Now more than ever we need to be sure that our homes in Birmingham are a clean, safe environment for us to be in. Since we are all spending much more time at home, it is a good idea to evaluate a part of your home that can harbor dust, dirt, soil, dander, mites, and other harmful bacteria – your carpet. Soil, sand, grit, and grime can all build up in your carpets over time, causing damage to your carpet and making your home unhealthy. At Chet’s cleaning, we know how important it is to stay home right now, and we also know how important it is to have clean carpets in our homes. Here are some things you can do to help make your home and carpets more healthy and clean.
Protect Your Carpets With Coverings
Highly trafficked areas, like entryways, are exposed to extra dirt and debris. Rugs are great resources to not only make your home look more welcoming, but to also protect and cover the carpet in those highly trafficked areas. Rugs will still need to be vacuumed, cleaned, and cared for regularly, but it is much easier and affordable to replace a rug than to replace damaged carpet. If you have chairs with wheels on them in your home office space, you should consider laying down clear mats to protect your carpets from the pull of the wheels. These mats also make maneuvering on carpets easier, and will help protect the carpets from the strain of the wheels. Any time you can cover your carpet, whether with rugs or mats, you will protect them and extend their longevity.
Routine vacuuming is one of the most effective ways to keep your carpets clean and make them last longer. Surface dirt and dust can get embedded deep into the fibers of your carpets, and when those particles are not removed frequently, they will only build up and push deeper into the carpet fibers. Depending on the amount of debris in your home, you may need to vacuum daily, but you should at least vacuum 2-3 times a week to keep your carpets clean and looking refreshed. Clean carpets contribute to a clean and healthy home.
Have Products On Hand To Clean Up Any Spills Right Away
Spills that sit and are allowed to penetrate into the carpet will cause stains and trap dirt in them. Stains are unsightly, uninviting, and greatly decrease the lifespan of your carpets. Be sure that you have cleaning products on hand so that any spills can be cleaned up right away. Since all stains are not easy to remove, they are easier to prevent if you handle them quickly.
Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned On A Regular Basis
Professional carpet cleaning ensures that more allergens, mold, bacteria, microorganisms, and soil are removed from your carpet than by vacuuming alone, or trying to clean your carpets on your own. Over time, dirt, dust, and allergens will accumulate in your carpet and get embedded in its fibers. Vacuuming only removes surface dirt, so all the debris that has become embedded in your carpet remains there. Some of these allergens may build up so much that they begin to contaminate the air you breath. When these contaminants find their way into the air, they can cause respiratory problems and allergic reactions. Professional carpet cleaners are able to kill these allergens and remove them from your home so that they are no longer a health threat. With the use of professional equipment, they can get your carpets fully cleaned and sanitized. Let Chet’s Cleaning make your carpets clean and healthy while we all do our part to stay safe in our homes.