Keep your house cleaner and healthier during the winter season with regular cleanings. In between cleanings find help with these pro tips.
Spot Clean as You Go!
We always say clean as you go, but how many of us are accomplishing this on a regular basis? Well, in the winter months, it may be especially recommended since the added winter elements can create a sloppy, slushy mess that can degrade your wood floors and damage your carpets. These impacts will most certainly need your attention with high traffic influxes during the holiday season. Therefore, spot-cleaning other messes will save you time and the stress of an overloaded cleaning schedule.
Shoes Off and Paws Wiped
For humans, we should probably exercise a ‘shoes off’ at the door policy year-round. But since we all operate differently, at least implement this rule at the start of inclement weather seasons. This is so that minimal yuck is transferred in from outside. With pets, it is a bit annoying, however a must, to wipe pet paws upon their entry from outdoors for obvious reasons.
Rugs, Mats, and Runners
Utilizing rugs, mats, and/or runners inside and outside your home will help reduce the excess debris or anything clutching to your shoes. Encouraging your family and visitors to wipe their feet upon entry will lessen the incoming load as well. Adding rugs and runners to the inside can extend the life of your carpets and flooring with less direct contact.
Frequent Vacuum Use
During the colder months, most people spend more time indoors. Accompanied by cabin fever comes dust, dander, and other particulates that accumulate and need regular removal. Vacuuming at least once a week is enough depending on if you have pets or extra guests.
Clean the Outside Entryways
It would be wise to keep the areas just outside your doors as clean and clear as possible to reduce the intrusion of unwanted muck and slush that accumulates during wet weather. This includes shoveling walkways, porches, patios, garage entry, basement slabs, and any other areas that lead to an entry point.
Hire a Professional
If you have the time to follow this advice on a regular basis, then you may be able to maintain your carpets through the wintry season. But if you are like most people these days with limited free time, you will benefit from finding an affordable and reliable carpet cleaner to keep your floors regularly and professionally clean.