Summer Stains: How to Keep Your Carpets Clean During Outdoor Activities

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The whole family is home during the summer, running in and out of the house on various activities that bring in dust, mud, drippy towels, and soggy bathing suits. No wonder your carpet takes a hit each summer.

Keep your carpet clean by implementing summer rules for your home:

  1. Take Shoes Off at the Door: Dust from the softball fields, mud from the garden, and sand from the beach are tracked through your shoes and can penetrate your carpet, making the home uncomfortable and dirty. It’s wise to remove shoes before walking into the house to ward off any unwelcome dirt.
  2. Dry Off Before Entering: Walking through the home with a drippy swimsuit or hair makes the carpet wet, turning normal dust into mud. Always dry off instead of dripping on the carpet.
  3. Hang Wet Clothing Outside: Piles of soggy towels and wet clothes on the carpet leads to mold, mildew, and water stains. Immediately hang up wet items so they can dry faster.
  4. Wipe Up Spills the Moment an Accident Occurs: The longer a spill remains on the carpet, the higher the chances of it causing a stain. Address the spill immediately by scrubbing with soap and water and vacuuming it when dry.
  5. Vacuum Regularly: Making a daily chore of vacuuming will prolong the life of your carpet. When you remove daily grime and dirt, the carpet will not have a chance to build up with stains that cannot be removed.

When your family agrees to a set of rules for carpet upkeep, you’ll be able to make it through the summer with clean carpets. Of course, every home needs a carpet touch-up. That’s when professional carpet cleaning at the beginning and end of each summer can really make a difference.

Our carpet professionals at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning are ready to help you keep your carpets clean during the summer. When you choose professional cleaning, you can prolong the life of your carpet, keeping your home looking fresh and new. Call our owner, Scott Peterson, at (951) 303-1333 to schedule an appointment.