Carpet Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

Fall is coming to an end, which means winter is just around the corner. But it’s not all cold, snow and blustery winds. That’s right, with winter comes the holidays. Holidays are a wonderful time of year filled with good food, laughter, friends and family. But, those visitors don’t only bring their suitcases with them; they also bring messes and clean-up.

Waukesha Carpet Cleaning Blog is here to help with some carpet cleaning tips to limit the mess and the stress this holiday season. Here’s how to enjoy a happier, healthier and cleaner home this holiday season:


Place area rugs in higher traffic areas in your home, such as near the front door, at the bottom of stairs or in the traffic paths of your dining and living room. Not only will the area rugs add an element of décor to your home, they will also protect your carpet from staining, wear and tear due to the heavy traffic from guests over the holidays.


Stop the dirt right at the door and request that guests remove their shoes before they come in your home to celebrate. Shoes often have dirt, debris and oils on their soles. Not to mention wet boots from the winter snow. If guests remove their boots and shoes before entering your house, it should limit the potential of spreading dirt on your carpet.


In preparation of your guests arriving, be sure to vacuuming before a holiday party. Properly vacuuming before guests arrive will help prevent everyday dirt from accumulating and sitting your carpet, before even more dirt is brought in from holiday guests. You don’t want dirt on top of dirt.

Then, once your guests have left, be sure to vacuum right away to avoid food crumbs from sticking to the carpet and turning into mold and bacteria. Go over the heavier traffics multiple times in multiple directions to ensure each inch has been attended to.


Odds are, despite your best efforts, one of your guests, younger or older, is likely to spill a drink or liquid somewhere on your carpet. If there is a stain on your carpet, blot it with lukewarm water immediately to prevent it from sinking into the carpet pad. Follow our spot removal tips to ensure the stain doesn’t become a permanent addition to your carpet.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

If you want the cleanest carpet in Waukesha before your guests arrive, give Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield a call. Champion Chem-Dry uses the power of carbonation to pull dirt and grime to the surface of your carpet, then remove it with their Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process, recognized with a Carpet & Rug Institute Platinum Seal of Approval.

A visit from Champion Chem-Dry before the holidays will let you impress your guests with drier, cleaner and healthier carpet. And, if there are any carpet stains after your guests have left, not to worry, Champion Chem-Dry offers expert stain removal from 5 Star Master Technicians, trained to remove nearly any stain imaginable.

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