The Fall of Carpet Cleaning
No, I’m not actually talking about the end of carpet cleaning as we know it – I’m talking about Fall, aka Autumn. Fall is fast approaching, with it’s “official start date” being on September 22nd, the Autumnal Equinox. Soon, the leaves will start changing colors and falling, making brightly colored messes all over our lawns. Of course, some areas will see the changes sooner than others, some may see very little change, but one thing is fairly universal across the board: Fall is bad news for carpets.
But why would such a beautiful season be so damaging to your favorite floors? Well, let’s start by looking at the weather. Everyone knows that Fall means lower temperatures, less sunlight, and more moisture – or rather, moisture that isn’t immediately evaporated by the Summer heat. These three things by themselves are not great for carpets. Getting your carpets wet due to foot-traffic, and then having the carpets not getting as much heat and sunlight means there is an increased chance of mold and mildew forming. That’s something not even a carpet cleaning company wants to deal with, much less you.
Of course, the lingering water is one thing, but when you take into account all the debris you get with Fall, the big problems begin to appear. The most obvious one is leaves. With millions of leaves falling onto sidewalks, getting broken up into little fragments, and then getting stuck to shoes, you’re carpet will soon have to deal with a lot more than just normal dust. Add to this all the water we mentioned earlier, and you suddenly have a dirt/mud/leaf/water cocktail that can make a beautiful, fresh carpet look dirty and worn.
This all may make Fall sound rather unpleasant, but carpet stain removal is not something you have to be worried about if you just take a few basic precautions. To begin, if you’re going to get a carpet cleaning from Oxi Fresh be sure to get a carpet protector. This will give you the extra time you need to clean up dirt and stains before they can do real damage. Next, buy an area rug for your main entrance – one you won’t mind getting dirty. Have people wipe their shoes here and, if you desire, remove them. The last thing to do is make sure you keep your front walk and sidewalk clean. Obviously, with leaves falling every which way, you can’t keep it perfect. Still, regular sweepings will reduce your chance of bringing in dirt and debris.
Following these steps can help you prevent a lot of problems. Of course, it you do end up needing a carpet cleaning, just look to Oxi Fresh to get your carpets looking and feeling great!