With the temperatures dropping around the northeast, a chill in the air, and the leaves starting to yellow… you know what that all means. Summer is at an end, and Fall has begun! That means football, tailgating, cold weather, and more time spent inside. More time spent inside is great… but it also means your carpets will be getting a ton more wear and tear. In fact, because people are coming in and out of their homes in Chicago so often in Fall, they track in more dirt than winter or summer. So, you’ll need to step your carpet cleaning game up this fall. However, there’s no need to worry… Chicago Carpet Care has some expert fall cleaning tips that will have your carpet looking better than ever this autumn!
Fall Carpet Cleaning Tips
Remember, if your carpet is heavily soiled, it’s best to call in the pros. However, to keep your carpets in good shape until the pros arrive, we’ve got 3 great Fall carpet cleaning tips you can use!
Unfortunately, you’ll need to be vacuuming more in the Fall. However, we’ve found that prioritizing the heavy-traffic areas with a daily cleaning while letting the unused rooms slide for much longer prevents cleaning fatigue, and gives you a routine that you can actually stick to.
And you’ll need to stick to it – dirt accumulation is the number one killer of carpets!
Be Ready at a Moment’s Notice
Set aside a carpet quick-cleanup kit. In the event of a spill, like when your buddy knocks over his wings after a Bears touchdown and gets buffalo sauce all over your carpet, you’ll be able to respond much quicker. Immediately soaking up and treating the mess can eliminate the risk of long-term damage.
As far as what type of cleaners, that’s up to you. Experiment with different solutions to see what works best with your carpet. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s label though – you don’t want to spray anything on your carpet that will bleach or stain it.
Brush Up On Your Technique
There’s a technique to cleaning up messes on your carpet – and if you don’t know it, you need to learn it. Essentially, far too many folks will aggressively rub the stain, which only serves to grind it further into your carpet’s fibers. Instead, you should apply a cleaning solution and gently blot or dab up the stain using an absorbent cloth. Doing so will help to remove the staining agent, and prolong the life of your carpet.
Call In The Pros
If it’s been more than 6 months since your last professional carpet cleaning, you’re overdue! A professional carpet cleaning is the very best way to gently yet completely clean your carpets.
At Chicago Carpet Care, our carpet cleaning procedure removes dirt, dander, allergens and microbes… all without harsh cleaning agents that will degrade your carpet or void your warranty.
Ready to Clean Up Before Fall? Give Us a Call!
We hope you found these tips helpful! If you’re due for a professional carpet cleaning, or have stains you can’t get out yourself, we’d love to help. Call us at at (888) 449-3227 or submit a form on our contact page to reach us online. Enjoy the Fall, Chicago!