In the summer, carpets can take a beating from the wear and tear of activities such as family visits, cookouts, and children home from school all day. Fortunately, professional carpet cleaning from CT Solutions in Littleton Colorado can clean away the signs of summer foot traffic before special events like graduation parties and family reunions. In between professional carpet cleaning in Littleton, CO, you can help keep your carpet clean and fresh with a few helpful tips.

Take Your Shoes Off

An easy way to keep outside dirt and grime off your indoor carpets is by having family members and guests remove their shoes as soon as they come in the door.  When a majority of the people walking through your home go shoeless, this can greatly reduce the amount of grime, dirt, grass, and moisture that gets tracked into your carpet fibers.

Area Rugs and Runners

When you’re planning an event that takes place on a porch, deck, or patio that will involve people wearing shoes through certain areas of the home, put down mats, rugs, or runners to reduce dirt and wear on the carpets. Runners in hallways year round reduce carpet wear in this high traffic area and placing doormats at entrances gives people a place to wipe off and remove shoes when they enter.

Regular Vacuuming

Regular vacuuming removes dust, dirt, and allergens from your rugs and prevents excessive wear on the carpet fibers. To help absorb odors in between professional carpet cleaning in Littleton, sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet before vacuuming. Vacuum at least once a week and more often if you’ve entertained recently.

Hire a Professional

While you could rent or buy a carpet cleaning machines for deeper cleaning than vacuuming, you run the risk of damaging carpet fibers with harsh chemical detergents and hot temperatures. Spot treatments between professional carpet cleaning is always a good idea to avoid set in stains, but hire a professional to clean the carpets at least twice a year to keep them fresh, extend their lives, and protect their beauty.

Spend More Time Outside

An ideal way to keep foot traffic, dirt and mud off your carpets and area rugs is by spending more time outside in the summer. Children playing outside in the grass keeps them from running around on indoor carpets and entertaining outdoors mean less risk of stains and spills on expensive rugs and carpets. We know.. That’s pretty obvious, but this day in age, we can all use a gentle reminder to leave the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Summer is a time when you should be relaxing, having fun, and not stressing about dirty carpet, so trust the carpet cleaning services of CT Solutions to keep your home looking and smelling fresh and clean.