Winter carpet cleaning tips for Nanaimo homes and businesses;
Carpet cleaning in winter months on Vancouver Island, temperatures are dropping and rain falls becomes part of Nanaimo Daily life. Unfortunately, this means your carpets are in for some rough treatment also!
During the Nanaimo winter, your family, employees, and customers will track snow, dirt, sand, and salt inside. All that ends up in your carpets, water is a major problem and without proper carpet cleaning, the effects on your carpet and upholstery will last longer than the snow and rain.
Here are our Nanaimo Carpet Cleaning top three winter carpet cleaning tips to help business and homeowners avoid long-term issues like permanent staining and wear;
- Carpet Mats:
The best way to prevent tracking snow and slush into your building is by giving people a place to wipe their feet before they come inside. Carpet entry mats are excellent for trapping dirt and absorbing moisture. Visible “Please wipe your feet” reminder signs can also go a long way toward encouraging guests remove or wipe their feet before entering. Entry mats can easily be washed or professionally steam cleaned by our carpet cleaners.
The Nanaimo locals toss sand, gravel, and salt on the slippery pavement to add traction in winter. While this is effective for preventing slips and falls, it leads to sand, pebbles, and salt eventually ending up in your carpet. These particles damage the carpet fibres if regular carpet cleaning hasn’t been done. Make sure you increase vacuuming and general carpet care during the winter months. This helps prevent carpet deterioration in the long term.
3. Professionally steam clean carpets
Another winter-related problem is salt and ice melting on your carpets. When mixed with the moisture from snow and rain, salt leaves a chalky, white residue on your carpet once the water evaporates. If these areas are left untreated, salt stains can be permanent! This leads to professional carpet repairs or replacement. To help prevent the need to repair or replace carpet, make sure you call Nanaimo Carpet Cleaning for all local and professional, truck mounted, carpet cleaning.