Households that have pets, or little ones, or both, can quickly show the signs of wear and tear. Professional carpet cleanings can be expensive and inconvenient, but also a necessary procedure. Here some tips to keep them looking great after you have had your carpets professionally cleaned.
- Have you thought about strategic area rugs? Many high traffic areas become dirty due to the amount of travel that they receive, with an area rug, such as a runner, placed in these areas, your carpets will continue to look great. Area rugs over carpets require padding under them to prevent slipping and moving out of place.
- Become a "shoe-free" house. Having family and visitors alike leave their shoes at the door is a strategy that will cut down on the amount of dirt that is brought into the house, and subsequently onto the carpet. Providing slippers to guests can help them feel more comfortable without their shoes!
- Spot clean any mishaps immediately. If there is a spill or the family pet has an accident, be sure to clean it up immediately. Follow up your regular cleaning with a spot cleaner that is designed specifically for the stain type, this will help to minimize any discoloration. Unfortunately, pet accidents tend to happen in the same area.
- Use high traffic rug cleaners when necessary. Many home cleaning lines include a high traffic foam cleaner that can be effective in extending the look of a freshly cleaned carpet. Use one of these foam cleaners on a regular basis to help keep the dirt from accumulating in high-traffic areas of the home.
Carpets will get dirty, but with these tips, you can extend the time between professional cleanings while keeping your home looking great!