Do’s & Don’ts for Clean Carpets in the Summer
When it comes to keeping carpets clean in the summer, there are a few best practices property managers can keep in mind. Here are some tips:
Do Vacuum Carpets Regularly in the Summer
Vacuuming is essential to remove dirt, dust, and debris from your carpets. During the summer, you may find that your carpets accumulate more outdoor pollutants such as pollen or mold spores, so vacuuming at least once or twice a week is recommended.
Do Address Carpet Spills and Stains Promptly
Summer activities can lead to more spills and stains on your property’s carpets, especially if you are a residential property. It’s important to address them promptly to prevent them from setting in and becoming harder to remove. Blot the spills immediately with a clean cloth or paper towel, working from the outer edge toward the center to prevent spreading the stain. Contact a cleaning professional quickly for help.
Don’t Forget the Doormats to Prevent Carpet Contaminant
If you don’t already use doormats at your property, consider investing in them as they will prevent and reduce dirt and dust from being tracked to harder to keep clean areas like carpets. Encourage tenants, visitors and staff to wipe their feet thoroughly before entering, especially if they have been outdoors and indoor carpeting is light colored. Gentle-toned signage can be effective if placed in an easy to spot location upon entry. If you use them already, consider cleaning daily.
Do Provide High-Traffic Areas of Carpet with Extra Protection
If you have specific areas on your property with carpet that experience heavy foot traffic, such as hallways or entryways, consider using runners or area rugs to protect the carpet underneath. This can help prevent excessive wear and tear and make it easier to clean those areas.
Do Call in the Carpet Professionals for Stains, Deep Cleans, and Quality Maintenance
Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning is essential and your property staff or contracted clean company can ensure things stay spotless, but professional deep carpet cleaning is recommended at least once or twice a year. Summer can be a good time to schedule this deep cleaning as the weather is typically drier, allowing for faster drying times.
That Said, Humidity and Carpet Cleaning Don’t Mix
Summer can also bring higher humidity levels. Excessive moisture can promote the growth of mold and mildew in your carpets. If carpet-cleaning in summer months, particularly August in the DMV region, be sure the area being cleaned has AC. Carpet used in areas like passageways or hallways that are semi or fully covered, but outdoors, should not be deep cleaned at this time.
Chemical Confusion? Don’t DIY; Leave Deep Carpet Cleaning to the Pros
Different carpets have different cleaning requirements, so it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and maintenance. This includes recommended cleaning methods, products to use or avoid, and any specific precautions to take.
Hire professionals to help with deep stains, extensive dirt buildup, or large areas to clean. They have the expertise, equipment, and specialized cleaning techniques to tackle tough stains and rejuvenate your carpets effectively and safely.
Keep it clean this summer, and if you need professional help, request a fast quote today. We have experience with office, church, school, business, condo and apartment complexes and more. We also offer bundled monthly cleaning services with annual or biannual services like a deep carpet clean, for deep savings. Ask about our bundles to save!