Carpets can get dirty quickly during the summer months as people track in debris from their adventures outside. Summertime food favorites also tend to be drippy or sticky and pose another risk to your rugs. Here are three easy tips from Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis to help you keep your carpets clean this summer.

shoe rack, floor coverings international southwest metro minneapolisMake Your Home Shoe Free

One of the best ways to keep your carpets clean in the summer, or really any time of the year, is to ask people to take off their shoes before entering the carpeted areas of your home. Shoes carry in dirt and they also grind debris deep into your carpets. Asking people to remove their shoes goes a long way towards helping keep your carpets clean.

popsicle on carpetKeep Food Off The Carpet

Many warm weather treats can drip and cause stains to develop in your carpeting. Popsicles, snow cones and watermelon are just a few examples. Maintain a no eating on the carpet policy in your home to help prevent stains on your carpets. If a spill does happen, make sure to wipe it up quickly using approved cleaners for the carpet material.

vacuuming carpetVacuum Frequently

The last tip for keeping your carpets clean over the summer is to vacuum them more frequently. Depending on the foot traffic in your home, you may need to vacuum them every two or three days. If they start to smell, sprinkle some baking soda on them before vacuuming to help remove odor. You may want to schedule a professional service to come deep clean the carpets after everyone has returned to school and work in the fall. This is also a good moment to evaluate if it might be time to replace your carpet.

If you want to learn about more durable carpet types contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis today! We can help you find the perfect carpet to match for your lifestyle needs. We proudly serve the greater Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park area.

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