Spills happen, and mud will eventually find it's way into your home. You need to protect your carpet from these potential threats. But how? It is difficult to avoid carpet stains, but here are a few tips that will help keep your carpet in tip-top shape.
- Vacuum much and often. When you vacuum you pull dirt out of your carpet that would otherwise eventually stain and cause your carpet to take on a grungy look.
- Use a stain resistant treatment. Most carpets come with a stain resistant treatment. If your carpet doesn't have one already, consider using a spray on treatment such as Scotchguard to help keep spills from soaking in and staining your carpet.
- Use rugs or mats strategically placed in high traffic areas. This way mud and dirt is tracked onto the easy to clean rugs or mats and not your pricey carpet.
- Avoid spills by keeping drinks out of carpeted areas and offering sippy cups to young children. If a spill does happen, soak the excess liquid up with a clean towel and use clean water to remove as much of the stain as possible. Blotting the spill up vs overly agitating the area is always recommended.
Sometimes carpet stains are unavoidable. If your carpet has a run in with a glass of grape juice or the soles of a toddler's muddy shoes, you might need to call in a professional. In these cases we hope you will consider using ServiceMaster Quality Services to do your carpet cleaning Feel free to contact us today for your free consultation to see what we can do for you!