After the recent heavy rains Prescott, AZ experienced due to monsoon season, many homeowners may find themselves dealing with damp, and muddy carpet – especially as household members and visitors come and go. Here are some tips to help you protect your carpet during monsoon season.
Use Mats or Rugs – One of the best, and most affordable, ways to protect carpet from the damaging effects of monsoon season is to strategically place outdoor mats and indoor rugs in doorways. This provides residents and visitors with a place to free their shoes of mud before entering your home.
Remove Shoes at the Door – This tip is even better than the above one – and, best of all, it’s free. Simply place a sign near your front door, politely asking everyone who visits to kindly remove their shoes outside. Make it a rule among family members. For added convenience, you can place a chair and shoe rack outside.
Use a Dehumidifier – While humidifiers bring much needed relief to allergy sufferers. A dehumidifier is used to free deeply embedded moisture buildup, often caused by humidity, from your carpet, furnishings, and flooring thus protecting your investments.
Regularly Vacuum the Carpets – The best way to maintain freshness, and keep your carpet free of dust, dirt, and allergens, is to regularly vacuum them. We recommend vacuuming s-l-o-w-l-y, in a back and forth motion, so that the lines intersect. Do this two times a week; if not more often.
Remove Odors – Whether your carpet smells moldy after heavy rain or has some other odor, you can use oxy-cleaning solutions to remove stains and odor. You can also a mixture of white vinegar, water, and baking soda. First, soak the area with the vinegar/water, followed by baking soda. Vacuum thoroughly once dry.
Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company – If despite your best efforts, your carpet still gets muddy and stained, then you’ll want to consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to thoroughly steam clean your carpeting. This will leave them looking and smelling like new.