Edmontonians, rejoice! Warmer weather is finally here. Now that the snow has melted and temperatures are climbing, it’s time to take advantage of the new season and refresh your home for the sunny months ahead. If you have carpet in your home, spring is the perfect time to give your space a little TLC and make sure it looks its best for years to come, especially with moisture and mud becoming one of your biggest seasonal challenges. Below, we’ll take a look at some quick tips and tricks for spring carpet cleaning. Read on to learn more!
Why is Spring an Ideal Time to Clean?
While it’s best to have a consistent cleaning routine all year round, spring and fall are two solid time frames to do a bit of a deeper clean as they come both before and after major seasonal transitions. For spring, in particular, you’ll gain a chance to get rid of any dirt and grime that may have collected over the winter as well as deal with any damage that may have occurred as the result of exposure to moisture. Using the yearly thaw as a chance to catch up and refresh is a great way to extend the life of your carpets as a whole and to ensure that your home is free of mould and potential allergens.
Where to Start
One of the best ways to start your spring deep clean is by giving your carpets a thorough vacuuming. Ideally, you’ll have wanted to be vacuuming approximately once a week prior to this to avoid build-up, but if you’ve skipped a week here or there (we certainly won’t judge!) this is even more vital. Make sure you use vacuum settings that are well suited to the pile of your specific carpet and spend some extra time going over corners to get down into the nitty-gritty.
Spot Treat Stains
Have a couple of stains or unsavoury spots that have built up? Now is the time to get to work! When removing stains from your carpet, you want to remember, that in general, where chemicals are concerned, less is more. Use both water and solvents (always make sure any chemicals are compatible with your carpeting first) sparingly, and blot (not scrub) problem areas until they begin to lift.
Consider a Professional Clean
Did you know that you should ideally look at having your carpets professionally cleaned once a year to get rid of dirt and allergens, as well as protect the fibres and more? What better time is there to treat your carpets to a spa day than spring! Get rid of the grime and build-up from winter and prepare your carpets for summer with a deep clean that will have them looking brand new in no time!
Stay on Top for Summer
Now that you’ve got your carpets back in tip-top shape, a simple cleaning routine once a week is all you need to help keep build-up at bay for the next few months. Vacuum regularly for the best results; your floors will thank you!
Need Some Help With Your Spring Refresh?
Ashley Fine Floors has you covered! With countless flooring options in-store, including top carpet offerings from the best names on the market, we’re proud to be Edmonton’s first choice for flooring solutions. Contact us today to learn more!