4 Tips to Keep Your Carpet Clean in the Summer

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nearly 60 million kids are enrolled in public and private schools nationwide, and they all get to enjoy extra freedom during the summer. While that’s great for kids and families in general, it can wreak havoc on your home. Kids tend to multiply in the summer; so where there were once only one pair of pitter-pattering feet, suddenly your home may sound like it’s being overrun by a herd of cattle. The little messes easily caught before can quickly add up and become uncontrollable. Since carpet acts as a giant room air filter, good luck trying to imagine what’s lurking within those fibers without getting nauseous. Thankfully, a professional carpet cleaner in Macomb Michigan is just a call away. But here are a few tips to keep your carpet clean in the summer in the meantime.

Make Your Home a Shoe-Free Zone

Removing your shoes can greatly reduce the amount of dirt and debris in your home. And during the summer, making that habit known to seasonal guests and your kids’ friends can significantly increase the enjoyment while minimizing necessary cleanup. It’s easier to make the demand to kids than adults since many adults keep their shoes on out of habit and personal comfort. Nonetheless, the extra filth can be limited if most of your guests follow suit. And if necessary, move the party or activities outside while guests are over. That way, no shoes need to be inside.

Develop a Regular Vacuuming Habit

Carpet collects and holds onto debris and contaminants so easily that it’s essential to make vacuuming a habitual part of your cleaning routine. And since approximately 51% of the flooring market is carpet, that results in a lot of potential household filth. Of course, it’s not just food or pet dander. Dust mites, bug casings, mold spores, and trapped VOCs can lead to health issues and ongoing allergy concerns. Vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum at least once a week can limit surface dirt and help refresh carpet fibers to extend its lifespan. Vacuum more often if your home receives guests.

Invest In and Use Doormats and Area Rugs 

Even if you ban indoor shoe usage, dirt can still be problematic. Counteract a large amount by placing doormats at entryways. That act alone will help remove debris from shoes before they enter your foyer or get to the front closet. Use and place area rugs and mats throughout your home, especially in high-traffic areas to collect even more dirt. They can be picked up and shaken outside and then often tossed right in the washer to refresh and renew. Pay attention to the fabric and care instructions, however, to ensure they’ll wash well.

Hire the Professionals

You can do everything right, but life still happens. Stains, ground in dirt, and spilled food or beverages occur without regard to the difficulty they pose to the homeowner. At one point, spot cleaning may not be enough. But renting a machine and attempting to clean your carpet by yourself can actually do more harm than good. Opting for professional carpet cleaning annually can help refresh and renew your entire home while relieving personal stress. When you’re ready to have the job done right, give us a call to set up an appointment with a competent carpet cleaner in Macomb Michigan… and get ready to fall back in love with your carpet.  

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