It's very important to take action between professional cleanings to make sure your floors maintain a pleasing appearance, odor and longer lifespan. You should make it a goal to vacuum rugs and carpets at least once a week to prevent dirt buildup. If you have pets you may want to vacuum as often as once a day to every other day, depending on how much they shed. This will prevent animal fur from collecting around your living space and will also prevent that dreaded animal smell in your home.
Anytime there is a liquid spill or pet accident, be sure you clean it up right away! The longer you let liquids sit on your carpet and eventually dry, the more likely they are going to leave a stain! The most effective way to clean up liquid is to start from the outside of the spill and work your way in to the middle, blotting or dabbing dry rather than rubbing back and forth. Once you have soaked up most of the liquid, use a carpet safe cleaning spray to get rid of any smell or discoloration. Spray a thin layer and let sit for a moment, then blot dry in the same way you did before!
It's wise to have a "shoes off" policy in your home to avoid dirt and germs being tracked into the house from outside. You can also place mats or runners near doors and high traffic areas to protect the floors underneath. If you or a loved one has any allergies it is crucial that you have good cleaning habits and a regular deep cleaning to prevent dust and allergen buildup that could cause a reaction!
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