Are You Reactive or Proactive?

Winter means many different things to everyone: special holidays, family visits, playing in the snow, hot coco and dirty carpets. Wait a minute, what was that last one again?

reactive-proactiveYes, during the colder season your carpet is more prone to damage as indoor traffic increases. In order to keep your carpeting in the best of shape this winter it may be important to re-evaluate how you think of carpet care. Too often people approach carpet care re-actively  Instead of thinking ahead and preparing ourselves for the worst, we wait until the worst happens –and then it’s too late.

Buddy encourages home owners to be pro-active with their carpet care by doing the following…

1.       Using a Door Mat            

Your fist line of defense is to place doormats inside and outside all main traffic areas in and out of your home. You’ll be surprised at how much salt, sand, chemicals, and mud your heavy duty doormats can remove with just a few swipes of your shoes!

It’s also a great visual reminder for anyone entering your home to remember to wipe their feet outside and not on your carpet! Make sure to shake out doormats each day, sweeping away any debris from your entryway.

2.       Vacuuming Daily

Vacuuming every day will help keep dirt and debris from becoming ground into your carpet and destroying the fibers. Don’t forget to change the bag/filter on your vacuum. You can vacuum all you want and still won’t make a difference if your vacuum is not working properly. Buddy recommends using a Dyson –which captures more dirt than any other vacuum cleaner! (Click here to learn more about Dyson Vacuums!)

3.       Regular Professional Maintenance

Especially before (or after) having company, it’s always a good idea to have your carpet cleaned by professionals. The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends a professional cleaning every 12-18 months. Do your research when selecting a professional. Not all carpet cleaners are the same! Make sure they’ve been certified by the IICRC and practice hot water extraction.

 

Want More Info? Click here to find what the CRI has to say!

 

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