Spring has arrived! Snow and clouds will soon be replaced with grass and sunshine. But, even though we all can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather the season has to offer, there’s still some indoor spring cleaning to attend to.
Spring cleaning is a time to clear out your clutter, reorganize and spruce up your living space with warm and inviting colors and get your carpet looking beautiful again. Afterall, Wisconsin winters can really take a beating on your carpet with all the slush and snow that’s brought in.
Here are the Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Carpet from Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog:
10) Clean Your Cleaning Tools
First off, there’s no point in starting your spring training routine with dirty cleaning tools. You will want to change vacuum cleaner bags, clean roller brushes, soak mop heads and rinse and wash all your cloths and rags.
One of the most common carpet stains related to winter comes from ice melt and driveway salt. To remove salt stains from carpet, rugs or doormats, you can use a household vacuum cleaner or a hard bristled brush and remove all loose particles. To remove the dried stain, apply white vinegar to a cloth and blot around the stain. The vinegar should loosen the particles and have your carpet, rug or doormat looking as good as new.
The best method for cleaning area rugs in your home involves taking them outside to remove the loose dirt, something you probably want to avoid during cold weather in the winter. For smaller rugs, you can just shake the rug outside. However, for larger rugs, you will want to fold it over a clothesline or deck rail and beat out the dirt using a broom handle or stick of some sort.
7) Carpet Scraps
If you had carpets installed over the winter and have excess carpet scraps just sitting in your basement or garage, your first inclination might be to toss them out, but in actuality, now is the time to put them to use. This Old House provides several creative ways to use carpet scraps, including using them as knee pads when gardening or lining the floor of a pet cage or dog house.
Kids can’t wait to get outdoors and get dirty in the grass and mud. Unfortunately, that mud and dirt often finds its way on your carpet when they run back into the house. Adults also track in toxins and dirt on their shoes from parking lots, driveways and public areas. Be sure to implement a “no shoe” rule in your home this spring and summer and provide an area in your home where shoes can be removed prior to your family or guests walking on your carpet.
Most importantly, you will want to call a professional carpet cleaner in Waukesha to deep clean your carpet and have it looking fantastic for the warm months ahead. There’s no substitute for the expertise and results a carpet cleaner can provide.
Call Nature’s Way Chem-Dry in Burlington at (262) 995-3249 for exceptional service and green-certified methods that result in drier, cleaner and healthier carpets in your home. Carpet dries in 1-2 hours and no soap, residue or harsh chemicals are left behind.
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