During the summer, your carpet can collect more dirt and grime than usual. Family gatherings, cookouts and graduations mean more foot traffic from guests — not to mention kids home from school all day! Pet stains and odors can especially accumulate as cats and dogs shed their winter coats. You spend more time outside with family, only to find tracked-in dirt, sand and debris on your carpet.
You may be wondering, how can I keep my carpet clean this summer? With a few handy tips for cleaning, your rug or carpet can stay in pristine condition all summer long.
Don’t let food spills, dirty shoes and pet stains get in the way of having the best summer ever. Protect and refresh your carpet, rugs and upholstery with these five summer carpet cleaning tips.
When the sun is shining, take the birthday party or family gathering outside to minimize foot traffic indoors. You can set up tables and chairs in the backyard for an al fresco meal or head over to your city park. Enjoying a get-together outdoors is the best way to avoid spills — from both kids and adults — in the house. Exercise, vitamin D and no carpet stains? It’s a win-win.
2. Keep Shoes Outside
When it’s time to go inside, make sure any dirt, grass and bacteria stay out by creating a “No Shoes in the House” rule. Ask family members and guests to remove their shoes in your foyer or as soon as they come inside. Make this rule fun for kids by providing colorful socks or slippers to wear while they’re indoors and a cubby station to store their shoes.
Hosting an outside gathering is a great way to keep your carpets clean — but your guests will need to use your bathroom eventually! Put a sturdy, coarse mat inside and outside each exterior door. These mats allow guests to wipe their shoes clean when they enter, reducing the amount of grime and moisture that gets tracked on the carpet.
During a bustling party with family and friends, a dropped ice cream cone or spilled beer might seem like cause for panic. Accidents happen, so now is the time to prepare! Stock up on natural stain remover and cloths or paper towels and store them somewhere easy to access. Be sure to treat spills and stains immediately so you can remove them from your carpet and get back to the party.
When you decide to clean your carpet this summer, choose a citrus-based carpet cleaning solution that’s safe, effective and fast-drying. At Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning, our exclusive system utilizes natural, plant-based agents boosted by orange, lemon and grapefruit extracts. Our unique, non-toxic cleaning solution and five-star customer service offer one of the most highly rated carpet cleaning experiences available in the Atlanta area.
Citrus Fresh Carpet Cleaning is proud to be a certified, preferred vendor by the Carpet & Rug Institute. As a women-owned small business with ten years in the industry, we work hard to provide a great experience for all our customers, which is why we use flat-rate pricing that’s all-inclusive — including stain and spot removal. Our top priority is to enhance your health and happiness with a citrus fresh home or commercial space.