People all over the world are rightfully concerned about germs and bacteria, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. Prevention begins inside the house with proper sanitation. This includes disinfecting the carpet and other walking surfaces.
How to Minimize Germs on Carpet Floors
Prevention is key. We suggest placing a doormat at the home’s entrance and enforcing a “no shoes” policy. Footwear can bring in dirt, asphalt residue, pet droppings, etc.
In addition, you can place a rug over the carpet. No, it is not strange or even out-of-the-box to put a rug on top of the carpet. Many homeowners actually do this to keep the carpet free of contaminants.
Disinfecting the Carpet: The Step-By-Step Process
- Begin by vacuuming the floor. You should actually do this twice a week. Increase to three to four times a week if you have pets or walking toddlers.
- Once the carpet is free of solid debris, begin the disinfection process. You can use a number of natural disinfecting agents, many of which you probably already own. Examples include baking soda, vinegar, cornmeal, and Borax.
- Use your chosen solution along with a steam vacuum.
- Avoid contact with the carpet until it’s completely dry.
Hire a Professional
The above steps, while effective, are not a replacement for professional carpet cleaning. The DIY method is comparable to brushing and flossing your teeth at home. Professional carpet cleaning, on the other hand, is akin to your biannual teeth cleaning at the dental clinic. You need both for optimal dental health, and it’s the same way with maintaining a sanitized carpet.
We Clean All Floor Surfaces
All surfaces, including carpet, tile, and upholstery teem with germs. Rick’s Family Carpet Care doesn’t just clean these surfaces but also removes the bacteria that make you sick. Disinfecting the carpet is the first step in good home maintenance.
Carpet Cleaning and Sanitization
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