that pop up. You can also ask a trusted friend if they have any recommendations.
Contact several carpet cleaning companies, and ask for estimates. Be sure any company you’re considering is fully licensed and has years of experience.
Need new carpets?
No matter how well you take care of your carpets, they can start to fade over time. If you want new carpeting for your home, pay a visit to Crowleys Homeworks. We have a huge variety of beautiful and durable carpeting options to choose from, so you’re sure to find something perfect for your home!