It’s a New Year and that means it is time for New Year’s resolutions. Is this the year you stop that bad habit of yours or workout more or drink less caffeine? Maybe 2016 is the year to try a new hobby or learn a new skill? Or maybe 2016 is the year to focus on your home and your carpet.
Here are a few Carpet Cleaning New Year’s Resolutions to help maintain the quality and beauty of your carpet and protect your investment throughout 2015:
No Shoes Indoors
Often times, the biggest threat to your floor and carpet isn’t what’s in your home, but rather what’s outside of it. Do your best to keep dirt and contaminants from entering your house and reaching your carpet in 2016 by requiring that family and guests remove their shoes before entering the main area or any carpeted areas of your home.
It’s estimated that shoes are responsible for 60% of the dust, carcinogens and pesticides brought into a home.
Another recommendation to help keep the dirt out is to purchase door mats for all the entrances of your home. If you are uncomfortable with requesting that guests remove their shoes before entering your house, at the very least they can be sure to scrape the bottom of their shoes on your new door mats.
Do you have a set vacuuming routine? You should. Vacuuming is the easiest and most efficient way to maintain the quality of your carpet. It is recommended that you vacuum heavier traffic areas at least once a day, medium traffic areas at least twice a week and low traffic areas at least once a week.
Vacuuming helps prevent soils from penetrating deep into the carpet fibers and wearing down the fibers in the process.
Did you know that soaps and chemicals for cleaning carpet can be part of the problem instead of part of the solution? Soap left behind in carpet will attract clusters of soil and dirt, while chemicals can be abrasive to the carpet fibers and cause health problems for you, your children and your pets that are closer to the carpet surface.
There are several safe alternatives to store-bought chemicals and soap you can use in 2016 to clean your carpet, including water, white vinegar and club soda. You should see the same results with no risk to damaging your carpet or putting your health in danger.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
It’s recommended that you have your carpets cleaned by a professional at least once, if not twice, every 12 months. Carpet cleaning professionals have the tools and experience to remove tough stains and clean deep into the carpet fibers.
Be sure to hire a carpet cleaner in Waukesha that uses no harsh chemicals or soap in their process, like Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield. Excessive soap and water used by traditional steam cleaners can lead to mold growth and other allergens in your carpet.
Champion Chem-Dry uses 80% less water than steam cleaners and no chemicals, resulting in cleaner and healthier carpets that are dry within hours instead of days.
To schedule and appointment with Champion Chem-Dry, visit championchemdry.com or call (414) 545-7900 today. Their friendly customer service staff can answer all your questions and provide a hassle-free estimate.