Tips for Keeping Your Westminster Carpets Looking Great

Woman in yellow rubber gloves scrubbing brown carpeting

Occupying a prime location midway between Denver and Boulder, the City of Westminster is the 7thmost populous city in Colorado. It's a beautiful city with lots of green space just a stone's throw from the foothills of the Rockies. If you live in Westminster, you appreciate the stunning vistas, the fresh air, and the convenience of having the Rocky Mountain Airport, the 1stBank Center, and Standley Lake all just a few minutes away. You also know that keeping your carpets clean in a frontier country like this can be something of a challenge. So in this post, those of us at Steve's Carpet Care & Restoration are going to provide a few tips and tricks for keeping your Westminster carpets looking and feeling great.

Helpful Tips for Maintaining Your Carpets in Westminster

We love the environment as much as anyone, but we see every day how much of a challenge it can be to keep carpets in Westminster looking and feeling their best. So here are some simple tips and tricks you can use to ensure what’s underfoot is always up to snuff.

    Leave the Shoes at the door

    This simple trick will save you a lot of vacuuming and reduce the number of times you need professional carpet cleaning services. More than half the dirt in any given carpet in Westminster got there by hitching a ride on the bottom of someone's shoes. So put up a little sign in the foyer and at the back door announcing that the house is a no-shoe zone. Of course, you can take it down during holiday parties and the like so as not to inconvenience guests. But for day-to-day activity, shoes should be left just inside the door.

    Add Rugs Over Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

    In high-traffic areas or areas where people tend to congregate (like around the sofa and TV in the living room) place area rugs on top of the wall-to-wall. The area rug will absorb most of the wear and tear and extend the life of the carpeting underneath. If someone knocks over a drink on the coffee table, the area rug will absorb the liquid, not the wall-to-wall. The area rug also absorbs most of the pet hair when your pooch is relaxing on the floor in front of the sofa while you watch the game. In addition, you can use runners on top of the wall-to-wall in hallways or high-traffic lanes between rooms.

    Be Prepared For The Worst

    Nobody wants to see a glass of red wine slip out of someone's hand and land on the carpeting. But it happens. And when it does, you're either ready for it or you're not. If you're not, then precious minutes will tick by while the Chateau du Rugkiller soaks into the fabric to take up permanent residence. If you are, you'll have clean, soft towels ready to blot up the wine and plenty of baking soda on hand to quickly make a paste that you can apply to the stain. After the paste dries, you can vacuum it up. And if there is still a bit of color visible, you'll also have some OTC carpet stain remover on hand (that's compatible with your type of carpeting) to apply to the remaining stain to finish the job.

    Put That Baking Soda to Use

    You don’t have to wait until there’s been a red wine catastrophe to use the baking soda. Sprinkling a bit on your Westminster carpets is a great way to soak up objectionable odors or to just remove that musty smell from the carpets in between professional cleanings. Just let it sit on the carpeting for 10 or 15 minutes and then vacuum the rug the way you normally would. When you're done, you'll be surprised how much cleaner and fresher the whole room smells. This type of carpet freshener is also non-toxic for pets and kids. So keep that in mind if you’ve got little ones who like crawling around on the carpeting.

    Schedule Regular Visits From Steve’s

    While the above tips will help you keep your carpets looking good and smelling fresh on a day-to-day basis, you'll still need to have the pros in from time to time for deep cleaning. That's because vacuuming only removes the surface dirt, dust, and debris from your carpets. Carpets regularly absorb microbes - including all kinds of dust, dirt, pollen, and other airborne nasties that burrow down right to the base of the pile. Pet dander, dead skin (which comprises a large portion of the “dust” in any given house), dust mites and other contaminants also hide in the nether regions of the pile and can only be removed by professional intervention. Steve's Carpet Care & Restoration's truck-mounted steam cleaning service restores carpeting to a like-new condition. And by practicing the other tips on this list, you ensure it stays that way for as long as possible.

Westminster Carpet Care Made Easy

Keeping your home's carpets clean and pristine isn't rocket science. It's a combination of common sense, preparedness, and expert carpet care. To have your carpeting professionally cleaned by our experienced professionals, call Steve's Carpet Care & Restoration today at (303) 530-4900 or contact our team online.

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