The cooler winter months have arrived in Florida, so you, your family and pets are most likely spending more time and energy inside the house. This could mean two things for your home’s carpet. One, more foot traffic than during the warm summer months. Two, your pets may mistake your floor for the restroom.
Luckily, there are many ways you can protect your carpet during the cold winter months. Here are 5 ways you can keep your home or office carpets clean all winter long.
• Go Shoeless
Removing your shoes before entering the house will greatly reduce the amount of staining and wearing that your carpet must endure.
• Vacuum and Spot Clean
As you notice more stains coming in, make sure you clean it up before it becomes a bigger problem. Vacuuming dirt away will guard against ground-in stains, and regular spot-cleaning will keep stains from setting in.
• Use Mats
Use a good, sturdy outdoor mat that your family and guests can use to stomp or wipe any loose dirt off their shoes before entering. You could also have another mat or rug to stand on while either removing shoes or at least inspecting them. This will protect your carpet from all the dirt and grime that comes off shoes.
• Maintain Outdoor Surroundings
Sometimes we forget about the immediate outdoor surroundings of our doorways can affect the cleanliness of our indoors.
• Get a Professional Carpet Cleaning
No matter how hard you try to keep out stains, your carpet can fall victim to the season. A professional carpet cleaning will keep your carpets looking like new by the time spring rolls around.