Now that the summer is slowing down to a close and the kids are going back to school, it’s time to get back to clean!  In this month’s blog, we are going to share some basic carpet, tile and grout cleaning strategies so that your home is its cleanest!

Carpet Cleaning Basic #1:  Vacuuming Frequency

Frequency matters.  Minimally, carpets should be vacuumed at least once per week.  More in heavily-trafficked areas. The reason being is, you want to capture as much dirt and debris as possible, not only to keep your home clean but to prolong the life of your carpet.  Dirt, debris, and particles can wear down the fibers in your carpet making them look worn, dull, faded, and old.

Carpet Cleaning Basic #2:  Doormats

It’s the little things that matter!  Placing doormats on both sides of the door do you and your carpets a favor!  The doormat on the outside of the door captures debris particles from falling from your shoes.  The doormat on the inside traps what’s left over. This one little thing can cut down on the amount of dirt and debris that finds its way into your home – resulting in a longer life for your carpet.  Bonus tip: request that people take their shoes off before walking around your home. This will help to keep your come clean and your family healthier! You would be amazed at the dirt, bacteria, and germs that are creeping around the bottom of your shoes!

Tile Cleaning Basic #1:  Vacuum First

STOP!  Before you start swishing the mop around your tile floor, take the time to vacuum it first.  Failure to vacuum first can result in a bigger mess! Imagine there is dirt on the floor and you begin to mop without vacuuming first, when you add water…you make mud.  This type of mixture is really difficult to mop up. The other thing that can happen when you don’t vacuum first is, you could scratch your tile by pushing around debris, sand, and grit with a mop making your tile appear dull and tired.

Tile Cleaning Basic #2:  Keep Grout Clean

Nothing makes tile look dirty faster than dirty grout.  Grout is porous and absorbs dirt, grease, and grime easily.  To help protect grout, we recommend sealing it, creating a protective barrier against dirt, grease, and grime.  If you haven’t sealed your grout, you may want to consider calling us to help you power out the dirt and seal it with a protectant that lasts up to two years.

Do you need help getting your home back to clean now that the summer is over and the kids are back in school?  Give us a call to book your appointment today! (727) 364-5158.

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