It’s not just moisture from the winter months that can cause havoc on your carpets. Your carpets can take a serious beating in the Spring as well. Here are some tips to keep your carpets in great condition so that you can maintain a healthy home this Spring.
No Shoes, No Problem
The weather has turned from cold and dreary to cheerful and sunny, but we still get the occasional Spring showers here in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth & Chesapeake. After all, as the saying goes ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ This means that it is especially important to take a “no shoes, no problem” approach in your home this Spring. Avoid annoying stains and mud tracks on your carpet by leaving the shoes at the door.
If you or your children have just come from outside, shoes must come off in order to prevent dirt and dust from coming in with you. Just think about it: what you walk on outside often sticks around on the soles of your shoes. And, what comes in on your shoes will typically settle into your carpet — carpet that your family relaxes on. Maintaining a clean home starts with clean carpets.
Find a large basket that everyone can leave their shoes in, and explain why you’re taking this approach. Attach a sign right above your shoe basket that kindly reminds others of your home’s shoe rule. In no time, everyone (even the teenagers) will be happy to join the “no shoes, no problem” club!
With springtime, you can expect leaves to be dragged in, an occasional bug or two — none of which you want on your carpets, but inevitably come with the Spring season. The good news is, that while you can’t control some things (like dust landing on your carpets fibers) you can control others. Daily maintenance such as spot cleaning and vacuuming can make a world of difference, and dramatically affect the health and cleanliness of your entire home.
Dust the mantle, coffee table, bookshelves, and window sills. Be on the lookout for any knick-knacks or corners of your home that attract dust bunnies. Vacuum your carpets, which only takes a few minutes a day. Be thorough when going over the most traveled patches of carpet in your home, such as where your dog or cat sleeps, or where people tend to walk the most (such as a hallway or entryway to the family room).
One of the biggest joys of Spring isn’t always about enjoying the warm weather but rather, being inside your home. Spots and stains will happen, and even with a “no shoes, no problem” approach, some mud and dirt will still make is way inside, but staying on top of it on a daily basis will keep your carpets healthy and happy.
Professional Spring Carpet Cleaning
Do you need some help with your Spring carpet cleaning? Schedule an appointment with Southside Chem-Dry online or call us at (757)471-0087 for a free price estimate! Our low moisture, quick-drying process is guaranteed to get your carpets clean in less time — so you can enjoy all that Spring has to offer, inside and out!