Keeping your carpets clean can be a nightmare especially if you have kids or pets. It seems like it’s a constant struggle to keep your carpets clean and stain free. There are definitely certain times of the year that are worse as well. During the rainy Spring season it seems like mud is constantly being tracked through the house. During late fall and into the winter there’s mud, snow, slush and everything else that comes with those seasons. Summer provides a wide variety of things that can be tracked in as well, but it’s usually dirt and grass.
Here are some simple tips that can help you keep your carpet clean throughout the year. These are simple tips, and not really related to actually cleaning your carpets. Nonetheless, by doing these easy little things, you’ll be taking the necessary steps to keep your carpets clean and stain free.
1. Have everyone take their shoes off at the door. Yes, as easy as this sounds and as much of a common sense tip as it is most people don’t do it. Just think of all the dirt and debris that’s tracked into your house and on your carpets when people walk through with their shoes on. I’m not just talking about when someone has mud on their shoes, or it’s been raining out. No, I’m suggesting that you have everyone take their shoes off every time they come into your house. This will keep your carpet clean and add years to it’s life.
2. Have a welcome mat or rug by your doors. Okay, some people don’t want to take their shoes off at the door it’s just not their thing. A simple way to get around this is to have a rug or entry mat at the door for them to wipe their shoes off on. Again, as simple as this sounds, it will help keep all the dirt and outside stuff off your carpets.
3. Wipe you pets feet when they come in from the outside. Pets, especially dogs, are notorious for getting into the dirt, mud, leaves, puddles and everything else when they go outside. Then when they come back into the house, they track all of this onto your nice clean carpets. Pet owners have all experienced this. Prior to letting them in the house, simply take a towel and wipe off their paws and body. This will prevent them from getting the dirt and mud all over your carpets.
These three easy steps, although most are common sense can help you extend the life and maintain the beauty and color of your carpets and rugs.