Over the years, you’ve worked hard on your home. You’ve invested in a couch, carpetand a soothing and inviting environment for your family members to come home to each and every day. But let’s be honest, how often do you spend time maintaining it? Many people wait until a guest’s glass of red wine has spilled on their beige carpet to give it a ‘quick fix.’ Or spaghetti sauce or dirt stain to make its way on their upholstery before they come up with a ‘game plan’ to eradicate it. Why not come up with a practical way to prevent stains before they happen? Here’s some easy tips to stop the stains before they start!
Designated Vacuum Coming Through!
In between your professional cleanings, the build-up of dirt can become embedded in your fabric. And, over time, the dirt particles can cause stains that are difficult to remove. Nothing helps protect the wear and tear of your carpets and upholstery on a daily basis more effectively than vacuuming. Making time to vacuum daily, will help get rid of the hair, dirt and allergens that can affect your family’s physical health. Consequently you’ll save money in the long run by having less frequent professional cleanings & less visits to the doctor’s office.
Stop the Shoes at The Door
Whether you’re just purchased a brand new pair of shoes for each member of your family or they’re dragging their worn out tennis shoes all over your beloved oriental rug and carpet, dirt, grime and bacteria happens. It’s inevitable. Do you want it to happen all over your carpets and affect the cleanliness of your home? By enforcing a “no shoes” rule, you can dramatically reduce the amount of stains that come into your house and as a result. Creating this simple yet effective habit not only decreases the amount of dirty footprints on your carpet but improves the health and happiness of your family!
Carpet Insurance is Carpet Protectant
The more you become aware of the risks in your home that can damage your carpets or upholstery, the more you can prepare for a defensive attack on stains before they occur! Whether you have a Persian area rug or your grandmother’s couch you want to preserve, apply a high quality protectant. Many carpets (possibly yours) have been sold with a mild carpet protectant on it; however, the protectant is short lived. The protectant temporarily shields your carpet fibers from being torn and ‘roughened up’ by the people and pets that walk over it the most. It works to reduce the effects permanent stains can leave and increases the life span of your carpet—but it is temporary, so reapplying a protectant often is necessary to keep your carpet in great shape. A good rule of thumb is to apply new carpet protectant every 6 months for optimal protection. How long has it been since you’ve applied a protectant to your carpet? Speak to one of our professionals at (608) 355-5050 for more information on our protectant products to create a shield around the fibers in your carpets and upholstery to resist soiling and staining. By keeping your protectant fresh, stains can be avoided by allowing you time to clean up spills before stains occur.