End of Summer Cleaning Checklist
As the end of summer approaches (stores are already selling pumpkin spice products and halloween candy), now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your carpet or tile cleanliness in preparation for Fall festivities.
With that said, let's run through a checklist of tasks for you to consider when it comes to cleaning your home:
Replace Old Floor Mats
After going in and out of your home during the spring and summer months, there's a good chance that a fair amount of dirt and bacteria has made it's way inside. While it's recommended to use floor mats at the entryways to your home to prevent dirt from getting on your carpets, now might be a good time to replace—or at least pat-down—any old and heavily-used floor mats.
Dust Off Your Shelves, Tables, Lamps & Furniture
To prevent the collection of dust mites from forming in your carpets or upholstery, it's always a good idea to make sure your furniture is dust-free. If you've noticed dust forming on your tables or lamps, take this opportunity to give them a good wipe-down. If possible, take your items outside before wiping them down to ensure that no dust particles make their way into your carpets.
Check Your Carpets for Mold Growth
Mold in your carpets can be very unsightly and even cause health problems, such as respiratory issues! The last thing you want when entertaining guests in your home is for someone to notice a nasty mold spot on your carpets. That being said, it doesn't hurt to inspect your carpets for any signs of mold growth that may have been caused by spills, pet stains, and the like.
Look for Discoloration in Your Tile Grout
If the grout between your tiles is starting to fade or lose its color, there's a good chance that dirt and bacteria has seeped deep into the pores of your grout. Simply wiping your tiles down with soap and a mop is not an effective solution to removing the dirt between your tiles. Not to mention that soap scum can form on the surface of your tiles, leaving behind a noticeable residue.
Inspect Your Area Rugs for Rips and Tears
Typically, signs of tearing in oriental carpets or area rugs means that there is a moth larvae infestation. Moth larvae like to chew away at the fibers of these rugs, which can serve as a breeding ground for more larvae! If you don't see any tears but haven't had your rugs cleaned in a while, you might want to consider having them professionally cleaned as preventative maintenance, which leads us right into the final checklist item:
Schedule a Professional Cleaning
It is recommended in the cleaning industry to have your floors and upholstery professionally cleaned at least once a year. Not only are there health benefits to having cleaner floors, you'll be able to impress your guests in the upcoming Fall season. A professional cleaner can effectively remove any signs of mold growth, stains, grout discoloration, and more to get your floors and upholstery looking as clean as possible!
Have you scheduled your professional cleaning yet? Whether you have carpets, tile, or upholstery that needs cleaning, Carpet & Tile Solutions can help! Simply fill out the contact form below for a FREE ESTIMATE or call Jim Rowland at 407-252-7222.