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How Can I Keep My Carpet Clean During The Winter?

cleaningHardwood floors may be a popular trend right now, but it’s no secret Americans love carpeted flooring. In fact, carpets make up 51% of the U.S. flooring market.

 

But, caring for your carpet can be a little tricky during the winter months. Like the air filters on your HVAC system, your carpet will be putting in a lot more work during the cooler season because you’ll be spending more time indoors.

 

So what can you do to keep your carpet looking (and feeling) clean during the most wonderful time of the year?

 

Make sure your entryways are clean

 

Many folks don’t realize how much your home’s immediate surroundings can have a major impact on your carpet. Approximately 75% of people admit that they’ll walk on carpeting while wearing outdoor shoes.

 

If there are leaves, debris, dirt, or mud on your front or back porches, that mess can easily be tracked inside by family members and guests. Keep these areas clear with a broom and consider putting down some outdoor mats.

 

Mats are great because they provide an area for people to kick off the grime from their shoes before they come inside and lay a foot on your carpet.

 

Have a plan for your pets

 

It’s good to get in the habit of taking off your shoes at the entryway before coming inside your house to protect your carpet, but it’s also important to create a plan for your pets.

 

When coming in from a walk, your dog may have dirt on their paws and that dirt can easily turn into mud during the winter months.

 

Get in the habit of having your dog wait just inside the door while you get a cloth to wipe their feet and, in some cases, their fur. Longer dog hair can drag along the ground or brush up against bushes and trees.

 

Use professional carpet cleaning services

 

It’s recommended to vacuum your home’s carpet at least twice a week, or more if you have a pet. But sometimes vacuuming may not be enough when it comes to keeping your carpet as clean as possible during the winter months.

 

Williams Carpet Care offers a variety of services including carpet cleaning, grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and odor treatment to make your home’s flooring good as new. To learn more about our professional carpet cleaning services, contact Williams Carpet Car today.