Spring Means Muddy Floor - Here's How To Protect Carpets
Spring Means Mud. Here's How to Protect Carpets
Spring is a beautiful time of year but comes with challenges, mainly keeping carpets clean. Mud is everywhere in the spring; no matter how careful you are, someone always manages to track it in. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your carpets from muddy tracks and keep them looking their best!
Utilize a Doormat
The first line of defense against muddy tracks is a good doormat. Placing a doormat at every entrance to your home can go a long way toward keeping mud and dirt at bay. Encourage your family and guests to wipe their feet before entering your home to help to prevent mud and dirt from being tracked onto your carpets.
Remove Dirty Shoes
Another way to protect your carpets is to ask everyone to remove their shoes before entering the house. A no-shoes policy in place during the wet spring season will keep mud and dirt off your carpets and help keep your floors clean.
Clean Your Carpets Regularly
Regular cleaning is essential for protecting your carpets from muddy tracks. Vacuum your carpets regularly to remove tracked dirt and debris that has been tracked in. You should also consider professionally cleaning your carpet at least once a year; spring is the perfect time to do so! This cleaning will remove any deep-down dirt and stains that may be lurking in your carpets.
Taking Care of Stains
Of course, even with these preventative measures, accidents can still happen. If a person or a pet tracks mud onto your carpets, staying on top of it is essential to prevent the stain from setting in. Start by allowing the mud to dry completely, then use a stiff brush to free up the dried mud and thoroughly vacuum until there is no more debris.
Once you've removed as much dirt as possible, mix one teaspoon of mild detergent with a cup of warm water and use a clean white cloth to blot the stain. Be sure to work from outside the stain towards the center, so you don't spread the stain further. Continue blotting until the stain is gone or until you aren't lifting any more mud color.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
While DIYs can help remove mud stains, it's important to remember that surface cleaning is only the first step in keeping your carpets clean. To protect your carpets, you should have them professionally cleaned regularly. Professional carpet cleaning can remove dirt, stains, and odors that surface cleaning can't, leaving your carpets looking and feeling like new.
The professional carpet cleaners at Zerorez are the best in the business and can handle all your carpet cleaning needs! We utilize state-of-the-art cleaning tools and our patented Zr Water solution that won't harm your carpet fibers. We are committed to your satisfaction, so if our cleaning is not up to your standards, we will come back and clean it again.
Muddy tracks can be a real challenge during the wet spring season. However, with some effort and preventative measures, you can keep your carpets looking their best. Here's a quick summary of all our tips:
- Utilize doormats at every entrance
- Ask people to remove their shoes
- Vacuum regularly
- Act quickly to pick up mud and stains
- Have professional cleaning done once or twice a year