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April 23, 2015

You may be tempted to give up on your carpet when the spring rains come pouring down. It can feel impossible to keep up with the daily maintenance requirements brought on by muddy feet and high humidity levels. When the wet season comes, it's more important than ever to address problems as soon as they arise. From smells to moisture, here are some tips to help you keep your carpet fresh during the rain:

  • Invest in a humidifier - THe more humid your indoor atmosphere is, the more likely it is that your carpet will suffer from mold, mildew, and other moisture problems. A dehumidifier will also help keep the rest of your home free from the buildup of moisture. 
  • Ask a carpet cleaning company, such as Rite Rug, about protective coatings - Scotchgard type applications can help prevent dirt and stains from setting in the carpet and causing ruinous damage. The treatments will give you more time to clean spills and make the process a little easier. 
  • Enforce a no shoes rule - Have your family members and guests leave their shoes at the door when they come in. The practice will keep mud and other debris from being tracked into your home from the outside world. It can also effectively lengthen the lifespan of your carpeting. 
  • Wipe paws - Dogs can be some of the worst offenders when it comes to tracking in mud and dirt. Keep a rag or paw-wiping glove near the door and give each paw a quick wipe before letting your furry friend scamper into the house. It takes much less time than cleaning up a mess after the fact.
  • Vacuum at least once a week - Vacuum the main areas of your home once or twice a week to life any debris that you weren't able to keep away. The process will fluff up the carpet and keep anything from getting pushed down into the carpet and causing smells. 
  • Avoid carpet powders - Carpet powders smell nice, but they don't always vacuum up well. Dampness can make your carpet messy.
  • Get rid of odors with vinegar - There are some oxy-cleaning solutions on the market that will effectively remove stains and odors, but if you're opposed to using chemicals, make a solution of vinegar and water to spray onto the carpet. Blot the area with a clean rag after letting it sit for 15-20 minutes. The vinegar smell will dissipate once dry, leaving you with fresh smelling carpet. Before trying any odor eliminator, spot check a small area to make sure the solution will not discolor your carpeting.

If your carpet still gets muddy after taking these steps, hire a professional cleaning company, such as Rite Rug, to come in and clean the high traffic areas. You may be tempted to wait until the rainy season is over, but addressing any stain, odor, or dirt issues quickly will prevent the problem from becoming worse. Do take advantage of carpet protection after cleaning to ensure that your carpet is protected moving forward. To get your carpet dry, use a dehumidifier after cleaning. 

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

You may be tempted to give up on your carpet when the spring rains come pouring down. It can feel impossible to keep up with the daily maintenance requirements brought on by muddy feet and high humidity levels. When the wet season comes, it's more important than ever to address problems as soon as they arise. From smells to moisture, here are some tips to help you keep your carpet fresh during the rain:

  • Invest in a humidifier - THe more humid your indoor atmosphere is, the more likely it is that your carpet will suffer from mold, mildew, and other moisture problems. A dehumidifier will also help keep the rest of your home free from the buildup of moisture. 
  • Ask a carpet cleaning company, such as Rite Rug, about protective coatings - Scotchgard type applications can help prevent dirt and stains from setting in the carpet and causing ruinous damage. The treatments will give you more time to clean spills and make the process a little easier. 
  • Enforce a no shoes rule - Have your family members and guests leave their shoes at the door when they come in. The practice will keep mud and other debris from being tracked into your home from the outside world. It can also effectively lengthen the lifespan of your carpeting. 
  • Wipe paws - Dogs can be some of the worst offenders when it comes to tracking in mud and dirt. Keep a rag or paw-wiping glove near the door and give each paw a quick wipe before letting your furry friend scamper into the house. It takes much less time than cleaning up a mess after the fact.
  • Vacuum at least once a week - Vacuum the main areas of your home once or twice a week to life any debris that you weren't able to keep away. The process will fluff up the carpet and keep anything from getting pushed down into the carpet and causing smells. 
  • Avoid carpet powders - Carpet powders smell nice, but they don't always vacuum up well. Dampness can make your carpet messy.
  • Get rid of odors with vinegar - There are some oxy-cleaning solutions on the market that will effectively remove stains and odors, but if you're opposed to using chemicals, make a solution of vinegar and water to spray onto the carpet. Blot the area with a clean rag after letting it sit for 15-20 minutes. The vinegar smell will dissipate once dry, leaving you with fresh smelling carpet. Before trying any odor eliminator, spot check a small area to make sure the solution will not discolor your carpeting.

If your carpet still gets muddy after taking these steps, hire a professional cleaning company, such as Rite Rug, to come in and clean the high traffic areas. You may be tempted to wait until the rainy season is over, but addressing any stain, odor, or dirt issues quickly will prevent the problem from becoming worse. Do take advantage of carpet protection after cleaning to ensure that your carpet is protected moving forward. To get your carpet dry, use a dehumidifier after cleaning. 

 

April 20, 2015

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. With the fresh air here to stay, why not also freshen up your home for the warm months ahead? When recreating the home that you’ve always wanted, you need to start from the ground up! Every decision you make in redesigning the home of your dreams is essential in bringing the warmth from outside straight into your home.

When renewing your home for spring, call the the flooring & carpeting specialists at Rite Rug; we have the professionals that you can trust. No matter what you hope your home becomes, Rite Rug can make that happen for you. At reliable prices and quality service guaranteed, it’s time to renovate your home. Don’t hesitate a moment longer in creating the look and feel you want inside your home -- it’s time to step on it. Visit a Rite Rug near you, and recreate the place you call home from the ground up, today!

 

Posted by: Rite Rug Blog Administrator

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. With the fresh air here to stay, why not also freshen up your home for the warm months ahead? When recreating the home that you’ve always wanted, you need to start from the ground up! Every decision you make in redesigning the home of your dreams is essential in bringing the warmth from outside straight into your home.

When renewing your home for spring, call the the flooring & carpeting specialists at Rite Rug; we have the professionals that you can trust. No matter what you hope your home becomes, Rite Rug can make that happen for you. At reliable prices and quality service guaranteed, it’s time to renovate your home. Don’t hesitate a moment longer in creating the look and feel you want inside your home -- it’s time to step on it. Visit a Rite Rug near you, and recreate the place you call home from the ground up, today!

 

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