Spring might be the season associated with cleaning, but it’s actually Autumn that has the potential to do the most damage to your carpets.
As night-time temperatures fall, people tend to close their windows and turn up their heating, creating a perfect atmosphere for potentially harmful allergens and dust mites. This means the first thing you should focus on at this time of year is making sure you are vacuuming regularly. If you don’t do this then these irritants will get trodden deep into your carpets where they can’t be reached with ordinary household cleaning devices but where they can still cause harm to you and your family. In high traffic areas you should arguably be vacuuming about three times a week.
Using a doormat and making sure that everyone takes their shoes off before they enter your home is a good way of making sure that dirt, mud, and dead leaves stay outside your home at this time of year. Another good maintenance tip is to clean up any food and liquid spills and mud spots as they occur, to prevent them from becoming stubborn stains. Consider keeping a stain-removing product at hand at all time. Baking soda and vinegar are a great combination for quick and eco-friendly cleaning around the house.
Autumn is a good time of year to have your home professionally cleaned, otherwise your carpets will be a home to dirt and allergens through the winter. Professional cleaning companies can help you extract over 97% of the dirt from your house, and the Hot Water Extraction system we use at Cleaning Bros is one of the most thorough machines available. It cleans around four times faster than some of the cheaper machines on the market, helping us to provide our services to customers in a timely fashion. It leaves carpets and upholstery dry and ready to use in almost no time at all (quite different to some competitors who use small, under-powered extraction machines, which tend to leave your carpets damp for several hours after the clean). This is particularly important in Autumn where damp conditions can cause mould growth!