Homeowners should have their carpets professionally cleaned at least once per year. Most people wait until spring but cleaning in the autumn or winter can actually offer more benefits. Once the carpet is cleaned, the challenge of winter carpet maintenance is to keep it clean by preventing ice and snow from getting tracked into the house.
One simple reason is that you will have your pick of dates and times. This means if you’re planning a big holiday party, you can get your carpets cleaned the day before with no worries about scheduling conflicts. Your home will look beautiful for the holidays.
A second reason is that airborne allergens are not as prevalent during these months. This means that cleaning now will remove the dust and allergens from the spring and summer, giving you a clean, healthy home going into the winter months. Cleaning your carpets and maintaining your air filter are two great ways to keep your family healthier through the cold season.
Because of the lower levels of humidity during the winter months, carpets dry much faster than in spring and summer. This is a convenience, yes, but it also means there is no chance of mildew or mold getting a hold anywhere in your home. It also helps eliminate carpet delimitation, which is caused by excess moisture.
Once you’ve had your carpets cleaned, be as studious as possible about keeping them free of dirt, moisture, and debris. Dragging snow and ice into the house will put excess moisture and dirt back into the carpet fibers, which will undo the work of the professional cleaning. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to keep your carpets protected in the winter.
– Use a doormat
– Keep the humidity in your home low
– Use a garage or mudroom to store outdoor clothing
– Vacuum regularly
Call Royal Carpet Cleaning for more winter carpet protection tips and to schedule your cleaning. Spring cleaning is fine for bookshelves and cabinets, but winter is better for your carpets and furniture.