In the wintertime, we tend to spend more time indoors. It’s also flu season, so there are a lot of germs going around. All of this can lead to dirty carpets that can make us and our families sick, not to mention detract from the beauty of our homes.
Luckily, there are some simple steps that you can do to keep your carpets cleaner and your family healthier this winter.
You should vacuum regularly anyway, but bump up your vacuuming this winter. This will help you stay on top of the dead leaves and other crap that gets dragged in this time of year. Plus, the more time you spend indoors, the more opportunity there is to spill crumbs or otherwise get your carpets dirty. Vacuuming every few days will help you stay on top of this.
Take your shoes off at the door
This is a good tip any time of year but it’s especially important during the winter, since the wet weather can lead to your shoes carrying in more mud than normal. Take your shoes off right when you enter your home, and store them by the door so you don’t have to wear them around the house at all. You might want to get a mat to dry them on so they don’t get your floor all wet.
Make sure your pet gets outside
Your dog probably doesn’t want to go outside in the cold any more than you do, but it’s important to still give them regular potty breaks even when it’s cold. Not taking your pet outside can lead to pet urine accidents on your carpet. Not only are these spots stinky and a pain to clean, but they also allow bacteria to flourish in your home. Gross. Luckily, if your pet does have an accident in the carpet, pet urine removal experts can help you remove the evidence for good.
Use your tree skirt
This time of year is also when the Christmas tree goes up! Christmas trees are wonderful, but they can shed and make a huge mess. That’s what tree skirts are for (did you know they serve a purpose beyond looking pretty?). When you set up your tree, be sure to put out your tree skirt to collect all of the fallen needles, instead of letting your tree shed all over your carpets. As a bonus, tree skirts are a beautiful touch to Christmas decor!
Get your carpets professionally cleaned
It’s important to vacuum, but your household vacuum can’t remove all of the germs that build up in your carpets this time of year. A professional carpet cleaner, on the other hand, will be able to remove allergens and bacteria from your carpets, leaving your home healthier, and making your family less likely to get sick this winter. If you’re in the Virginia Beach area, the carpet cleaning experts at Southside Chem-Dry can help you have cleaner and healthier carpets!
A little extra care during the winter can make your home cozy, clean, and healthy this winter for your whole family to enjoy!