Carpet cleaning may not be on your radar during this icy and snowy winter season. Why clean the carpets when family and guests will track mud and salt residue in each day? It turns out there are several good reasons to get your carpets professionally cleaned during the winter, and there are also steps you can add to your home cleaning routine to protect your floors and improve your health.
1. The air is dryer. This means that your carpets will dry faster after a hot water extraction cleaning method. During the summer, there is a lot more moisture in the air, and a wet carpet cleaning can lead to mold growth or mildew in the carpet.
2. There aren’t as many allergens in the air. During the summer months, the air is filled with pollen, molds, and other allergens. Removing the allergens during the winter months will help you manage allergy symptoms more effectively and keep pollen counts in your home from getting out of control. Also, you’re probably spending a lot more time inside your home than you might in warmer weather. Removing allergens, toxins, and bacteria will help you stay healthier during the winter months.
3. Cost is Lower. Because winter tends to be a slower season for carpet cleaning, we usually have specials and incentives that may not be available during the spring, summer, and fall.
Aside from obtaining a professional carpet cleaning, there are several things that you should do to keep your home and carpet in top shape.
First, use runners and area rugs whenever possible. Keeping the snow, soot, and debris off your carpet is the most effective option for prolonging the life of your carpet. When they get too dirty, you can either remove the rugs or have them professionally cleaned. We offer rug cleaning services at your home, or we are able to clean them at our office. We even offer pick up and delivery services for rug cleanings.
Second, do not wear shoes inside. Studies show that shoes are powerhouses for bacteria and toxins, and keeping them out of your living (and breathing) environment will help you remain healthier. Containing the snow/mud to one room in your home will also make clean up easier.
Lastly, have a protective coating applied to your carpet during professional cleanings. While there is an additional cost for the protective coating, it will make spills, stains, and even snow-related messes easily wiped up. Your carpet will stay cleaner and last longer.