Try as you might, the dirtiest part of your home is probably your floors. They see the most traffic and catch much of the debris we may track in. When you have carpeting, it may be even harder to keep them looking fresh, especially if you have pets and children running around. No matter how hard you try, your carpets may still get dirtier than you can maintain.
But there is a lot you can do to help keep your carpet clean, and you should consider adding a couple of habits to keep your home looking its best. Our team at TNT Cleaning has several tips you should incorporate into your life to keep your carpets looking fresh throughout the year.
1. Don’t Wear Shoes In The House
Tracking dirt in and out of your house is especially easy when you wear your shoes while you’re home. If you have dealt with a lot of dirt and dust in your home, it might be a result of wearing your shoes in the house. To keep your carpet clean, try keeping a shoe-free household. By keeping shoes off of the floors in your home, you’ll notice your carpets look fresher for longer, and your vacuum isn’t as full when you clean.
2. Invest In Mats For Entryways
Many of the particles that get into your carpet and get it dirty come from outside of your home. Whether it’s dirt, dust, pollen, or snow salt, these particles can cause substantial damage to your carpet if you don’t take care of them. By investing in mats for entryways into your home, you have a place to wipe your shoes before entering, protecting your carpets. It is an easy way to keep debris out of your home and keep your carpet clean over time.
3. Regularly Vacuum
Carpets can get dirty quickly, and leaving the floors uncleaned can make it difficult to remove any build-up. To keep your carpet clean, you should consider creating a vacuuming schedule. Home carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week. This regular vacuuming can remove dirt, pet hair, and allergens from the fibers, keeping them looking their cleanest. It is also important that you invest in a high-quality vacuum to ensure it pulls up as much debris as possible.
4. Spot Treat Stains
Stains are always easiest to treat when they are fresh and smaller. But if you let them build up over time, they may cause long-term staining to your carpet. If you want to keep your carpet clean, you should spot-treat stains as they appear. By spot-treating stains, you can ensure that your carpet looks fresh and the appearance isn’t tarnished by spots of discoloration. You also protect yourself from the cost and frustration of a full carpet replacement.
5. Keep Food Out Of Carpeted Areas
If you have young children in your home, you likely already know how hard it is to get food and drinks out of your carpet. It is hard to prevent these kinds of stains, but an easy way to keep your carpets clean is to keep food out of any carpeted areas. It prevents you from having to quickly remove bright-colored food stains and blot liquids out of your carpet before mold or mildew forms.
6. Buy Rugs For High-Traffic Spaces
Think about the most used rooms in your home. Often, this includes your living room, dining room, and kitchen. While you may not have carpet in all of these rooms, any high-traffic room with carpet in it should also have an area rug to protect the flooring underneath. You may even want to invest in runners for hallways. These rugs will prevent staining, dirt build-up and ultimately keep your carpet clean. They also help protect the carpet against wear and tear.
7. Schedule Professional Cleaning
If you are struggling to keep your carpet clean, it is okay to reach out to a team of professionals for help. Often cleaning professionals use products that are stronger than products you can purchase in-store and have tools that can get up tough stains. Many cleaning companies recommend you get your carpet cleaned at least once a year to keep it looking its best, and it is definitely one of the easiest ways to ensure your carpet is always clean.
Keep Your Carpet Clean With TNT Cleaning
Keeping your carpets clean is easier said than done. While these habits are a great way to keep your carpet clean, they may not be the most realistic for everyone. A professional cleaning company has the time and expertise to make your carpets look great and can take the pressure off of your shoulders.
If you are looking for a cleaning company to help you keep your carpets looking their absolute best, you should work with a team of professional cleaners you can trust. Our team at TNT Cleaning has years of experience and is confident that we can make your home’s carpets look fresh and beautiful. If you would like to schedule a cleaning appointment or to speak with a member of our team, reach out today.