In our most recent carpet cleaning tip we recommended removing your shoes before entering your home in order to prevent dirt and grime buildup. The theme of prevention continues today with another tip that should help stop dirt at the door.
One of the best preventive measures a home or business owner can implement to protect their carpet or flooring (and guests and customers from slipping on smooth surfaces) is to strategically place door and entrance mats around all of the entryways.
Placing Welcome mats and door mats at the front and back doors of a home or the entrance to a business is definitely not a new concept, but the benefits should not be understated. It’s been reported on CleanLink.com that the presence of a door mat can prevent up to 98% of the debris and dirt from outdoors from entering the main interior of your home or business.
This means that roughly only 2% of the potential dirt will reach your carpet and 2% is a much more manageable amount to maintain, clean and remove and will do much less damage to the carpet fibers. Less dirt in your carpet means more time in between necessary professional cleaning and the potential to extend the lifetime of your carpet investment. Therefore, the simple purchase of a $20 door mat could save you hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of your carpet.
However, it doesn’t stop at just purchasing and placing the mat in front of your door. You will also want to properly care for and maintain the mat just as you would your carpet. This means routine, if not daily, vacuuming of the mat. Cleaning the mat allows it to better trap incoming dirt, toxins and contaminants and should increase the lifetime of the mat as well.
A strategy of both removing your shoes at the doorway of your home and placing mats where need be should incredibly reduce the amount of dirt entering your home.
Overtime, roughly once every 12-18 months, you will still want to hire the services of a professional carpet cleaner in Kenosha in order to deep clean dirt created from dust and other materials within your home as well as the small percent that enters from the outdoors.
Nature’s Way Chem-Dry in Burlington provides green cleaning services, free of soap, harsh chemicals and other toxins to offer results unmatched in the industry. Not only will Nature’s Way Chem-Dry effectively clean your carpet, but they will be more than happy to clean any door mats or area rugs present at the time of the appointment, just be sure to ask them.