The holidays are here and you’re probably in the process of planning parties and Christmas dinners. That means more people than usual will be in your home. And that means your carpets will be taking a beating with all those wet shoes, dropped crumbs, and spilled beverages. There’s not much you can do about the accidents, but there are tips you can follow to minimize staining and ensure your carpets stay in good condition. Hiring a carpet cleaner in Metro Detroit is a good idea, both before and after all your holiday celebrations.
1. Use Floor Mats
No matter what you say to guests upon arrival, there’s always someone who sneaks in with their shoes on. If you can’t get everyone to leave their shoes at the door, you can leave floor mats both inside and outside the entryway so they can wipe their feet. This will keep a majority of the dirt out of your home.
2. Put Out Shoe Racks
Placing a shoe rack just inside your front door will prompt your guests to remove their footwear and organize all the shoes in one spot. We’ve all been to gatherings where the entryway is littered with everyone’s shoes! The top cause of traffic staining, not to mention the quick wear of carpets, is walking through the home with shoes on.
3. Care For Your Christmas Tree
If you have a real Christmas tree, make sure it gets plenty of water each day. That’s because a fully hydrated tree sheds fewer needles. Not only will you spend less time each day vacuuming up needles, this will prevent needles from getting embedded into the carpeting. It will also prevent those sharp needles from getting transferred throughout the rest of the home where they could cause abrasion and wear and tear to your carpet and upholstery fibers.
4. Vacuum Regularly
While you may be in the habit of doing a quick vacuum once a week throughout the rest of the year, you can’t get away with this at the holidays. Vacuum more often leading up to your parties to make a good impression on guests and keep excess grit from getting deep down into your carpets and furnishings. This makes them age quicker. Aim for a quick vacuum every other day.
5. Schedule a Carpet and Tile Cleaning
There are two opportunities for you to get your carpets and tile cleaned this season: before your parties so everyone is impressed with what clean floors you have, and after your parties to clean up the messes that the guests left.
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