Nothing feels (or smells) better than a home that has had its carpet, tile, and upholstery professionally deep cleaned.  So, how do you get that clean feeling to last as long as possible?  Keep reading because we are sharing our top strategies for maintaining clean carpeting, upholstery, tile, and grout.

Minimize Dirt

Do all that you can to minimize dirt and debris from being tracked into your home.  Some of our favorite tips for this include:

> Placing doormats on both the inside and outside of your entryways.  This helps to collect debris before it gets tracked through your home. 

> Taking shoes off at the door – don’t allow people to walk through your home with shoes on.

> Vacuum weekly

Maintain Upholstery

A key strategy for maintaining upholstery is to have it protected with an upholstery protectant.  This will protect against spills and stains as well as odors.  In addition to upholstery protectant, consider:

> Vacuuming upholstered furniture on a regular basis

> Flip the cushions to promote an even distribution of wear and tear

> Avoid and protect against damaging sunlight and pollutants

Reduce Odors

The first step is to have all carpeting and upholstery professionally cleaned every six months.  In between deep cleanings, focus on 

> Keeping pets off the furniture or cover furniture with washable coverings

> Clean up spills as quickly as possible

> Use washable rugs in high traffic areas to protect your carpeting 

> Vacuum pet hair and dander often

Keep Tile and Grout Sparkling

Nothing freshens up a kitchen or bathroom after a deep tile and grout cleaning.  To maintain the sparkle, consider:

> Using washable floor mats in high traffic areas (in front of sinks, bathtubs, and cooktops)  to protect tile and grout

> Getting grout professionally sealed to keep dirt and grime from embedding in its porous surface

> Clean tiled surfaces weekly

> Squeegee tiled showers after each use to minimize mold growth 

Do you need help getting your carpet, tile, grout, and upholstery in tip-top condition?  Call us to book an appointment:  727-364-5158

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