How to Keep Your Carpets Clean During the Spring Snow!
Colorado Spring Snow is upon us! This means more snow, and that means hidden threats to your carpet in the form of road salt, dirt, and rocks that get stuck in the snow and then tracked into your house. Look down and you’ll see one of the biggest threats to your carpet – that’s right – your feet! Well, your shoes more specifically.
While the potential damage to your carpet is highest at this time, there are things you can do to protect your carpets during this snow season. One of the best ways is to get a Rocky Mountain Clean Pro Carpet Cleaning scheduled. We use cleaning agents that are safe for your kids and your pets, and if you get yours scheduled soon your carpets can be cleaned in time for the summer bare feet!
Until we arrive, here are five ways you can protect your carpets this spring from the dangers your shoes bring in with them.
- Vacuum regularly.
You may not realize how much dirt, salt, and rocks you track inside on the bottoms of your shoes. Those rocks can tear apart the fibers of your carpet. The sooner you can get those little carpet irritants out of your carpet, the healthier your flooring is!
It’s a good idea to vacuum your carpet weekly in high traffic areas, and monthly in low traffic areas. Make sure to invest in a quality vacuum. Especially if you have really high pile carpet, you’re going to thank yourself later if you choose a vacuum that’s built for the job.
- Invest in a good rug for your doorway.
You’ll need two rugs, actually. A sturdy, bristly type of one for the outside portion of your doorway (make sure people are in the habit of wiping their feet on it!), and a softer, but still sturdy one, for just inside the door. Put a quality area rug pad for your floor rugs to help extend the life of your area rugs as well.
Rugs protect your carpet from taking the brunt of foot traffic throughout the year, but especially in the snow and rainy seasons. They’ll absorb most of the snow as it melts and will prevent that tricky road salt and rocks from getting stuck in the carpet right next to your door. It also has an added benefit of making your entryway look a little more inviting when you first enter!
Be sure to keep your rugs clean too! You can vacuum them when you vacuum the rest of your floors, and you can even wash them on a monthly basis too. Be sure to check the “care” instructions on the tag of your rug before doing so, however, because some rugs require dry cleaning.
- Have a designated spot to put your shoes.
It’s always easier to protect your carpets in the snow season if you can limit the square footage that’s getting damaged. One of the best ways to do that is to have a designated area for your family and friends to place their shoes when they come inside.
Ideally, that spot is protected with a shoe tray or a very thick rug that can take the beating when the snow melts off of those shoes! Keep that designated shoe spot close to the door so that nobody has to walk very far into your house to remove their shoes and put them in the designated area.
This may be difficult to enforce at first, but be firm. The lifetime of your carpets depends on it!
- Call Rocky Mountain Clean Pro.
If you’ve done your best and the carpets still look a little tired, or even if you would just rather trust us with the care of your carpets, give us a call! You can trust us to do the best job in town because we are locally owned and operated and dedicated to our community..
Keep in mind, around spring we may be booked up to 3 weeks in advance, so if you’re thinking you would like your carpets fresh and clean before guests come over for summer, book your cleaning now!