5 Top Tips to Keep Your Carpets Clean in Summer

Are you worried about keeping your carpets clean over the summer?

A time of year when most people relax in their gardens, stroll around the local park and take advantage of the warmer weather, dirty shoes are a common occurrence.

Fortunately, if you have already started to notice a few grubby stains appearing on your carpets, you can take steps to keep them clean and looking their best.

From upping your cleaning routine to investing in rugs and runners, read on to discover 5 top tips to keep your carpets clean all summer long.

  1. No shoes allowed

Simple but effective, one of the easiest ways to avoid stains on your carpet is to ensure that people remove their shoes before entering your home.

Although this may be challenging if you have young children, believe us when we say it will be worth the effort.

If you get fed up with constantly asking people to take off their shoes, why not make a sign to display on your front door or on your porch? Just remember to ask politely!

  1. Get vacuuming  

Regular vacuuming is essential for keeping your carpets in optimal condition for longer. Typically, it is recommended that you vacuum your carpets once a week. However, if you have a lot of people visiting your home during the summer, it can be beneficial to increase this to twice a week or more.

It is a good idea to sprinkle some baking soda over your carpets before you vacuum to absorb any bad odours.

  1. Protect high-footfall areas

For high-footfall areas of your home, such as the stairs and the hallway, you might want to consider investing in a rug or a runner to protect your carpets. Not only can this help to prevent dirt from becoming entrenched in your carpet, but it can also help to stop general wear and tear.

You can find rugs and runners at our Balham carpets shop, with options to suit all budgets and tastes.

  1. Don’t delay, clean up spills today!

If there is a spillage on your carpet or someone walks over it with muddy shoes, it is imperative that you take action straight away before the stain sets in.

You may be able to clean it with a basic solution of warm water and liquid detergent, or you may require a chemical cleaner, depending on the type of stain.

There are lots of handy tips online on how to remove carpet stains.

  1. Call in the professionals

If your carpets are looking a little on the grubby side by the end of the summer, why not hire a professional cleaning company to come and give them a good wash?

While you can rent carpet cleaners and steam cleaners, this can sometimes damage the delicate fibres of a carpet, especially if you don’t know how to use them properly. However, with a professional carpet cleaner, you are guaranteed a premium service and a great end result.