Here in Santa Fe, carpet plays many roles in our households. We use them to hold our snowy boots, or goat head filled flip flops. And we set out the hand woven rug we got at the local Spanish market as decoration in the front entrance of the house.
We all want our home to look clean, which could not be done if our carpets are not in the best shape. You know the feeling, when you clean the carpets in your house, it not only looks great but also gives your house an ambiance boost.
These 7 tips will keep your carpets looking new and fresh for a long time:
1. Regular and Thorough Vacuuming up of the Santa Fe Carpet Clingers
Most people believe vacuuming their carpets once a week is enough - which is not enough. If dirt and debris are not removed immediately, it settles in deeper in your carpet and gives it an untidy look.
If you’re a local, you know all about Santa Fe carpets harboring goat heads. Stepping on one in your home is the worse!
This is why it is important to vacuum your carpet regularly as well as thoroughly. Give more attention to the areas receiving more foot traffic. For a complete carpet care guide, check out our post here.
2. Say Goodbye to the Shoes
Do you walk around the carpeted areas of your house wearing shoes? Well, it is time to kick the habit. Make sure you, as well as your guests, remove their shoes as soon as they enter the carpeted areas of your house.
The dirt from the bottom of our shoes get tracked into the house and not only make the cleaning harder but also wears the carpets out faster.
Make yourself at home, kick your shoes off!
3. Invest in Deep Cleaning Twice a Year
Vacuuming regularly will only get you so far. You also need to invest in deep cleaning your carpet at least twice a year. Deep cleaning your carpets will make it look as good as new. It will also ensure no dust mites or bacteria remain to harm your family.
4. Extra Protection
Cleaning rugs are much easier than cleaning carpets. As a tip to keep your carpets clean, try placing smaller rugs around the house. Most of the dust will be tracked on that instead of the carpet. This will give your carpet a bubble of protection from the extra dirt or debris.
5. Don’t Ignore the Stains
Spilled some wine on your carpet? Clean it right away. You can’t prevent the spills from happening, but you can take prompt action to make sure the stain doesn’t set. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to get it out. But make sure you don’t rub the spill as it will spread. Gently dab or blot the area with a sponge or a paper towel to get the stain out.
6. Baking Soda is Your Friend
Keeping the carpet clean and fresh is the goal. And the freshness can be achieved with the help of baking soda. Baking soda will give your carpet a more neutralized and fresh scent. All you have to do is sprinkle a little before vacuuming and your house will smell clean and pleasant.
7. Don’t Ignore the Vacuum Filters
Your vacuum cleaner is the saving grace when it comes to carpet cleaning. Which is why it is so important it remains in top shape. If you don’t change the filters regularly, the suction of it will be affected and the cleaning will take more effort.
Santa Fe is such a unique place, and so is your home. Just a little effort will make sure your carpets remain fresh and new supporting a healthy and homey abode.