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Protect Your Carpets From Stains; How To Do It

Food and beverages have inevitably found their way onto our carpets. It will leave behind unsightly spots and stains that seem to appear out of nowhere. It’s a common occurrence to witness spills and accidents, especially with children around. Wouldn’t it be nice if you prevented your carpet from ever getting stained? Unfortunately, a completely stain-free life is probably unattainable, especially if you have kids! However, there are several methods to prevent the majority of stains from occurring. It will make the cleaning team! 

  1. Leave shoes at the door. Shoes are a huge cause of spots and stains on our carpet. Think about it, you never know who stepped in what outside. If you want to keep mud and who knows what else on your carpets, require that shoes be taken off at the door. Provide a shoe mat array right inside the entrance of your home to encourage this behaviour.
  2. Use mats. If you really can’t bear to not wear shoes inside, or you don’t want to have to ask your houseguests to remove their shoes, make sure that you have mats to catch the brunt of the mess. Place a heavy-duty mat outside of your door, and another rug right inside. This is especially important in the wet seasons to soak up any water, mud, or ice salt that your shoes may have.
  3. Clean your pets before they come inside. It’s probably too much effort to bathe your dog every time they go out to the bathroom, but if they happen to get very dirty or muddy, make sure to rinse them off before you allow them in the house. No one likes those muddy trails of paw prints in their home.
  4. Use sippy cups or other cups with lids for kids. If your kids tend to spill their drinks, have them use a cup with a lid. This way, even if they happen to knock over their cup, nothing will spill and make a mess. Getting fun character cups will help your kids warm up to their new cups.
  5. Better yet, take this one step further and don’t allow drinks or food outside of the kitchen or dining room. This goes especially for juices and sodas that tend to stain. You may even want to consider implementing this rule for the adults too. We cleaned up a lot of wine stains…
  6. Consider using a rug on top of a carpet in high-traffic areas. You may have never thought of using a rug over your carpet, but rugs are cheaper, easier to clean, and easier to replace than regular carpets. If you have an area in your home that is prone to spills and stains, this is a good option. Bonus tip: if you procure new carpet, keep the leftovers and use them as a rug.
  7. Take care of any spills that may happen quickly. The older a stain is, the harder it is to get out. Don’t put off cleaning up stains, do it right away for the best chance of saving your carpet.
  8. For the best chance of removing stains, use a carpet protectant.  Carpet cleaners recommend using a protectant on your carpet. It creates an invisible barrier that helps keep stains away from becoming a permanent part of the carpet fibre. Stains will eventually seep through this barrier. But carpet protectant protects your carpets. It will give you a longer window to clean up spills before they become a permanent stain. 

Glory Clan recognize the substantial investment you have made in your carpets. They want to enhance your investment and ensure a longer carpet life. Scheduling regular cleaning with Glory Clean enables you remove dust, spots and stains. They will make your home fresh, clean and healthy for your family. To learn more about their carpet cleaning service, give them a call at 0207 118 0866 or ask their carpet technician during a cleaning.