How to Keep Your Carpets Clean

April 30th, 2013

Each season brings its own cleaning challenges, the winter and spring can be a wet, sloppy time.  Summer and fall is perfect for tracking sand, dirt, and leaves into your home.  Over its life, your carpet takes a lot of wear.  To keep your carpet in good shape, follow a few simple reminders to maintain your home’s flooring.

  • Use a doormat.  Wiping your feet before entering your home will help reduce the amount of dirt tracked in.Stairs carpet - Houzz - Stonewood, LLC
  • Remove your shoes.  Have your family and friends remove their shoes when they come into your home.  Our shoes collect a lot of dirt and germs throughout the day, so try to leave your footwear in the garage or in the entry.
  • Vacuum regularly.  Kids, pets, and foot traffic wear a carpet quickly.  It seems like a chore, but it is a simply step that should be completed daily to keep dirt and pet hair to a minimum.
  • Clean spills quickly and appropriately.  Generally, you want to blot stains – not rub them.  Great knowledge is learning how to treat a multitude of stains and having a stain cleaner on hand.  The longer you wait to clean a stain, the harder it will be to remove.
  • Call a professional.  Getting your carpet cleaned and deodorized once or twice a year will help carpets looking clean and smelling fresh.

Life gets busy, but taking simple measures to keep our home clean and maintained is always worth it!