Winter is the time of year when your carpet requires special maintenance. Carpet cleaning is especially important this season because the fibers are prone to staining due chemicals we use to combat inclement weather. We’ll explain why winter carpet care is a necessity.
How Winter Affects Indoor Carpeting
Tacoma isn’t the coldest region, though the area does get cold enough to experience occasional snowfall. How can snow be harmful to carpets? The snow you track into the house isn’t just ice particles; it’s also made up of dirt, road salt, and other debris. Snow that collects on the soles of your shoes ends up on the carpet.
How does this harm the carpet? When the snow melts and evaporates, it leaves behind calcium and magnesium deposits. This manifests in the form of a whitish crust that causes the carpet fibers to become stained. A crusted surface requires extensive carpet repair.
How to Prevent/Remove Snow Stains
Encourage all occupants to remove their footwear at the doorstep. This includes all outerwear that comes into contact with snow. Keep a shoe and coat rack next to the entrance.
If snow does end up on the carpet, then you might be able to clean the surface if you act in time. You can clear the debris using a homemade mixture of warm water and white vinegar. Apply the solution and wipe with a cloth or brush. This draws the salt to the surface. Gently wipe with a clean towel to remove the salt.
This method only works for a fresh stain. Once the salt dries, remediation requires professional removal.
We Handle Winter Carpet Care
The Tacoma area gets a lot of road salt in winter. We also do upholstery cleaning, which is also susceptible to damage from salt. To preserve carpet quality, contact Rick’s Family Carpet Care. Winter carpet care is a necessity for retaining the fiber strands’ longevity.
Winter-Time Carpet Maintenance
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