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Common Winter Problems That Are Making Your House Dirty

repairsThe winter season brings its fair share of problems for homeowners and apartment dwellers alike. Because the weather outside is frightful, you and your family spend most of your time indoors where it’s warm.

Unfortunately, staying indoors more often will also impact the wear and tear of your living space. To help you keep your home in its best possible shape, here are some of the most common winter housing issues related to dirt and grime.

Mud stains on the carpet

Winter is a wet season, which means you’re not only tracking in snow and water but also mud. If you’re not careful, that mud can leave a stain on your carpet you won’t be able to get out.

Take carpet-saving precautions by using an outdoor mat to keep dirt and mud out of your house this winter. You can also use an indoor mat by the door and a tray for boots and other shoes.

Dry and dusty air

You’re more likely to stay indoors during the winter and so are your pets. This can increase how much dust and dander is collected in your home. Be sure to wipe down your house at least twice a week and to replace your HVAC system filters regularly.

Dry air is also a common winter problem. If you’ve been noticing static in your home or you’ve been suffering from respiratory issues, consider investing in a humidifier.

Strange carpet odors

Your carpet can soak up a lot of the dirt and dust that makes its way through your home. If left uncleaned, your carpet can end up with some strange smells that can throw off the scent of your whole house.

Give your carpet a good vacuuming twice a week to keep these odors at bay. It may be a good idea to call a professional carpet cleaning service if the odor doesn’t go away.

Do you need carpet odor treatment or carpet repairs?

It’s important to have your carpet professional cleaned at least once a year because direct, allergens, stains, and odors can build up over time. This can be more noticeable during the winter season when you and your family are bundled up indoors.

Williams Carpet Care provides carpet repairs, odor treatment, upholstery cleaning, and tile cleaning to keep your home looking great all year round. To learn more about our professional carpet cleaning services, contact Williams Carpet Care today.