DIY: Keeping Your Carpets Clean and Your Home Healthy

 

Carpets tend to trap dirt, bacteria, and viruses. Hiring a professional to come in, and clean your carpet is effective, but expensive. Here are some DIY tricks to keeping your carpets clean, and your home healthy.

Tip #1:Hypoallergenic Vacuum Filters
Dust, pollen, mites, and other allergens can get trapped in your carpet which is bad for your family’s health. Sometimes, traditional vacuums are not as effective at removing the allergens from your carpet. Invest in a hypoallergenic vacuum filter, or bag for your vacuum, and never fear allergens again.

Tip #2: Shampoo Your Carpets
Kids, pets, and life in general can track mud, dirt, viruses, and bacteria onto your carpet. For cleaner carpets, and better health buy a carpet cleaner, and shampoo your carpets once a month.
By shampooing your carpets yourself, you will save money in the long run. Your carpet will last longer, and you won’t be paying for a professional to come in and do basically the same thing.

Tip #3: Spot Scrub
Change your cleaning routine to include spot scrubbing your carpet every day. Take a bottle of carpet cleaner, and a scrub brush, and look for any footprints, dirty spots, or stains from daily traffic, and scrub them out.
If there are any spills, or pet accidents it is best to scrub them out immediately so they don’t seep down into the carpet pad.

Tip #4: Take Off Your Shoes
Think about it. Shoes are dragged through puddles, dirt, grass, mud, and questionable substances all day long. Then, we wear them to walk on our carpets, and all the germs, bacteria, and dirt we stepped in all day long ends up in our carpet. For cleaner carpet, and better health avoid wearing your shoes on carpeted floors.

Tip #5: No Food
No matter how careful you, or your family can be, accidents happen when you eat. Food can gets ground into the carpet where it gets trapped and goes bad. The easiest way to avoid this is to avoid food in carpeted areas of your home.

Carpet is a wonderful flooring for any home. However, it does take maintenance to keep it clean. Use these five easy tips to keep your carpet clean without breaking the bank, and you will see the positive results it has on your home, and your family’s overall health.