Do you think you don't require carpet cleaning in winter? Think again! The moisture invades your house in the form of snow & ice and sticks to your carpet leading to some nasty stains. This not only makes your carpet look dirty and reduce its overall appeal but also make you prone to disease causing bacteria.
These stains come from the road salt and dirty snow and require quick treatment. Also, you must know about some essential carpet cleaning tips for winter.
In this post, we will discuss the most common types of carpet stains America faces in winter, how to deal with them and carpet maintenance tips for winter.
How to handle salt stains like a pro?
If you've got salt stains on your carpet, follow this DIY trick.
Mix equal portions of warm water and vinegar and pour it over the stain. Gently stir the area using a brush or cloth. Dab a small towel lightly over the area and let the area dry. The stain would be gone once the area is dry.
If you have poured excess solution, take it off using a vacuum. Make sure the area is well-ventilated while you leave the carpet to dry unless you're in a profound love with the intense, unbearable smell of vinegar.
How to deal with snow stains like a pro?
Did you just forget to remove your shoes while walking on your carpet? It is filled up with snow, and you're pretty sure it will leave a bad stain. Maybe not.
If the snow hasn't melted yet, brush it off. Then get a mixture of soap and water. Dip a piece of cloth into the mixture. Dab it on the affected area. Gently rub the area while starting from outside and moving towards the center. Once you see the stain gone, pat the area with a clean towel and let it dry.
How to deal with soot stains like a pro?
While you try to survive the chilly winter, you might end up damaging your carpet. If it has got some soot stains (we know you don't know how that happened), here's what to do to get rid of them.
Get some baking soda and put on the stain and leave it for at least an hour. Use some rubbing alcohol it to rub off the stain. Continue until the stain is completely gone. Let the carpet dry in a well-ventilated area then onwards.
How to avoid stains on your carpet in winter?
If you're too lazy to follow the above procedures to deal with carpet stains or too miser to hire a professional carpet cleaning company regularly, you have only one way out i.e. to avoid stains.
Here's how you can prevent carpet stains in winter:
- Have shoe rack just inside the door of your house to avoid walking around the house with dirty shoes.
- Keep your walkways clean.
- Use doormats and always rub your shoes to shake off the dust and snow before entering the main area.
- Vacuum your carpets as regularly as possible. (we're suggesting daily vacuuming)
- Get your carpet deep cleaned before the snowfall begins. Check out the snow removal experts in your area.
- Try investing in a high-quality fiber carpet that naturally resist stains.
Remember that you need to be very careful while dealing with carpets. They're costly, and they look horrible if they're not spot free and well maintained. A little bit care and awareness from your side can save you lots of money and bring you peace of mind.
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